Randy Ellefson


Randy Ellefson has written fantasy fiction since his teens and is an avid world builder, having spent three decades creating Llurien, which has its own website. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums and earned endorsements from music companies. He’s a professional software developer and runs a consulting firm in the Washington D.C. suburbs. He loves spending time with his son and daughter when not writing, making music, or playing golf.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In my teens, when I first started creating Llurien, the setting I've been building for 30 years now. I was more into world building than writing originally, partly because I really disliked my writing.
What is your writing process?
I plan just about everything and like to know how a story ends (and why) before writing, partly so I can foreshadow events or add irony. I tend to write dialogue into my outlines so I know the core of every scene. This also helps me know my characters. After writing, I let a story sit so I see it with fresh eyes later. Then it gets edited by me before beta-readers give it the once over, I make changes, and then it's off to my editor. I make changes based on that and finally order a print proof copy, where I do the final proofreading and make final changes. Then it's done!
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