About Michael Wayne Cottle:
I was born and raised in Alabama and a borderline math nut with a common sense approach to life. I am a self-admitted night owl by nature, a writer and publisher of musical melodies, an applied discrete mathematician, coffee drinker, a part-time redneck, comedian, chemist, woodworker, father and husband. However, only a couple of those traits bring in any significant revenue and I only hold a Master’s Degree in mathematics.
What inspires you to write?
Reflection I think. Sometimes you have emotions that collect inside, and the best way is to splatter them out in a Word document. Preferably, you don’t splatter them out on Facebook at 2 AM in the morning after a few shots.
Tell us about your writing process.
Usually the vision is all in my head, but I will use an Excel spreadsheet to track certain timelines and character ideas. I write slow, and review what I just wrote thoroughly. I probably go over it too much honestly.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, we have chats in the wee hours of the morning. I use my over-developed skill of empathy actually. What would he say, and how would she react to that.
What advice would you give other writers?
Certain parts seem to come easier for some, and harder for others. What I find difficult, might be easy for another, and the opposite on the next part of it. Do your best and keep faith that what you are doing will be worth it- eventually.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Do some research before jumping into anything. Also, only you can decide what you are looking to do. What works great for someone you know may not be the best route for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I would like to see things more compiled. Say, if I look for a book on Amazon, then I just select the book. At checkout, I pick out the format whether it be hardback, paperback, Kindle, Nook, iBook, etc. and the price is adjusted accordingly.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Nonfiction, Fiction High Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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