James Pitter was raised in the United Kingdom and began writing poetry, song lyrics and musical composition in his early teens.
He works in the creative industry and earlier studied screenwriting, writing for theatre and creative writing in his spare time to develop his writing skills. Among his early credits were an invitation from Television Arts Performance Showcase (TAPS) to attend a script workshop to critique his first screenplay and his first theatre play was performed on the London Fringe.
James has since self-published an ebook of his short stories called Beyond The Rainbow's End and recently had a further short story published as part of an anthology with fellow authors called No Bounds: An Anthology of Short Fiction. All proceeds go to Medecins Sans Frontieres: Doctors Without Borders. Both books are available for purchase on Amazon.
His current projects include the development of screenplays for TV and drafting his first novella. To learn more about James Pitter, please visit his author website at http://www.jamespitter.com.
What is your writing process?
It starts with an idea, something that captures my imagination and makes me want to explore its possibilities. I have to be able to engage with the concept in some way and see its potential. Once the idea is safely through bootcamp, I set about planning the structure of the story, its plot and characters, before adding flesh to the bones and bringing the characters to life.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm fortunate in that I'm a professional graphic designer which simplifies things a little. I begin by drawing concepts that have relevance to the subject of the book which might be explicit in nature or abstract. The concepts take into account the final size which is generally that of a postage stamp – this is an essential consideration to make sure important information is readable when reduced down. Once I've chosen the design, I then create the artwork on the computer ready to upload.
Morris Winthrop steps into the expansive piazza of the stately home that is the venue of this year's biggest event of the fashion calendar. He trains his journalistic eye on the parasites with their rocket-fuelled egos, posing and posturing for the camera-wielding onlookers and their ever-extending and retracting lenses.