Interview with Robert Lubrican

Published 2018-07-13.
What is your writing process?
I usually outline an idea telling the story in short bullet comments. Then I pick a comment to flesh out. When they're all done, I begin the editing process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't know bout the first story, but the books of Asimov, LaAmour, Heinlein, Clarke, Eddings and many others fired up my imagination. I wanted to become a story teller, but I never thought I'd end up as an author.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like the non fictional accounts by Vietnam vets of what they did in the war. I also like murder mysteries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle, but I read mostly on my PC. I like the larger screen.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Writing books that people like to read. The key to success is in volume and keeping readers coming back for more.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas before and during the Civil Rights Movement. I saw a lot of pain and separation. I suspect that's why I'm a happy-ever-after kind of author.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote in the early 2000s for my own pleasure, because I couldn't find the kind of story I wanted to read. In 2005, on a whim, I posted a few of those stories at a free reading site. The response encouraged me to continue writing, and to write longer books with more involved plots and better-developed characters.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I sent a book to a brick and mortar publisher, who told me my story-telling style was out of date and would not appeal to younger readers. I thought they were full of it, so I started publishing indie style. I sometimes want to contact that agent and tell him his company lost out on their share of royalties for thousands of books.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords lets me publish without the level of censorship that other publishers insist on.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love it when character in one of my books says, "Hold on there, Bucko. l don't think I want to do things the way you had in mind when you started this project. So cool your jets and let me do my thing. Listen to your muse."
What do your fans mean to you?
Writing is great fun, but without readers, it's just words on a page. I'm constantly amazed at the depth and length of friendships that have developed with readers over the years.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of volunteer work.
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