About N.J. Slater:
I have been writing for around 5 years now. I have published fiction set in the 19th Century and more specifically the Napoleonic Wars era. The only reason I have only written the 3 novels to date is simply the old story of the pressure of making a living preventing me from living.
What inspires you to write?
For years I read the works of Bernard Cornwell, Clive Cussler and Julian Rathbone and then one day I decided, do you know what, you can do that too. So that is what I am trying to do.
Tell us about your writing process.
I study the history first then weave the plot through the fabric of events. Sounds simple I know but it is quite difficult without altering the great events that shaped the world. How the plot unfolds is a little more complex because I never know how the story is going to end until it ends.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They just live inside my head, doing what they need to do and what I wish I could do too.
What advice would you give other writers?
Take a deep breath and start typing, it will come together in the end.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
eBooks and publish on demand were the only options on cost grounds. I tried the literary agent route but setting a little trap used by spies it became clear they were not even reading beyond page 1 so to continue was pointless.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
eBooks all the way which is very sad.
What genres do you write?: Historical fiction, thriller, military
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To N.J. Slater Page On Amazon
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