Interview with Jim Winchester

Describe your desk
Cluttered with sketches, outlines, trinkets and collectibles. "A cluttered desk is the sign of a genius" - Albert Einstein
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone, tablet and laptop
When did you first start writing?
In grade school. When the wreckage of the Titanic was discovered, my history teacher asked us to write a 3 page essay on the ship. I spent the whole weekend researching in the library and watched a few movies that had been released at that time. I spent the next week writing my essay. It went from a 3 page work, to a 30 page book. I was hooked on history, and writing from that day forward
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a parallel universe story from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine involving Jadzia Dax's zhian'tara
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's an easy way to share my passions with other authors and readers, without the hassle of shopping it around and paying an agent
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Just getting started, but I've heard good things from others and hope I have similar success
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A new day is a new start, and an opportunity to make life better than it was yesterday
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching Netflix, singing karaoke, working, gaming, spending time on the beach, and getting in the wind on my motorcycle
What is your writing process?
I'm old school. I jot ideas down on a notepad, then put them all together on a different one. Once I've got everything written, I start typing it out on my laptop, making changes along the way when needed
Published 2016-02-01.
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