About Michael Reisig:
I’ve been at this business of writing for a long time – 20 years. Although I owe the nexus of my ability to write adventure to experience, I was , later in my life, a newspaper editor and publisher, an award-winning columnist. My books have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced for ebooks and audio.
I attended high school and college in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. After college, I relocated to the Florida Keys, established a commercial diving business, got my pilot’s license, and traveled extensively throughout the southern hemisphere, diving, treasure hunting, adventuring, and writing about my travels. The truth is, a great many of the situations and the characters in my novels are authentic, but let’s face it, nothing makes a great read like experience…
What inspires you to write?
What inspires you to eat? It’s the same thing with me — I have to do it. I have to get this stuff out…
Tell us about your writing process.
I love the alchemy that comes with creating a novel — it’s as exciting for me as the people who later read the book. I rarely use an outline and hardly know what’s going to happen next. I also enjoy recalling past adventures and people and weaving them into my novels. It’s an exciting and highly profitable business.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Our characters take on lives of their own — it’s just the way it is. I remember a successful writer once lamenting to me about the characters in the book he was presently writing: “Damn!” he said. “I don’t know what I’ll do if she falls in love with him!”
That pretty much says it all.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up. It’s not an easy journey — but there’s nothing like being a successful novelist.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I discovered early on that it was far more profitable, and you had much more control, if you self-published your books. You answer to no one, and you are under nobody’s thumb, and you get to keep all the money…
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of publishing is definitely electronic — more money, less hassle.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Adventure/SiFi/Humor
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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