I’ve started a new segment where I’ve asked a variety of authors to answer a few questions that I pose. Of course, I love a twist. All answers had to be no more than two sentences. Brevity presents a greater challenge.
For me the process was delightful as well as insightful. I love that authors can express our personalities and style in so few words. Just check out the varied responses to the first question!
The question: How does personal experience influence your writing?
“By honing the lens through which I observe the world. What else does an artist have to offer?”
Robert Dunbar, author of Martyrs & Monsters
“I may give characters hints of my personality, but in terms of story, I totally make shit up.”
Daniel W. Kelly, author of Rise of the Thing Down Below
“I don’t think that it’s possible to write without your personal experiences influencing your stories. You have to understand an emotion it order to convey it. Even in science fiction/fantasy, you have to base a lot of character development and behavior of what you know.”
Jo Robinson, author of Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight
“Not in the way you’re probably thinking, but … real life is mostly tedious and boring, so I do SF or fantasy for escapism; when I combine SF with thriller – even better.”
Mel Keegan, author of the Hellgate series
Adrian W. Lilly is the author of The Runes Trilogy, The Devil You Know, and Red Haze, and The Moon in Your Eyes.