For almost 40 years, Bruce Zielsdorf has worked as a military journalist, newspaper editor and Army civilian public relations practitioner at locations around the globe. From drafting feature stories during the Vietnam era through coverage of the Lake Placid Olympics, he’s documented airmen at work worldwide through his writing, editing and photographic skills — an Air Force career that spanned 23 years. Today, Bruce lives in Killeen, Central Texas.
What inspires you to write?
I have a never-ending need to tell stories of my travels. My friends have always encouraged me to write about these adventures.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do detailed historical research in order to help build a detailed outline upon which I can hang the story narrative.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I challenge my characters and receive internal feedback on how they’d like to proceed.
What advice would you give other writers?
Dedicate a specific time and place to write (ideally, on a daily basis) and watch your creativity come to life.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I focused on military-related publishing houses and was fortunate enough to receive an offer.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Being 50-plus, I like to think that people will always want to hold a work in print. At the same time, if virtual world provides the opportunity for more people to read, then that’s a good thing.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
Historical adventure novel
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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