You gave my book a five star, others gave it a one star review, why?
I ignore many things when I read. I am not an editor, so when I see mistakes in your content I am not judgmental about them. Sure they interrupt the flow of your book slightly, and they might be a little rough to get through, but I judge your story, not your writing. I don't get payed enough to give your book an editorial review.
How do you approach cover design?
Tentatively, a cover is just that, a covering of the contents of the book. If the book contains birds, I expect birds on the cover. If a book has a romantic couple, I expect romance. If a book's cover seems dull, I will expect the contents to reflect upon that. A sad truth today is we judge books by their covers. Yours will be no exception.
What are your favorite genres of books, and why?
I like horror and fantasy genres mostly, add a little science-fiction and you round out my likes almost perfectly. I like these genres because I like my tales tall, dark, and handsome, just like me.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading articles covering current events, articles covering technology, books in the horror genre, books in the fantasy genre, and books in the science-fiction genre.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read from a tablet and a computer mostly when I read eBooks.
Describe your desk
In front of my monitor is clean and tidy, hidden behind it is a mass of paperwork. It tends to peek out at me sometimes, trying to gain my attention, begging me to put the papers in order.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small suburb. I have many friends, that I can still claim as friends to this day. I was raised to be humble, honest, and helpful. This is truly my state of mind to this day.
When did you first start writing?
Middle school, that is when I can say my love for poetry began, and has flourished ever since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being too broke to have a pot to piss in.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Someone else reading it, I mean, isn't that why we are all here? So we may read, and have others read? Makes sense to me, I hope it does to you too.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. It would suck if I were my only fan. "Hey Tim, you wrote an amazing story." "Why thank you Tim, I had no idea you cared so much." Yeah, that wouldn't work well.
What are you working on next?
The sequel to my first novel, and two side projects. The two side projects are only outlines as of yet.
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