William Rubin is a practicing physician who enjoys weaving tales of medical/scientific intrigue. The works of James Patterson, Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, and Patricia Cornwell inspired Dr. Rubin to create the Christopher Ravello Series. Challenges and tragedies in Dr. Rubin’s life, particularly the untimely death of his mother, provided some of the underlying drama, conflict, and turmoil for the series’ lead character.
When he isn’t busy practicing medicine or crafting his next medical thriller, Dr. Rubin enjoys time with his family and friends, running, playing piano, and travel.
What inspires you to write?
Writing for me is equal parts catharsis, creativity, and escape from the rigors of a busy medical practice and the joys and challenges of raising a family.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do a detailed outline first, starting with the concepts/conflicts that are central to the story and the characters who will be in the story. Once I have an interesting story and characters I dive into the writing.
I write my outline in pencil on blank paper because I've learned a lot can change as I move through my outline.
I leave plenty of room for the spontaneity of writing to take the story to places I didn't think of when I started the outline.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What works best for me is putting myself into the scene as if I am living that scene through the characters' eyes. I just try and let the dialogue flow from that perspective.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson's Alex Cross Series
Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, Tess Gerritsen, and Patricia Cornwell's Medical Thrillers
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Finding the right publisher is key and took a long time for me. I wanted a company that respected my creative process and helps that to flourish while taking care of the nuts and bolts of publishing so I don't have to.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the proliferation of Indie Authors has been a Sea Change to the industry and will continue to drive change.
What genres do you write?
Thrillers, Mysteries, Family Sagas
What formats are your books in?
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