Interview with Neil Milliner

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in regional Queensland, Australia in many towns small and large which gave me many experiences I can now write from.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry when I was made homeless and living by myself in the scrub about 5 years ago now.
What's the story behind your latest book?
They are a collection of stuff I had written to put on the market for the public to buy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I do not have the resources available to outlay the big bucks they are asking. Smashwords.com gets you over the line for free so why not? Never gonna happen if you don't make it happen.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
No success so far but the groundwork has all been laid out and is ready to build success upon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing a good poem and knowing that I actually wrote it!
What are you working on next?
I am now in the stage of entering poetry competitions and getting in as many magazines as possible for money and exposure to the public.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie. Anyone who can tell a good story.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
On the computer.
What is your writing process?
I just write it as it comes. Mostly a line or two which I work upon later into the finished piece.
How do you approach cover design?
With fear and trembling and gnashing of teeth.
Published 2013-09-01.
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Books by This Author

Delicious Vegetarian Pizzas For Everybody
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Pizza, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan
Every recipe you will ever need to create delicious, healthy pizzas at home without using any meat. Endlessly versatile, easy to prepare, and a fresh satisfying meal in itself, pizza has become a staple of every families nutritional needs. 59 Tasty Pizza Recipes 23 Pizza Base Recipes 11 Pizza Sauce Recipes
TheFreeMans' Poetry Book
You set the price! Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A 233 poem collection of all the poetry and prose of Neil J Milliner aka TheFreeMan.