Interview with William E. Smith, Jr

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The gratification I get, is from gathering bits, and pieces of things
imagined, and fitting them together like puzzle pieces on paper. Knowing that
those who read my work are getting a unique perspective on storytelling.
What are you working on next?
My next project is about a rat, as a matter of fact;
which is all I will disclose at the moment about that.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are, Anne Rice, and Dr. Seuss.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me, is my son, and the addiction to wanting
to make an impact on each day. Seeing that there's no 'do over's'.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I spend my time thinking about writing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do the 'nook', which was actually a Christmas present for
my son a few years back. One which I pirated for my own remedial
purposes, and have yet to punctually return.
What is your writing process?
My writing process amounts to, throwing any crazy thing that
comes to mind down on paper, letting it sit and spoil for long
periods of time. Then coming back and wondering, what the heck
was I thinking when I wrote that crap.
What do you read for pleasure?
The telephone book. HA! A little Grinch humor injected there. No;
it's the actual 'get it thrown to you, pick it up, unwrap it, turn the
pages type of newspaper''. Not to many do that anymore, seeing
that there's the internet which is more, shall we say ' brain juice extracting.
How do you approach cover design?
Drawing all my cover designs; I approach it the same way I
approach writing, which makes perfect sense, since the two
interconnect; the cover being a depicted version of the books
contents, I extract what's most significant about the book. From
that, bits and pieces of an image begin to evolve, till a doppelganger
is achieved.
Describe your desk
Best description; a ball of confusion.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like a lot of indie writers; it's in the title; the need to be independent.
Not to mention, the lack of substantial bites from agents, and publishers.
Published 2015-02-07.
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Books by This Author

The Cause and Effects of Claude and Evette
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Based on the fundamental principles of 'what can go wrong; will go wrong', this hilarious picture book centering on the invaluable advice of a girl named Evette, and the careless antics of a boy named Claude, while playing outside; proves positive, that for every knucklehead action, there's an equal, or greater excruciatingly painful, well-deserved reaction weighing in the balance. (age: 9-13)