Interview with James P. Maitland

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me a platform to showcase my work and reach out to a wider audience
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me its not about money, Its about producing the best work i possibly can. Once i have finished a project that i am truly satisfied with then for me makes the writing worth it
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on several scripts for television and also hope to release a third poetry book later this year
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens
Marcel Proust
Michael Palin
John Steinbeck
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My lovely wife. She is my total inspiration in everything i do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking of writing
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Goodness yes it was a book in school called fred the fish. Which i seem to recall reading out in class
What is your writing process?
I like to jot ideas down on paper. Its my favourite method i usually come up with a synopsis or a title then go from there
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Of Mice and Men by the great John Steinbeck. I really admired the characters the simplicity of the narrative yet complexities of the Characters
How do you approach cover design?
Pass it to someone else once i have an image in my head
Describe your desk
Organised Chaos
Published 2014-01-31.
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Books by This Author

The Poison Fits your Skin
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The Poison fits your skin is a fantastic new Minibook collection of poems from accredited writer James P. Maitland Covering Topics such as War.Depression. The workings of the inner mind & Human Faith. The Books is a superb Addition to any Poetry & Verse Fans collection
687 Miles To You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
687 Miles to you is the fantastic new collection of Poetry and Verse by Accredited writer James P Maitland,Covering a broad spectrum of categories including Love,Emotion,Life and Many more,This is a great read and a superb addition to any Poetry and Verse Fans bookshelf