Welcome to Five for Friday at Rukia Publishing.
Today we ask featured author Richard Smith five questions about his writing life.
Welcome to Five for Friday Richard, thank you for joining us today. Let's get started.
1. How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I remember quite vividly when I took up writing, I was around nine years-old ; the teacher said my story was so good, that I should read it aloud to the class. My mother, Sylvie, encouraged me to write, and told me her father enjoyed it as a hobby.
2. What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The worst thing about writing is getting stuck, (some people say writer’s block doesn’t exist, but it does with me!) and the best, which there are quite a few, such as finding a solution whilst experiencing writer‘s block. I would awake the next day and an idea would come to me, and everything would open up. People telling me they enjoyed my book always gives me much satisfaction, and getting into the characters' heads is always an interesting aspect.
3. What inspires you to write?
As the saying goes, and I adhere to it very much, always write about what you know and what you like, so when I’m writing about things of interest to me, there’s a huge drive to write.
4. How did you come up with your stories?
I put the things I like and interest me and make a list and see what forms. Time Trap was easy; Time-travel and Victorian London are two of my big passions, so it went on from there.
5.What does your perfect writing environment look like?
For me, quietness and solitude are the best conditions to write.
Thank you for inviting me, Sarah Jane.
We appreciate your time Richard, thank you for joining us.
If you would like to find out more you can connect with Richard on his website www.timetrap.co.uk
Read a Review for Time Trap at Bookbag
Read the Press release http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1221339
Get your copy of Time Trap here
Connect on Twitter @RichardSmithTT
Richard has a competition running at Rukia Publishing and the closing date is 14th October! Why not take a look here