The wonderful Kevin Dominic put up an interview with me on his fabulous blog. He’s a fantasy writer after my own heart and you should check him out! HEre’s the link to the interview. Be sure to poke around.
Searching for Heroes
Thanks Kevin for the fun interview!
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Tagged as author interviews, Fantasy books, heroes, writing, writing process
Not intentional, but dated. I did the interview before Telepath was out, so the links didn’t exist! I’m pretty terrible at planning these things with any sort of rhyme or reason, and I’ve discovered when you do interviews, there’s no telling when they’ll come out. Just like book reviews. It’s a mystery.
Oh and one other thing I noticed when you provided the links for your books there were none for TELEPATH was that intentional for some reason?
What a great interview and congratulations on the exposure I hope it leads to many big things for you. Every time I read an interview you do I am more and more in awe of how you’ve managed to write 8 full length novels AND do the cover art AND raise kids AND save the world (Oh wait you haven’t done that yet…Or have you?)
I’m glad I’m not the only one who “doesn’t outline” I must admit I did try that approach a few times over the years when I started (and ultimately failed) to write a novel this time around I said “This is the start” “this is the middle” and “This is the end” then I went from there filling in the blanks as I went, the fact that the ending I originally planned is no longer viable is exciting in a weird way if you know what I mean.
You said in that interview you were anti internet a few years ago and that you find it freaky that you are Googleable. Do you regret making yourself Googleable?
Some people think I’m crazy for not planning, especially with a story as massive and complicated as mine, but I’m so glad I didn’t have a rigid set of rules to stop what happened from happening. Chosen might not have been written had I followed a plan more strictly. So I channel Obi Wan; ‘Let go, Luke. Trust your instincts.’
As for google, it still freaks me out a bit to Google my name and have three pages worth come up, when a few short years ago there was nothing! But if you want to write and publish your work and sell your work and publicize your work, then some loss of anonymity will happen.
I don’t think you’re crazy because if you are then so am I! As I said the “planning” thing didn’t work out so well for me in the past. I think one of my biggest problems with my first few attempts at writing was that I tried to hard to plan it al out before I started and I didn’t really allow any “wiggle room” since I abandoned that method I’ve found the words just flow more freely most of the time and not having a rigid plan has allowed the story to just go with the flow, and that for the most part has worked out well so far. Some of the best stuff in the book has happened quite literally as the words were being typed in fact it just happened during my current writing session! – a rigid plan wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. I’m still majorly annoyed that my characters sabotaged my original ending but they’ve presented me with several alternatives that could work quite well so I don’t suppose I can complain too much.
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