R. Simon Anderson is originally from England and spent the first two decades of his life growing up in the last half of the Cold War, gaining an immense interest in history, aviation, the Super Powers’ cat-and-mouse game as well as geography and travel. He attributes his immense detail-oriented nature in his writing to his upbringing as an only child who created many worlds to keep him occupied in the early part of his childhood. He currently resides in Maryland.
What inspires you to write?
Getting my imagination on paper. If I, or friends find it compelling -once I share- then I write about it.
Tell us about your writing process.
Conceive an idea or concept, find a protagonist and antagonist, then script out the storyline in chronological order. My over-achieving/OCD nature makes sure it’s within an integral framework.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I find my characters “borrow” some of my traits and they in turn provide the “vehicle” in which I can live through them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Get it finished. Get it published and enjoy the ride both provide as well as the [publishing] learning experience.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to get my story (soon to be “stories”) out to the masses. My friends have seconded that notion.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future lies in self-publishing.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print