Nathaniel Sanders

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Fort Wayne Indiana. Since I was born and raised in that town I can safely say that anyone with any artistic talent will not be able to get anywhere in that county with their careers, at least it would prove to be very difficult. That being said I guess I have always been a dreamer, I was told that my childhood dreams of becoming a great and well-known writer would eventually fade away. I was told that I had to live up to the standard of society, go to school, graduate, get a job, get a family, sign a 30 year loan for a house.

But I said "To hell with all that I want to live."

I guess maybe my need to rebel and my sense of adventure propelled me into writing, I love making new friends, but I am pretty shy, especially around women, ugh. Only when i am around my closest of friends can I ever feel the need to express myself fully, unless I write.
Writers create worlds.
They create communities, nations, symbols, and ideas and that is really something. Writers of the kings of their own realms and the readers, my favorites, should always be given a warm welcome into the magical worlds we create not just for us but for them. We all feel need to escape reality and living in and growing up in Fort Wayne, well lets just say I wanted to create my own worlds, my stories not bound by the regular standards of society.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, absolutely everything. I don't want to sound pretentious but it is the greatest and most emotionally satisfying feeling I have ever felt in my life. For somebody to come up and say "Hey man amazing book, I loved it." It's knowing that everything you have worked so hard for, all of the pain, all of the suffering, all of the time spent on my work and it has reached somebody and they enjoyed it.
My fans make me feel complete because my greatest dream is to share my dreams and ideas with anyone and everyone. Not for money for notoriety I guess it's just desire I have, the desire to forge a legacy, and writing is the best way I know how to do that.
Read more of this interview.

Books

A New Divide Prologue: Arrival in Eden
By
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the sadistic ruler of a militaristic nation attempts to establish sovereign control over humanity a solar rebellion ignites revolving around an athlete who discovers he is next step in human evolution. A prologue to a New Divide The Great Expedition coming soon... I promise....
New World Blues - The Messenger
By
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.50)
People aren't always known by the words they speak or the deeds they do, sometimes it's by the paths they walk. A courier travels one final road home in a post-nuclear California and learns the significance of what messengers can create by the words they deliver and everything they leave behind down the roads they walk.

Nathaniel Sanders’s tag cloud

a    action    adventure    alien    almost    alone    ambition    artilery    athlete    belief    beliefs    believe    benevolence    betrayal    california    cannon    canon    childhood    children    choice    community    confusion    corruption    courier    dark    decadence    decision    dedication    destiny    devastation    diety    dimensions    divide    divided    doctor    drama    drama action    dreams    dystopia    earth    emotion    epic    everything    evolution    express    family    fantasy    far future    fight    flag    future    genocide    god    golden    gore    gravball    gravity    great    greatness    grief    grim    gritty    gun    heart    hero    history    hold on    home    honor    humanity    ignorance    immortality    incredible    inspirational    inspirational and suspense    interplanetary    judgment    lesson    letter    life    life love and the pursuit of greatness    loss    love    madness    mayor    medicine    memories    messenger    morale    music    nation    nature    nobility    nuclear apocalypse    old age    opinion    oppression    package    perserverance    perservere    philosophical    philosophical and political criticism    planet    politics    post apocacalyptic    religion    respect    revolution    road    sadistic    savior    science    science fiction    shattered    short story    smartass    solar system    sole survivor    sovereign    space    spectacular    sports    star    star carrier    starship    survival    suspense    sword    symbol    technology    temple    the    tool    torment    town    tragedy    travel    triumph    universe    utopia    violence    war    wasteland    wasteland survival    world    young