What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
When I was younger I read The Hardy brothers. At the age 25 I started write scene plays with my brother Rodney. My father was the first to read my writings.
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
I come up with the big idea. In three sentences or less I should be able to describe my book. Then I outline the begining, middle and end. Finally I fill in the gaps.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
Clever crimes, fiction,
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
There must be a begining, middle & end. Excellent character development.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
I try to write in first person.
What well known writers do you admire most?
Ian Fleming & Roland S. Jefferson
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
My character must have a brain and real life experiences. Also, the character must be in the right environment to be believable
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Yes. The key is knowing your subject. It's like sales, and your selling your story to the listener.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
I write for myself.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
No. I just have stories I think people will read.
Does reader feed-back help you?
Always. Sometimes I write so fast I might forget something. The feed-back helps me fill in the gaps.
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
No. A story is a story. All stories are good stories.
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Yes. It's a must.
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
I think I found my voice. Fiction & clever crime writing.
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
My goal is one page a day. If I write more so be it.
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
The Internet. Sometimes I might research something as I write. I can be anywhere.
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I write on a computer and make the corrections on paper.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
What has been your experience with publishers?
I use LuLu.com (hardcover) and Wordclay.com (paperback). I love it. I have total control on everything. I even design my own cover!
What are you working on now?
Currency Conspiracy. Fiction, crime.
What do you recommend I do with all those things I wrote years ago but have never been able to bring myself to show anyone?
Share it with your friends and family first, rewrite and publish it.