Saturday, May 11, 2013
Beyond the Story with Andrew Grey
Posted by: Tammy May
Andrew Grey’s Good Fight series final book “Fight for Identity” was officially released on May 10th. Rainbowebooks.com offered this title and a bonus book “Takoda and Horse” on May 9th. In anticipation of this release staff at Rainbow eBooks interviewed Grey about his writing process:
Question: When did you write your first book?
Grey: I wrote my first book, Master of the Revels in 2007.
Question: How do story ideas come to you?
Grey: I really wish I knew. Ideas seem to spring from nowhere or from news stories, works of art, or simple conversations. I never really know what will spark a story idea.
Question: What is your writing process?
Grey: I sit down and write. Usually I start with the characters, but sometimes I start with the setting. There's no outline or grand plan. I just tell my story. Most often I have a particular scene in mind and I know where I'm going, bit other than that, I'm as surprised as the next person where the story will take me.
Question: How long did it take for you to write "Fight for Identity"?
Grey: Almost a month I think. I write every day. Its important for me to keep the story flowing and that can only happen if I work on it daily and keep it fresh in my mind.
Question: Can you tell me a little about your characters? How do they evolve from creative idea to individual with a recognizable voice in a story?
Grey: I don’t know. For me it just happens. When I'm writing a story, there are at least three people in my head. Myself, and my two characters. I once tried working on two stories at once and thought I was going to go crazy. There were too many voices talking all at once. It isn't a mechanical process, but one that happens inside me. I wish I had a better answer, but it appears to be an organic part of me.
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