Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was in sales for 21 years. I spanned from a telemarketer to a product trainer. My product knowledge was vast. It spanned from replacement windows to home maintenance equipment, with automobiles, and many electronics thrown in. I could tell you the difference between a veractor, and detant tuner, and even what they were. I went into military Intelligence when I graduated from high school and had to know all NATO, and Warsaw Pact vehicles. I had many stories from the military, and many he made up.
I also drew comics in high school and made up intriguing characters. Once I lost most of my sight to Diabetic Retinopathy, I continued my stories in book form. You can check out my ever-evolving writing journey on my Amazon web page. I have fifteen fiction tales in my library with another on the way.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent book is The Millennium Malevolence: All Four Complete Parts. The eBook and paperback are anthology pieces. The sci-fi/fantasy story was fueled when I read a Wicca book. The inspiration was my fiance’s mother. I figured it was way better than a Mother’s Day card. I know writing a book about her was nice, but I had to make her look good. it wasn’t tough. With Mrs. Aruna, I was just shining the Venus de Milo.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know if they’re unusual, but this is my method.
I begin with an idea. An idea would make an intriguing sentence, but an author has to craft an entire story from that one idea.
I brainstorm with a rough draft outline with whatever comes to me. When that process is over, I have to edit my outline.
Before you write your book you have to prepare yourself to write. A hack just does it willy-nilly. Do your research. I write fiction, but my stories are peppered with fact. Fiction authors, well good ones just embellish fact. We just need to know how to allow our audience the privilege of suspension of disbelief. They know your story isn’t real, but sometimes they want to escape those real bills and work harbingers of stress. Make your fiction as factual as possible. I didn’t know what Zyprexa Zydis was until I had to look up schizophrenia prescriptions for one of my stories.
I also write with my own soundtrack. I’m eclectic, so I go from Cibo Matto to Gustav Holst. When I write an intense scene, I have Trent Reznor playing. When I do a love scene, Sade or Imogen Heap is playing. Music sets the tone.
Outline your story, research, and feel like writing. Those tips kill writer’s block.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m a big Stephen King fan. Phillip Kindred Dick, Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Matt Wagner, Marv Wolfman, Frank Miller, and Stan Lee play a part as well. I admit it. I’m a former comic book… how do you pronounce enthusiast? Oh yeah, nut.
What are you working on now?
My next book is based on bullying. It has a real topic with a hard science fiction motif to it. Hard means as factual as theoretically possible. The story houses a deep subject with deep science in the fiction. It’s called I’m Not Him: The Alien Abduction Case of Mistaken Identity. It should be ready by Thanksgiving. It’s almost finished now, but I have to market it in order to create buzz. Peop;e line up for this year’s iPhone for a reason.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My Blog: http://pimiebooks.com/
My Amazon page: ttps://www.amazon.com/author/kylerobertson_fiction
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/191419724391038/
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/drakx42/
Ask david Page: http://askdavid.com/books/10751
I use more, but those are just services.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Learn your craft, have thick skin, and know you can do it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard was do not quit. You will fail many times. That’s where you gain experience. With tenacity, you can’t hep but to get better.
What are you reading now?
That’s another aspect of my process. When I write I don’t read. You can inadvertently plagiarize. It’s not your fault. I just eliminate the trigger.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To master marketing in this environment. I
used to sell, but my methods are old school. I have to learn this new way. I’m getting there.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Stand. I read it in high school for me. I think Stephen King is a master at paranoia.