About Rob H Hunt:
Rob H. Hunt is the author of Flicker and Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe. He loves to write stories about ordinary kids who find themselves in extraordinary situations, like Joel (FLICKER) who wakes up one day and discovers that nobody know who he is, or Kyle (KYLE EVANS AND THE KEY TO THE UNIVERSE) who learns that his cat, is not really a cat at all.
Rob loves to read (too many books to mention!), watch TV, drive his bright red car (but not at the same time as reading or watching TV) and spend time hanging out with his family. Speaking of family, Rob lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons and pet goldfish.
What inspires you to write?
I have always loved to tell stories. I also enjoy acting (which is another form of storytelling – even if it is someone else’s story!) and love playing with my kids (which is 100% storytelling), and writing is a natural extension of this.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am definitely a seats of the pants writer. In all three of the books I have completed so far, I had no idea how they would end when I started. i just let the story unfold and the characters take me wherever they want to go.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t talk to my characters – that would be crazy! I definitely watch them and listen to them, though. What do you mean that’s crazy too? Fine, maybe it is a little. My characters definitely lead the way in my stories. It’s such a strange process – I really do feel like an outsider watching them grow, act, speak and make decisions. My job, it seems, is just to write down whatever they happen to do or say
What advice would you give other writers?
I don’t really feel qualified to give anyone advice on writing, but the one thing I absolutely believe is that you need to write whenever you have the chance. The more you write, the better you will get: writing is no different in that sense than playing a musical instrument.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have tried both routes with my books – traditional and self-publishing. For a couple of years I had an agent (technically, I suppose I still have an agent), and while he was very helpful and very insightful, he wasn’t able to get any of my books published.
I moved over to self-publishing when I had a very definite revelation. I write because I love to tell stories, and I want other people to hear and see my characters. I don’t want to spend two to three years working on a single book, desperately trying to fine a publisher for it. I want to write books and then publish them.
That’s not to say that I don’t take writing seriously. I have a team of kids review early editions of my books, I revise and edit the book three or four times myself, and have an independent editor work on the final version before publication.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I really have absolutely no idea. But, if I am being forced to answer (and I think I am!), I believe the future of publishing will look something like it it does now: a small number of traditional publishers serving a small number of authors, and a mass of independent authors generating their own content
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: children’s, middle grade, young adult, sci-fi, action, adventure, mystery
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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