Anthony Stevens, aka E.C. Field, is an olde pharte Technogeek, Author, Photographer, Leathercrafter, Dom, Gearhead, SCAdian, history freak, Cosplayer, and Graphics enthusiast.
He has written more than a dozen novels, some lyrics, doggerel poetry, a stageplay, a few short stories, and a script for a science fiction TV series. He's currently working on recording audiobooks and another science fiction novel.
He’s a cat lover (seems to be a writer thing, eh?) and although born in Florida, has traveled a great deal. He and his wife are currently enjoying life in south Florida.
What is your writing process?
It typically starts with a scene or an image of a character. My short story Shibari Sails started with some photographs I'd taken of my part of south Florida and some of wonderful people I've met, over the years. I envisioned an innocent young woman falsely convicted, and started writing. The characters took over and the first draft was finished in two days. Once I create a first draft, I always set it aside for at least a week, before attempting to edit. My editing process includes reading the text outloud. This little trick helps catch a ton of typoes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first one I recall reading is Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was an old hard-bound edition given to me by a distant relative when I was about eight. I loved it and haven't stopped reading since.
Shibari Sails is all about piracy and pleasure in the Caribbean. From Palm Beach to the West End, Vanessa Fullright and her fellow ex-cons, provide unforgettable vacations for wealthy patrons, while trying to avoid watery graves.
The Nuclear Method for Smashwords Authors
on July 29, 2011
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