Hello! I’ve gotten a lot of people asking me how I come up with ideas, how I manage to write so much without getting “writer’s block”, how I handle my world-building, and much more. So, with all those questions, I decided that we need somewhere I can answer all of them!
Here it is, the FAQ page. If you’ve got a question you don’t see here… spin it along and I’ll see how fast I can get an answer up.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil. There have been several fantasies, multiple action novels, and the odd short story rolling off my keyboard and pen for years. Some of them were even good enough for me to consider returning to them some day. It’s only in the last year that I’ve been looking at it as more than an occasional hobby, though.
The “Hunter” world
Q: What’s your inspiration?
A: Humor. Seriously, Hunter’s wry wit lets me keep people laughing, even while giving them an exciting adventure. That includes me; NOT being inspired would be the hard part!
Q: How do you think up the beasties that Hunter catches?
A: Whoo…. that’s a tough one. The real problem there is that the perfect beastie will make or break a story. Usually, I just pick a good-sounding animal and run with it. If it’s a good one, the story works. If not, the narrative starts to fall flat. When that happens, I start looking for inspiration. My oldest sister came up with my second-favorite beastie ever: the Blood-sucking Hummingbird.
Q: Why a post-apocalyptic world for Hunter?
A: Frankly? Because guys like Hunter don’t do well in the contemporary world. Putting him in the 1800’s or early 1900’s would have worked, but that would have required a lot of retro-history. It was more fun to create a world of the future, one that Hunter fits into like a glove.