About Richard Hennerley:
I am to be found firmly adrift in the land of Anywhere, also known as the Land of Stories, loitering with fictitious intent and words aforethought at the end of a sentence that begins with “Once upon a time…”
I live in England. I have some strange ideas in my head. I struggle with understanding what this world is about: is it really all random? I am blessed with a loving partner and family and three beautiful dogs. I eat, drink, sleep and bleed if you cut me. I am different things to different people at different times. I am capable of great kindness, casual and thoughtless cruelty, amazing wisdom and breathtaking stupidity.
I am chameleon, comedian and caricature (thank you, Mr. Bowie). I can reach for the stars or trawl the gutter. I can love or hate with equal ferocity. I have dark and primeval places in my mind that I fear to visit. I am simultaneously crushed and inspired by my heritage. Some days life leaves me bursting with joy, other days I am breathless with fear. I am a twitching bundle of insecurity and contradiction. I am flawed yet breathtakingly wonderful. I am full of a power, grace and spirituality so intense that I cannot even begin to understand it. I am beautiful. I am human. I am me. I am you.
What inspires you to write?
All the fantastic books I’ve read over the years!
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with an overall concept: a beginning, a middle and an end. then I begin the journey of writing between thise pints and see where it takes me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I listen and talk to my characters, they very much live in my head, they, rather than me, write the story. It’s their story after all.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t listen to the “write about what you know” people. You’re a writer. Make stuff up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The route to market is up to each individual writer…self-publishing gives you more control of your own work, traditional publishing may help give your work more of a push, I guess you need to decide what’s more important to you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I would say the various “e” formats will become more and more important.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Thriller, humour, satire, fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
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