Interview with T. William

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My own version of what I expected, Star Wars Episode II to be like. It involved Anakin Skywalker, returning to Tattooine to rescue his mother and the other slaves.
What is your writing process?
Depending on the length of the story, the genre and some other factors...sometimes I like to sit down and create elaborate settings, storyboard scenario's and really put a lot of thought into planning. I'll go hiking through the woods, take a notepad with me and sometimes sit by the creek. Listen to music while enjoying the cool air and sitting by the water, I'll start to sort of day dream and create different sorts of scenario's. If it's a shorter type of story, I tend to wing it. Not that I don't put a lot of effort into the story but, I take it as it comes. My characters and their stories, tend to shape themselves on their own sometimes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It would have been the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The book was part of a series and was called "Mission From Mount Yoda."
Describe your desk
Cluttered...very cluttered lol
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Didn't have much of an effect on my writing to be honest.
When did you first start writing?
I would have been around eleven years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a collection of short and scary stories, that I sort of put together over the course of a period of time. A few of them have some truth behind them...personal experiences, that I've twisted a little bit or have heard from people I know personally. Some of them I've constructed on my own.
What are you working on next?
I'm planning a second part to this short story collection but, I'm also working on a full length novel. It's inspired loosely by true events and I believe, it will be a truly terrifying experience for the readers...don't really want to elaborate too much on it. There will be more info to come soon.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King is probably one of my biggest influences...sorry if that sounds a bit cliche lol
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything...fantasy, horror, romance...I just like reading.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Published 2017-06-18.
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