Interview with Shaun Martin

What is your writing process?
Inspiration from life. Insanity and lack of faith in God.
What do you read for pleasure?
Autobiographical War stories. Especially the Vietnam War. Always fascinates me what Humans are capable of.
Books or Movie's? Which do you prefer.
Books. Movies are ok but the characters are flat and two dimensional. In Books, people become real because your imagination is activated. Much more exciting than film's.
When did you first start writing?
Two year's ago. I was laying on my bed and I was very depressed. It just came to me. It started with self analysis and evaluation of my existence. It turned into an autobiography which then lead into Horror. If you knew me? You'd get it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest Story is Autobiographical with Horror and Science fiction thrown in. It was hard work but very satisfying. Also my first I've published Online. It took a lot out of me but it was worth it. I think it's pretty damn good for my first go. Hope people enjoy it too. It's free so no harm done if you don't.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Life, self hate, dissolution, anxiety and women.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I've no idea? I haven't had any. This is my first.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Easy! It sparks the imagination. Gets the cogs moving at full speed. It's like digging for Treasure if your hobby is Metal Detecting? You might find mostly crap but now and again you get Gold. I try to find the Gold so you can look at it from my perspective, like Golem from Lord of the Rings loves his ring, I love my imagination. That's real Treasure in a "World of shit." Quote from Private Pyle. A Great Marine.
What do your fans mean to you?
Haven't got any but if I had? As much as they're willing to pay me? Which is nothing because my stories free.
What are you working on next?
I've got ideas but until I put them down? Nothing. It's spontaneous. Like combustion.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dean Koontz and Mr King. There are lots of others but them two are God's.
Published 2019-04-06.
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