S.B. Nichols was raised on his family ranch outside of Spur Tx. living the life of an average boy raised in West Texas. He wrote stories during high school in Mrs. Chisum’s creative writing class at Jayton High School (thank you Mrs. Chisum) and found he enjoyed the art but put it away after graduating in 1998. He became interested in the fantasy genre at 22 years of age after being injured while serving in the U.S. Air Force and a friend brought by the first three Dragon Lance novels for him to read to keep his mind off the pain. Since that time he was hooked on the genre and decided to start writing while attending college. He continued to write while taking a job as a correctional officer outside of his hometown. He now lives with his wife and beautiful daughter in his wife’s hometown working at the Sheriff’s Office. He continues to write despite his limited time because of working in Law Enforcement, pursuing his Bushcrafting hobby, hunting, fishing and anything else that gets him out from under a roof. He has published the first of several short stories and plans to publish his first novel in September of 2014.
What inspires you to write?
Even though their are many authors out there I love to read none tells the story exactly how I like to see it written. I was always taught to never criticize someone else’s work unless I walk in their shoes. So here I am trying my best. Also, I like the feeling I get when people read my work and enjoy it.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is pretty simple I think about what I want to write, sit at the keyboard and write. I take notes on back stories and spell check A LOT.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yep sure do. My characters do what they want. I have ZERO control over them! If they don’t entertain me or stop entertaining me they catch an arrow to the throat.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write your dreams never dream to write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I want people to read my work… That’s it. I love the feeling when people can’t tear their eyes from the words and they laugh, get amazed, cheer, cry, or throw the book across the room because the work made them mad… it’s even better when they pick it up right after it hits the wall to read more because they cant get enough.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Thankfully it is getting easier and will get easier for an author. There are so many wonderfully talented people out there who deserve to see their work in print that would never be given a fair shake otherwise.
What genres do you write?
fantasy, dark fatasy, post apocolyptic, epic fatasy, western
What formats are your books in?
Link To Scott Nichols Page On Amazon
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