About Tim Ouellette:
Tim Ouellette is the author of Fractured, a collection of 11 tales of horror, and other short horror stories. He is also the author of his Study in Extremes non-fiction series. He is currently at work on his first horror novella.
Tim lives and writes in Maine.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired to write by a number of different things: dreams, ideas that come to my by reading other author's work, events that occur to me during the day. Really anything that stirs my interest that I can use as fodder for story ideas.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Stephen King, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Anthony Doerr
Tell us about your writing process.
I begin writing at 5am every morning (including weekends). I have a writing goal of 7,000 words per week and average approximately 1,000 words per day (though I've written 3,000 a day on occasion). I don't write outlines; I prefer to let the story progress organically, with the idea that if the story is a surprise to me it will be the same for my readers.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't really talk to my characters; rather, I picture them and see them involved in different actions and hear them thinking things related to either story's I'm writing or potential story's.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep plugging away, avoiding all distractions.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my work because I wanted to have complete control over the publication and marketing of my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Successful self-publishing is no longer the future of publishing, it's here now and is here to stay. I believe more and more traditionally-published author's will opt for self-publishing to supplement their traditional publishing work.
What genres do you write?: Horror, philosophy, history
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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