Interview with TJ Dodenhoff

What motivated you to become an indie author?
It has been a life long dream to write a book. I failed miserably many times, but finally got up the gumption to give it another go.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet, but I am hoping it will soon!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The solitude of my own imaginings.
What do your fans mean to you?
When i get some, I'll let you know. But, I'm hoping they will make me better and give me inspiration to keep going.
What are you working on next?
My first novel - a fantasy novel I've been planning for years. Could be a series. You never know...
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen R Donaldson, JRR Tolkien, Robert J Crane.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that each day I will learn something new.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Exercising, meditating, 4 day weekends with my beautiful wife.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
iBooks, mostly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Many years ago, my first attempt at a fantasy novel that I wrote completely by hand. I got 100 pages in and lost it. Ugh!
What is your writing process?
1k words per day every night, with a cigar.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I read that I was amazed by was Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R Donaldson. What imagery, what writing, what an imagination. What a vocabulary!
Published 2015-09-02.
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