I spent my days teaching others to follow their dreams until finally one day I decided to follow my own. I quit my job as a teacher and set out on my own path to become a writer. Setting daily writing goals that have increased from a 1000 words a day to 5000, yikes! When I am telling stories I feel most alive. I am also a former rugby player and coach. I have overcome many obstacles in my life to get here, but the best views are after a hard climb anyway.
What inspires you to write?
I have never had trouble coming up with stories. For my entire life I have always felt like my imagination works in overdrive. Stories would pop into my head that were so vivid that they would make me cry. That is where my passion for screenplay writing began and eventually transitioned into all forms of writing. Simply put I am inspired by life and everything that goes along with it.
Tell us about your writing process.
My notepad is where the writing process begins for me. Just getting the basic concept written on paper helps a ton. Sometimes I get real detailed and end up with dozens of pieces of paper which I hang on the wall above my computer. After that I just dive right into my writing. Never be afraid to delete what you write either! Learned that quick! I have used several programs in the past, but I find that keeping it simple works best.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I feel like the characters become a part of my life. I don't talk to them, but I watch their lives unfold within me. Like watching a movie, that's what I see in my head.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien! I mean you can't go wrong with Lord of the Rings. Stephen King is one of the all time greats though as well. Love them both. Harry Potter is also a solid go to for me.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did some research and decided that I would try to do both. Sending out query letters is something I might always do, but at the same time I fully embraced the self-publishing route. I have to say I haven't regretted if for a single second.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future is full of crazy amounts of uncertainty, but at the same time possibility. Now is the time to take the plunge and jump in!
What genres do you write?
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Epic, Action, Mystery, Romance
What formats are your books in?
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