This episode of Sonitotum features my answers to questions asked by listeners — what the online folk call an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything). You know I tend to be long-winded, so of the six questions submitted, this episode covers three. Stay tuned for the other three in episode twenty three… you might want to subscribe so you don’t miss it!
- Rebecca Burns asked, “Have any of your story characters been influenced by real-life people (friends, enemies, colleagues, family, authors, politicians, actors, etc)–if so, who, how, and why? (and do they know or is it a secret homage?)”
- J. C. Hutchins asked, “What is your process for crafting believable, relatable characters in your fiction?”
- Rebecca also asked, “Who is your biggest cheerleader? Who encourages you to persevere as an artist?”
Listen to the episode for my answers!
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- Brave Men Run, the first of my Sovereign Era novels and stories.
- Mission Viejo, California.
- The O’Neal family.
- The Segerstrom family.
- Pilgrimage, the second Sovereign Era novel.
- Sorry, Jennifer Aniston. I’ll have my people call your people.
- “Get to Know Your Worst Self,” my article on how to write bad guys.
- Light of the Outsider, my latest novel.
- My article on beating procrastination for writers and other creators.
- WTF with Marc Maron.
- Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso.
- Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum (apologies, Michael, for spacing out on your last name…)
- Scott Roche, author of the Esho St. Claire Mysteries, and other works.
- My interview on the World Craft Club Podcast.
- My favorite reader review of Light of the Outsider… so far…
- Consider becoming a member of my mailing list community of friends and fans… it’s free, and I’ll send you my first novel as a thank you.
- If you have the desire and the means, consider lending your support to my creative endeavors — become a patron.
- Want to get in touch with me? I mention a lot of ways in the episode. You could start here.
What Did You Think About This Episode?
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