Interview with Timothy Badger

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, since I have a dog that needs outside first thing in the morning I am obligated to get up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing with my family, reading, and writing articles for other people. I spend 75% of my day writing though.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads.com is a big place, but mostly through word of mouth. I cannot stress how important that is for any level of writer or artist.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course, it was in my English class in 8th grade. It was a werewolf story and my teacher loved it. From there I pretty much knew what I wanted to do, it just took awhile for me to figure it out.
What is your writing process?
I brainstorm a lot. I usually start by writing a brief outline to see if I like the characters I am going to write. If my outline isn't 10-30 pages I dump it and move one. The story I am working on now "Possession" the first draft outline was about 20 pages. Then the second draft outline grew to 65. I am now on the 3rd outline which is almost 100 pages and that is all without any details or dialog just the characters and what they are going through till the end of the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Can't remember the first story I ever read- that would be in like grade school. But the story that has impacted me the most and that I refer to often in theme is The Divine Comedy, Dante's Inferno.
How do you approach cover design?
It took a lot to figure out how to play with Photoshop. Then when I did I learned how to play with After Effects, 3D Max and other platforms where visuals is necessary. Then I discovered a great website to buy images from and started playing with them in Photoshop till I came across an Image that captives and lures people in.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Phantom Tollbooth- favorite kids book because of the play on words and such.
Interview with a Vampire- This is the book that pulled me into the supernatural.
Dante's Inferno- The imagery of Hell and Dante's journey through the afterlife is and will always be a mystery.
Twilight Saga and Vampire Diaries because of the characters and theme throughout them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paranormal stories and articles about fun things like creepiest places on Earth.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone and Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of Mouth. Putting a link to download the book on a business card and passing them out on cards and such.
Describe your desk
Cluttered
Published 2016-03-01.
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