Interview with Will Rumfitt

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Jersey (channel islands), I supose it's fair to say that my childhood affected part of who I became and so it will have had an effect on my writing. But whilst I condone that 'environment shapes behaviour/thought paterns and proccesses', there is something in all of us which makes us different from each other (even within the cultural framework we are aplied to) and unique. I grew up in a fairly cloistered, conservative and heavily controlled environment, I did ask questions though and got into trouble for doing so. At age six I asked my mother "wouldn't the world be a better place without money"? as she would be frequently upset over bills and money ... her reply was "don't be stupid, how would we afford to buy food if there were no money? we would starve". I was shocked to find that she couldn't see past the control unit element of money. So I have realised that there is a bit of 'you' which makes you you and that will find it's way out passed the walls of our cultural influences eventually. I have hardly read any books (apart from reference) and was always a daydreamer as a child. So I write to try and depict/objectify these types of scenario.
When did you first start writing?
Age 44.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I think that the story behind my latest book is; I have four children, have always made up stories for them at bedtime when they were smaller . . . one of my daughters more recently said I should write them down so that we don't forget them. So I started to brainstorm that idea and found myself morphing them all together into a book, the stories changed, politicised and idealised, I found myself theorising posible (fictional) realities and causes for the degradation humans have brought upon themselves.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have found the joy of writing to be how characters I invented have started to write themselves. I supose this could mean that they are all me, but that part if strangely rewarding. It's like getting to know a new friend.
What are you working on next?
The next book in the series . . . . "Rule of nine" - 'The Dance'. The first book in the series should definitely be read first (though I hope it stands on it's own as a book in itself also).
Who are your favorite authors?
Tom Robins is my favourite author of the authors I have read.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Being a living being for whom the posibilities are endless.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am busy dong many things, I play several musical instruments, I write and arrange for bands, I cut peoples hair and do small building jobs. Actively looking for things to keep my brain in a learning mode and contemplating higher expression posibilities.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes.
What is your writing process?
i like to start with characters, each character has a background which I conjur from imagination - all of which is not depicted directly in the book but hopefully the reader understands something about them by the way they behave. The story itself has to have a seed, the origional thought which inspires me to sit and type.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes.
How do you approach cover design?
Geometry is one of my keen hobbies, I designed and drew my cover design and intend to continue that way.
What do you read for pleasure?
New scientist, Biology, geometry, physics, Mythology, scial sciences.
Describe your desk
It's got everything I need . . . periodically messy and tidy.
Published 2013-08-22.
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Books by This Author

Rule of nine
You set the price! Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
From the dust of the forming universe earth came into being. It's own life was once in jeopardy. Now a small group of people come together to find they have a shared destiny. Their own personal journeys begin to make sense in a way they couldn't have imagined, guided by an unlikely set of comrades. Their lives have been leading to this and the tiniest of objects is at the center of their quest