About Rick Post:
Rick Post grew up at the base of Keystone ski area. Currently, he lives in the Colorado High Country with his wife and three dogs. When he isn't writing, he's working as a computer programmer or skiing.
What inspires you to write?
I want to share my stories with others.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I grew up reading the Hardy Boys books. I enjoyed the humor in books by John D McDonald and Donald E Westlake.
Tell us about your writing process.
I come up with a story idea and characters. I begin a rough story and flesh out the characters as I go. Once my characters come to life, they influence the story. At that point, I have to go back to the beginning and rewrite it using the "living" characters.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Once my characters come to life, they write their own story. I place them in situations and follow them around taking notes. They will surprise me and take the story in different directions, adding depth and twists, and sometimes changing the story completely. I never talk to them. I don't want to interfere. They don't even know I'm there.
What advice would you give other writers?
Find good alpha and beta readers that aren't friends or family. I use Scribophile to find readers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish after querying around 100 agents. What convinced me was an article on scribewriting.com that detailed the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is an incredible amount of competition in self-publishing. Only those who are able to build a following and self promote will be able to survive.
What genres do you write?: Crime fiction, science fiction, humor, paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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