Interview with Bruce Lewis

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It showed me a professional way to publish a book without a publisher.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing the subject matter to life, whether in non fiction or in fiction, like the novel I am working on.
What's the story behind your latest book?
After discovering a box of newspaper clippings of story I wrote during my years as a reporter, I thought I would keep some and put them into a book of some kind just to review in my old age. As I went through them, I remembered the stories behind them and what I had learned. Tweet It! is my effort to share what I learned with other reporters, especially those toiling at small community newspapers where I cut my teeth.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The iPad.
When did you first start writing?
I joined the high school newspaper staff and began writing about our golf and tennis teams. Once I dipped my toe into journalism, I was pulled in.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King is my all-time favorite author. But I like Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Steward O'Nan, Nevada Barr, and Debra Crombie.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly murder mysteries. But I like non-fiction biographies or real stories set in a real time, but with fictional characters, like Erik Larson's Devil in the White City.
What is your writing process?
When a new idea or plot line hits me, I sit down and write it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A lecture in Portland, Oregon by Mark Corker.
What are you working on next?
A murder mystery.
Published 2017-02-22.
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Books by This Author

Tweet It! Great News and Feature Writing 140 Characters at a Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learning to write eye-catching tweet-length lede paragraphs (140-characters, 20-25 words) that draw in your readers is the key to writing great news and feature stories. The technique can be applied to print, online or on-air stories. Whether you are a blogger, news writer or novelist -- or someone creating a simple news release for your organization — good ledes will bring your work to life.