About Stephen Alexander:
Stephen Alexander is a traveling English teacher currently based in East Asia. He can found in coffee shops and trains banging away on a broken keyboard. He specializes in science fiction, urban fantasy, video game humor, travel writing and expat how-tos.
What inspires you to write?
My wife won't let me play video games as much anymore and I needed an interesting mobile secondary career. Why not writing? With modern tech, it's possible to research, write, and publish anywhere on the Earth.
As far as the subject material goes, I try to look for concepts that are not covered well. I want to fill in the unexpected niche.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a dedicated outliner. This is because of my poor memory and busy life. I want to remember each idea and have it committed to paper before I forget what it was about.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to put myself in their headspace and think about their personality as I try to write them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up and don't be afraid to change "angles" if your current project isn't going the way you want it to. Writing is not mining; chipping away at it is not a productive way to make a good written product.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I prefer self-publishing at this stage. I have some interesting projects that I might bounce off a publisher, but I'm not sold on the traditional publishing process anymore.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Ebooks are starting take over but people still like printed books. I'm not fond of the consolidation and monopolization of publishing. Yet I feel excited. You CAN get your works out to people in more organic ways than thirty years ago. For example, BookGoodies!
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Humor, Horror-Comedy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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