I’m always honored when someone wants to interview little ‘ol me about writing. It gives me a chance to speak about the act of writing itself, which like any other art, is a passion where the person behind the works is ignored–unless they become an Andy Weir.
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From the Interview:
I grew up on Science Fiction shows and movies, and I have always read Sword and Sorcery. As I grew older however, I began to notice that Science Fiction had people who looked like me, whereas Sword and Sorcery didn’t. This naturally made me pay attention to Science Fiction more, and I fell in love with space operas. Shows like: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, et al. In terms of books, as a kid I read every Xanth novel by Piers Anthony, I think I’m caught up on all of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks, and Frank Herbert’s Dune blew my mind. Comic books, my choice was Conan the Barbarian, so I nothing but imaginary worlds being hammered into my head to the point where I wanted to start creating some of my own.
People ask where I come up with the things that I do and it isn’t an easy thing to answer. See, some authors plot out stories, and some just write. I’m of the latter. I dream certain things, sometimes a situation just comes to me, and I walk around with 4-5 stories in my head that I can’t wait to write…Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.