About Willaim Lobb:
It was 1957, March actually. Guys who’d kicked Hitler’s and Hirohito’s asses were back home and settling in, buying big block Chevy’s and houses and TVs. I came to this world in the middle of all this. It was amazing. Captain Kangaroo and Leave it to Beaver. There was a sense that we were on the side of God and right.
Then it all changed, quickly. Vietnam, hippies. Nixon. The Russians. We no longer so scary, our government was, and everything started to change. My belief system broke down. I started to swim with the sharks, the water got deeper and colder.
I got lost as I lost the desire to be found. I began to live underground. I liked it there. I’d be lying if I said otherwise.
Today, no two people know me as the same person. Everyone has a slightly different story, a different version. I’m okay with that. I’m a good source of amusing stories. That is what I should be.
A landlocked pirate, trying to survive 21st century mediocrity, writing is an attempt at making peace with these times and my life. Some days it works; some days it doesn’t.
What inspires you to write?
a thousand-thousand stories, my own and others, stories from friends, sometimes I feel like i’m trying to interpret this confused life. I’m a poet. I feel the beauty of words. I love to string them together into a story
Tell us about your writing process.
total seat-of-pants guy. I am going to try Scrivner to organize notes. I outline in my head. I love to watch the story unfold before me. I love to paint myself in a corner and hate the story and realize I can back up and change it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
when I am alone, driving, I become the character. I often find myself dictating to my phone. Then I clean up the mess later.
What advice would you give other writers?
get a good publisher and a good marketing person. Don’t wait around for that agent to reply to your query letter. It takes a LOT of work and luck to get there. Make it happen.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was really lucky early on to run into Rob Price, Gatekeeper press. he has become a mentor and friend in the business. There are so many bad people in this business. Rob’s honesty made the decision to go with them easy.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The good writers are getting drowned in the ocean of poor and mediocre. The same tools that make it easy to publish make it very, very hard. I wish I could just write and not have to spend so much time marketing, but you have to build a brand, and make it a good brand.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: contemporary fiction. paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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