Daniel Ferguson

Biography

I self-identify as a billionaire playboy philanthropist writer, but really I'm just a straight white guy who struggles with a disability most don't understand because it's invisible. Ah well.

I have big plans, like most villains. Like a certain dwarf, I drink and I know things. And I watch WAY too many movies. But, like, only good ones or ones that I *hope* are good ones. Cause who wants to waste money on a movie they don't enjoy? Not me, certainly.

I hope you enjoy my writing.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Traditional publishing tends to be slow going with lots of waiting for rejection. Indie or self publishing is relatively easy to do, these days, and isn't seen as such a bad idea any more with sites like Smashwords and Amazon offering a simple (ish) option. Plus, most genre books published by more traditional publishers don't really allow for experiments in mixed genres - they like to sell what they know already sells. With indie publishing, I'm free to do what I want; with indie publishing I can write post-apocalyptic urban fantasy with superheroes, with traditional publishing, I don't think that'd fly so well.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Once you've got something done and dusted. I have trouble with motivation whilst writing, but once I finish something I can sit back, or I can continue writing, and sometimes, having just finished one project means I have momentum and I can charge ahead onto something else.
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Where to find Daniel Ferguson online


Books

Children of Fire (final cut)
Series: Elemental. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,210. Language: Australian English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dystopian superhero action-thriller set in the ruins of Brisbane, Australia. With monsters. And magic.
Writing The Wasteland: The Apocalypse Writer's Handbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A writer's guide to writing apocalyptic fiction, defining the traditional definitions of apocalypse and dystopia, how the end can come about, destruction imagery, surviving and scavenging, clothing, trading, violence, travel, plot types, rebuilding society, and a handy list of inspiration to get you started.

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