Interview with P M

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do not remember the first story I read. I do remember in 3rd grade there was a reading contest in our school whoever read the most books got a prize. I cant remember the prize but I do remember reading any book I could get my hands on. By the end of the contest I had read books that I would later have to reread in high school. My reading level jumped from an average 3rd grader to high school level. I won the contest, and gained so much more because of it. It was the best development tool a young 3rd grader could have.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I still am creating ideas for my writing. I draw almost everyday, sometimes I make sculptuers out of discarded metals. When I need to unwind from creating I go for a ride on my motorcycle it brings my frustration and stress level down instantly. Allowing me to then refocus my mind back to creating.
What is your writing process?
I'm always thinking of my next story in my head while I'm going about my daily activities. After I've come up with an idea from the beginning to end I sit down and write an outline of it so I wont forget the key parts to my idea. I keep adding to my outline until it really starts to take shape. Then I write and rewrite over and over again. I'm almost never satisfied with the end result. I wouldn't say I'm a perfectionist, but I always think I can do better.
How do you approach cover design?
A cover design should always incorporate what the book is about and should show the emotion of what it was written about. I try to make sure it would look like a scene in the book. Try to keep it simple and to the point its the first impression readers have about the book. It has to look professional in order to get noticed.
Describe your desk
My desk is an artists table. The suface is hinged to allow artists to draw while their canvas is elevated. I just lay it down flat and throw my laptop on it. If I dont feel like writing any more I close up the laptop and pound out a few sketches, usually about whatever im working on at that time.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a few different books right now. A follow up to my first book 'What Would You Do With The Book Of Life'. I'm also writing full length survival guide book. And I have quite a few short science fiction stories I will be publishing soon.
Published 2016-07-13.
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Books by This Author

What Would You Do With The Book Of Life?
Price: Free! Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
What Would You Do With The Book Of Life is a spiritual journey through a dream world, testing the boundries of time and space. Blurring the lines of the past, present, and future, while questioning the sanity of one's ability to comprehend the events that occur. Is it possible to be in two places at the same time? Is it possible to experience the same moment in time twice?