Interview with Christopher Archuleta

What do you read for pleasure?
I read nonfiction books pertaining to astronomy, animals, taxonomy, meteorology, and maps (if you consider that reading).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was six, I wrote a story (actually happened) of a taekwondo tournament I went to the week before on paper towels. It sparked a series of stories that were typically a couple hundred words each and I found it fun.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing, as well as all other forms of art, is an outlet of your view on situations that come to life with the purpose of presenting people with ideas they might not have considered. You can create artistic visions in the reader's mind with having to create a painting or a video, and you can control how freely the reader obtains the imagery of your story. Simply, the joy of writing for me is creation.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My boom took a year to write and I wasn't about to waste my time not publishing it, but at the same time I realized that my book was horrible, so I didn't want to spend money on publishers. (Don't take that the wrong way, for I know indie authors can very well prevail over the others) So, I went to Smashwords to publish the book myself.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to portray the seemingly endless array of assorted evils that thrive in some people. I was influenced heavily by my peers to base the main character off of those who look to everyone but themselves as the source of their failures and miseries. Unfortunately, for readers, the part of the story I focused on most was the universe in which the story took place. I created the universe prior to even thinking about the story, but I realized that readers look for a story, not an immersion into my "creative" mind. Thus, I didn't drench the story with useless facts about my fake universe.
Published 2014-12-29.
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Books by This Author

Making Life Worth While
Price: Free! Words: 27,590. Language: American English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Travis Hilton realizes how his life seems to be dictated by those who despise him. Eventually, he is practically driven out of town by the people who conflict with him. The torture doesn't end there as the worst of the people from the town attempts to destroy all of Travis' hopes. However, once Travis thinks about his capabilities, his life begins to shift from one influence to the exact opposite.