Interview with Steve Goodwin

Published 2013-12-27.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Writing compelling software solutions for clients of my Software Development company, or possibly experiencing an immersive video game.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually through recommendations from people I know.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, would of been in Grade 4 at school. The story was based on an early video game called "Asylum" for the Systems 80 computer, but with a new fictional take.
What is your writing process?
Plot, highlight chapter headings, and begin writing. After each chapter, I review the writings the following day. Once finished the complete novel I'll do a couple of reads and further revision to ensure cohesion
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Current the Kindle Paper white. However, with technology advances, who knows what I'll be using in years from now.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
It's difficult to gauge. While some avenues haven't turned out the most sales, they may of brought about more dedicated fans. As such I never rely on any one particular avenue. That said, at the end of the day, the best marketing, and most effective is word of mouth. If people enjoy the novel, they market the novel for you.
When did you first start writing?
Officially, in 2011 when I started writing Elijah Hael & The Last Judgement.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To be able to share experiences of spiritual warfare and faith through fictional creations.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Simplifies the publishing process to several eBook outlets. Their support is also terrific.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Receiving feedback from readers who express how the novel moved them emotionally in some way.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without them, I wouldn't be motivated to write.
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Books by This Author

Conversations With A Christian
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Take a seat and listen in on conversations with a Christian. Five short discussions take the reader through faith and doubt, suffering, moral based business decisions, faith in everyday life and signs a person is struggling. The reader will be uplifted and empowered by the results of each conversation and leave them with valuable insight on how to assist themselves or others.
The Angelic Gene
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An orphan girl unsure of who she is or why a man wants her dead carries a secret. She will experience humanity. Are you ready? Join Sophia in a heart thumping adventure across England set in the 1870’s, exploring faith, doubt, love and fear. A story, quoted by the editor as “really something special”, you’ll continue to contemplate long after the journey unfolds.
Elijah Hael - The Genetic Code
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,590. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Journey with Nya, a believer, as her faith is tested. Join Isaac, a non-believer, who questions his existence. Discover how they face death together in a remarkable adventure. An emotionally rich escapade which will delight those who quest personally challenging and thought provoking reads.
Elijah Hael & The Last Judgement
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,140. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Elijah looked around and saw that most people were dressed in black and seated towards the front of the church. He could see a casket with a photo frame set on top and his picture inside. He scanned to the right and recognized the familiar sight of his family, seated in the front row. "I am dead. This is my funeral." Elijah turned to look at Castiel who looked back at him and nodded gently.