For this Sunday’s edition of ‘Author Talk’, I had the opportunity to have my questions answered by James Fuller, the author of Unforgivable as well as The False Prince. James (who insists I not call him Mr. Fuller, as that mister is reserved for old people), was willing to chat with little ol’ me through email about his books. While I’ve yet to have the pleasure, I’ve heard good things and must include his on my list of must reads.
How do you come up with your ideas?
I don’t the voices in my head do, I just merely write them down for the sake of my sanity.
Do your characters ever take over your stories? If they do, how do you handle that?
You’re thinking it wrong, it’s not my story it’s theirs so they take over it as soon as they are mentioned.
Has there ever been a time in your writing career that you ever wanted to give up and why/why not? What made you overcome your ‘self doubt’?
I think every writer struggles with this often and the ones who give up were never meant to be writers. You never overcome self doubt when you are a writer nor should you. Doubt makes to try harder which makes you writer better.
What was one character that you felt so emotionally attached to that you hated ‘hurting’ and why? How were you able to overcome that (if you were)?
None of them, pain and hurting is part of life, in or outside of the pages. For them to grow and better themselves they must be hurt, I spare none of them.
You obviously enjoy what you do. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
It is a hard business with a lot of up’s and downs. If you have the support of friends and family great but do not trust what they say about your writing they will always tell you what you want to hear. If you don’t have their support use that to steel your resolve and prove them wrong.
If you couldn’t write another story (be a writer), what would you do with your life?
I hear the people of the world need a Revolution Leader, I’d do that.
What kind of rituals do you use to write (ie, a special pen, paper, lighting, drink)?
Day or night when inspiration knocks I write. There is no special ritual.
Do you listen to music while you’re writing, and if so, what kind of music do you listen to?
Yes, I listen to whatever kind of music portrays the scene i am writing.
Which one of your characters to date do you relate to most and why?
Meath and Jamus, because they are both based upon me and act and react as i do.
What made you chose the genre(s) you write?
I try not to limit myself to “genre’s” I currently write fiction, fantasy, horror, erotica and hope to add many ore to the list.
What inspires you?
I don’t want to work a real job my whole life.
What new things are you working on?
I just finished writing Unforgivable Part Two, i am 3/5 done Fall Of A King: Book 2, Brothers Of Blood and have also jump head long into a Zombie horror project.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Not everyone is meant to be a writer and that’s okay, you will know if you are or not deep down.
My name is James Fuller, I live in the beautiful city of Kelowna in BC Canada, I’m married to my bestfriend (and publicist) Nicolette and together we have our two year old son Dante. I’ve always enjoyed writing even through highschool, I wrote and published many poems and eventually got into writing fiction fantasy. I’ve done a bit of everything when it comes to writing from the survival blog that I write for: http://survivalblog.survivalfood.com/ to short stories to movie scipts. When I’m not at my computer writing or doing book signings and related promotional events I can be found enjoying the outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, or doing archery or simply spending time with my family. His author/offical website is www.authorjamesfuller.com and his facebook authorpage is: https://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorJamesFuller.