Interview with Zac Moore

What are your favourite books?
Some of my favourites include the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, and Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I know some people who can't get out of bed without somebody else's help, and they want to be able to get out of bed. The very thought of those people wishing to achieve the impossible is enough to make me get out of bed. Also, work = money = nice things!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually by working, playing video games, watching TV, or watching DVDs or Blu-Rays
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Something for year 11 English, a short story called "Zachariah and the Amazons", I forget what it was about but it was the first time I ever cared about what somebody had to say about my work, that's how I knew I had a passion for writing.
What is your writing process?
1. Think of a setting, characters, and an idea (note: this is usually not a plot)
2. Write
3. Review and fix any errors
4. Have my fast reading sister read it
5. If my fast reading sister has nothing bad to say about it and there's no chance I could be sued or found guilty of a crime by publishing it, publish it, otherwise, fix it up and repeat steps 3 - 5
How do you approach cover design?
Normally I just use the built-in cover pages in Word, I have neither the time nor the patience nor the money to design a professional looking cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anime and video game fanfiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My 9.7" Android tablet and my MacBook Pro.
Describe your desk
I have two and they're both quite messy!
When did you first start writing?
2011 if you count the creative writing I had to do for school, 2016 if you don't.
What's the story behind your latest book?
To make a long story short; I was bored and at the same time nostalgic about high school, and I was also imagining what my school life would've been like if I had attended a boarding school and lived with my class.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Earlier I mentioned that I once had a book of mine criticised and actually cared about it, well the person who criticised my book, was my English teacher, her criticisms made me cry. Now I know what you're thinking "What a terrible teacher! Making a student cry, she should've been ENCOURAGING you!", yeah yeah get outta here with that politically correct nonsense, in a way, she was encouraging me, my tears weren't "I should just give up" tears, they were more "How could she say that?" tears. I made a promise to myself that one day I would show her up and publish my own book! So in a few words: My English teacher motivated me to become an indie author.
Published 2017-07-12.
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Books by This Author

School Life 2: Alex, the Open Night, and the Spy Girl
Series: School Life. Price: Free! Words: 21,310. Language: Australian English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Alexander Luna Moore and his partner in school and in life Elizabeth Gotthold return to Lisa Hills Community School for another year with their class W, but what's stopping Alex from running for class leader again? And what's this about a new classmate suspected of espionage?
School Life
Series: School Life. Price: Free! Words: 18,810. Language: Australian English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
When Alexander Luna Moore transferred to Lisa Hills Community School he always knew he would living there, but what he didn't expect was that he would become not just friends, but more than friends with Elizabeth Gotthold, who used to hate him and who he used to hate.