About Wayne A D Kerr:
Born and raised in Biggar, Saskatchewan Canada (New York is big, but this Biggar) Wayne has lived in the United States for twenty years. Thirteen in Minneapolis and the last seven in southern Arizona. When I’m not reading or writing action adventures you can find me hiking, biking or playing tennis.
What inspires you to write?
My very supportive family are my biggest inspiration. I wrote my first four books for my nephews and nieces to have some fun books to read.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write slowly. I’m happy if I write 5-600 words per day. I don’t use any outlines. I have an idea what direction the book is headed but I don’t know for certain what will happen to the characters tomorrow. I try not to go back and make edits until I’ve gotten to the end of the manuscript.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters do become pretty real to me. I don’t talk to them but they often lurk in the corners of my mind suggesting things they might want to do in the next novel.
What advice would you give other writers?
Get your manuscript finished before you start editing. Get feedback from beta readers and find an editor you like working with.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After speaking with an author at a conference who had a bad experience with a well known publisher. The author purchased back the rights to her books, took control of her work and self-published. I self-published the first four of my books, but currently have two publishers interested in my fifth.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The publishing future will have many opportunities for all writers. Those that work at their craft will eventually be rewarded.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Action thriller, crime, paranormal, science fiction, middle grade, adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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