Interview with James Moore

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be honest, the greatest joy of writing for me is being done. Writing anything of quality is a glorious, exciting, excruciating process. What comes as a very close second is when someone has read my story and said that got something out of it past mere entertainment. All good writing is a form of artistic expression and conveying a message means success.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fan are the great source of feedback I depend upon to become a better writer. I love discussing the art of story and character development with my fans. It almost always leads to other meaningful conversations about what's going on in their lives.
What are you working on next?
I had originally planned to choose another book idea from my list and get to work on that but when I got feedback on "Charlotte" the number one comment I got was "What is she going to do next?" or "When is the next book coming out?". I am currently working on Charlotte's second book of adventures but in the meantime I continue to write short items I call observation pieces that can range from one page to ten pages long.
What is your writing process?
It's pretty organic. I don't have much formal training so the writing process itself is a work in progress. I select an item from my long list of story ideas and build a frame in the form of events to tell the story. This could look like: 1. Bill comes home from work to see his wife's car in the living room. 2. Bill tries to convince the insurance adjuster the car is defective. 3. Bill sues Toyota. and so on. As I write I fill in dialog, scene, and more events until the story's told. During this entire process I'm re-writing and then I re-write and then when I'm tired of that I re-write some more. I take my polished gem of story and show my copy editor. After she reads it, we discuss and discuss and I re-write and re-write. At some point I decide I'm finished and publish!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I actually woke up. This fact means that God's not done with me and I have work to do. Part of that is writing but other tasks revolve around my current vocation (IT Systems Admin), family, Stephen Ministry, fitness, etc.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My number one pursuit when I'm not writing is to spend quality time with my wife Donna. Both of us spending time with our children and grandchildren top the list also. I also enjoy a good story. It can be a book, movie, stage play, it doesn't matter as long as it's good.
Published 2016-04-04.
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Books by This Author

Charlotte: The Price Of Vengeance
Price: Free! Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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It's the 1970's and Charlotte Harding is wondering what's next for her as her youngest son leaves for college. Little does this southern housewife know there's trespass, kidnapping and murder on the horizon. When her best friend dies under questionable circumstances, will she solve the mystery or die trying? Will she pay the high price of vengeance?