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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?
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!
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