Interview with Kevin Paul Woodrow

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Listening to music, watching movies and sleeping.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from friends the internet, or E-book website.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember many moons ago when, one day at school the entire class was given a punishment. This punishment was to write a story of at least 1,000 words based on the inside of a ping-pong ball. I was supposed to hand in the essay the next day, but told the teacher I didn't have it, and would give it to him when finished.
The next week I handed in my story about the inside of a ping-pong ball, but it was not 1,000 words but 30,000!
What is your writing process?
I have discovered the best way is to write the first draft - Then go to page one and begin the edit. If you try to edit as you go, it becomes a very long and tedious process.
How do you approach cover design?
I always design my own book covers, liking to have full control of my work.
What do you read for pleasure?
I don't have time to read other books. I'm too busy writing my own.
Describe your desk
Extremely untidy!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the city of Bath, but began writing whilst living in Spain.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My first book was published in the normal way. The company made a lot of money from the sales - I did not! I swore this would never happen again.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They allow me to distribute and make my work available in many countries all around the world, in many different formats and on many different E-book readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing joy to others. The first time I spotted a lady reading my book in public, I almost burst with excitement.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have fans, I have an extending family of friends.
Published 2013-11-18.
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