That's a tough one. I suppose the inspiration that drags me from my bed are ideas swirling through my mind for a story or two.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading takes up most of the time when not writing, thinking about ideas for my stories that i can write about, and playing video games. Sometimes I spend it with family. Of course this all happens before and after work. Gotta earn money somehow.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Smashwords, amazon.com, and from recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Ah, no. I do not. I think it was back in elementary school. It must not have been all that interesting though as I don't remember any of it.
What is your writing process?
My writing process....uh...what is that? I have a book series I am currently working on that has an outline of each book in the series and many outlines for what will happen within each book. Most of the time I come up with some ideas that sound good together. I write some of it down then do lots of research on anything I don't know about that is involved within my story. From there if I feel the need or desire to outline the story I will, if not, then I just wing it.
What are your five favorite book series, and why?
My five favorite books are as follows: How To Train Your Dragon Series by Cressida Cowell. Why? Because I love Hiccup and any shape or form Toothless takes.
The Assassains Apprentice Series by Robin Hobb. Why? This person mixes a perfect blend of medieval way of life with fantasy. The fact that there are only three magical things within the series and that they all blend together splendidly makes for a thrilling read though some may find it dry because she does use a lot of description.
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Why? His world of Dragons and Riders and their deep connection is something that interest me greatly. Not only was the story line well thought out and plotted but the characters and not just the main characters either go through a lot of character development throughout the four book series.
The Nightwalker Series by Jacquelyn Frank. Why? Her twist on demons and how they live and fall in love. The whole 'You are my perfect match' tripe with a spin on it.
The Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Why? She blends more than one type of supernatural creatures together in a perfectly set up world, making it seem as if they belong their completely from the beginning of man kind!
Describe your desk
Organized Chaos. Random stuff everywhere but I know where everything I need is and can find it easily enough.
When did you first start writing?
Admittedly. After reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. That book inspired my desire to write stories back when I was in sixth grade.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finally getting that story idea down and completed so I know the journey my characters took from start to finish.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that interests me. Currently reading the Nina Wilde series by Andy McDermott or at least the latest one out in America.
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