About Rick Johnson:
I currently live in Mississippi, but have strong Louisiana and Texas ties. My favorite activities include spending time with and taking road trips with my dog.We love long walks through the woods and stopping off at Krystal for our almost daily snack of Krystal burgers. (Though he insist that I scrape the onion pieces off his burger.)
I have an unique sense of humor and I incorporate it into my writing style. I’m a firm believer in trying to find some humor in every situation.
What inspires you to write?
Basically, life inspires me. I like putting words on paper that will bring a smile to a strangers face. If my writing causes one person to smile or laugh, then I feel the writing process was well worth the effort.
Tell us about your writing process.
I think of the main character and slowly build everything off of that. I never begin a story with an outline or secondary characters in mind. I just let the story and other characters create themselves as I go along.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t listen or talk to my characters, but when I am not actually writing I think of them a lot and what they are going to do next.
What advice would you give other writers?
My best advice I can offer writers is to believe in yourself and your dreams. When I originally told a friend that I was going to write a book she scoffed and said you might make it to chapter two.
It can be a daunting task to sit down and write a book. Just consider your writing as a journey that you are making one word at a time.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I originally intended to self-publish. For those who want to maintain complete control over the process from beginning to end then I feel the self-publish is the way to go.
For people like myself who are confused by all the different formats and procedures of publishing, I feel going with a publisher is the best option. I have had some major production companies in the entertainment industry express interest in a couple of my books, and that would have never happened without the determination and effort of the publisher who submitted my works and followed up on the submissions.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I feel the publishing industry has never been more brighter.
More and more extremely talented writers who had one time might have been hesitant to publish are now putting their works out on the marketplace for the world to enjoy.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Fiction, humor, suspense.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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