Interview with Matt Chatelain

Published 2013-11-28.
What are you working on next?
I just finished 'The Vostok Juncture'. It has a planned release for Jan 2014. It's an action/murder mystery, set in Vostok Station, Antarctica. A bobsled run of a story, it grabs you from the first sentence. It lets go on the last. My next planned project will be 'The AntiCorp', a story following a man intent on destroying corporations and the corporation attempts to stop him. It will be an action story.
What is your writing process?
I start out by writing a story outline, which gets expanded into a fairly detailed synopsis. This is also a time of research, aimed at obtaining a good understanding of the story background. Basing myself on the outline, I write the first draft. It is the creative part of the process so any research is offset until second draft. Second draft gives me the first chance to review story for plot holes and basic character mistakes. I also plug in whatever research is missing. After that, the editing process starts. It is rigorous, often taking longer than the writing of the novel.
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