Interview with Callum Wallace

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Living in the city of Bristol gave me a massive array of influences. Dense city-scapes full of people and open natural spaces helped boost my imagination and to experience many different things and people.
When did you first start writing?
Initially as a child, but as an adult only two years (2014). I did draw before, but now prefer putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
What's the story behind your latest book?
The character started life as a doodle. After someone asked me what his story was, it got me thinking. Then, it got me writing. And it sort of grew by itself from there.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was encouraged by a few friends and family to get my work out there and, being unable to afford an agent to contact publishers, decided to explore the indie route.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Realising that the characters are telling you their story; it's cliched, I know, but good characters tend to run away from you.
What are you working on next?
I currently write flashfiction, sci-fi, and am working on several short stories. There's also a sequel to 'The Walker' in the works.
Who are your favorite authors?
Terry Pratchett, David Eddings, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, H.G. Wells and H. P. Lovecraft, amongst others.
What is your writing process?
Start rough, let whatever comes come. Then, when the first seed of the story is there, stretch it out, give yourself an idea of where it should go. Then work on it until you're happy.

Get someone(s) to read it too, then work on it even more.
Published 2016-06-13.
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