About Peter Buckley:
Peter Buckley is short story writer and novelist whose work lies within the horror genre. His writing style has been described as cinematic, this visually descriptive approach to writing leaving his readers with vividly painted scenes.
He is currently working on a new novel that twists the history and mythology of vampires at the same time introducing a central character that will be featured in two follow up horror novels. This will be released ready for Halloween.
When he is not writing to scare readers he spends time his painting. Many of his paintings revolve around his stories and ideas, sometimes becoming the cover art work.
What inspires you to write?
Peter Buckley has always enjoyed creative writing, even as a young eight year old, writing a short story at school about ninjas that his teacher kept and reminded him of some 15 years later when they bumped into each other while Peter visited family. He believes that inspiration for a story can come from anywhere and will make note of ideas in a note book he carries around with him. Peter Buckley has always enjoyed reading horror novels from great authors such as Steven King, James Herbert and Clive Barker. A fan of Horror movies he often watches a film to help him get into the frame of mind needed to twist reality.
Tell us about your writing process.
When asked about how he comes up with his ideas and writes, Peter will happily explain that once he has an idea he will sit down and come up with several scenes, writing down on a post-it note basic ideas, he then asks himself what’s the worst thing that can happen in that situation or to that person? once he has this information he begins filling in the gaps with other notes that fill in the voids and timeline. Peter then begins writing using the post-it notes as stepping stones and letting his imagination fill in all the gaps between.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Its not uncommon for Peter to talk to himself in different character voices and styles trying to get a better understanding of that person. He may see a character or person on TV and be inspired by what he sees or hears.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write and read as much as you can, don’t let anyone tell you, you cant or you’re not good enough.
Practice makes perfect, enjoy your creation and don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self publishing means its all on you, its a great adventure and an amazing buzz when someone buys or downloads your book or story. With the opportunity to self-publish and have greater control writing has become even more enjoyable.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing is going to grow and grow, publishing companies will have to take notice of even the smallest title, there are lots more diamonds out there to be found.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Horror
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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