About Paul Neuhaus:
Paul was born long, long ago in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a normal childhood and did moderately well in school. When he came of age, he went to numerous colleges, starting with Ohio State University in Columbus and culminating at Kennesaw State College north of Atlanta, Georgia. That's right: mid-college, he moved South where he indulged in fatty cuisine and intolerance for his fellow man. He received a BA in English which, sadly, benefited him little. Paul, in his early years, lacked a teacher's temperament and professional writing jobs were few and far between. Undaunted, our hero returned to school where he received a degree in Computer Animation. For the next decade, he worked in the video game industry. During that ten year span, he relocated from Georgia to sunny Southern California. He also took a wife and — much to society's regret — he produced twin offspring. In addition to his stint as an artist for games, Paul has also worked in fast food, retail, writing (some fifteen years after getting his English degree), video editing, and — most recently — teaching.
Paul enjoys reading, writing, and watching movies. He is, to this day, shockingly intolerant of his fellow man.
What inspires you to write?
I was a shy kid with an active interior monologue. That coupled with a love of words doomed me to the writing life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I was always a “pantser”, that led to oodles of unfinished stories. Now I outline, though I grant myself the right to deviate when a better idea strikes.
I do everything in Scrivener which is the best software I’ve found for long form writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen. It’s a cliche, but they’ll tell me if I’m sending them somewhere they don’t want to go.
What advice would you give other writers?
There’s only one piece of advice that matters: Do it everyday. I set a word count quota and I follow it. I write seven days a week. If I don’t, I’ll fall back on my innate laziness.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
For me, ePublishing was the way to go. I have some experience with mainstream writing (agents, meetings, etc.), and I guess I’m just more of a do it yourselfer.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s never been rosier. Just as in the world of video, there’s more content out there than ever before.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy & Science Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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