Indie Author Linton Bowers

I had the pleasure recently of catching up with a fellow Indie Author and I thought I’d ask him a few questions about the whole writing process, and his opinions on being an Indie Author. And I thought I’d share that with you guys, here.

By the way, you might recognize the name, Linton Bowers.

That’s right, he’s not only a fellow Indie Author, he’s also a Marine, and you’ll find his tale of heroism in the Carry the Colors universe, and the Marine Anthology : Heroes Among Men, in story #6 The Shanghai Mile.

Here’s what we talked about.

Ben : How does it feel to be an action hero in your own story, The Shanghai Mile from my book, Heroes Among Men?

Linton : It’s awesome. I can’t help but wonder if I would be as heroic in real life.

Ben : Now of course you are a writer also. Tell us a little bit about what you write? What’s your favorite genre to write in?

Linton : I’m all over the map. I enjoy reading horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and thrillers. So naturally I like to write in all of those. I would say that horror and fantasy hold a special place in my heart.

Ben : What kind of advice would you give to people interested in writing themselves and going after their own novel?

Linton : Read, read, and read some more. Study what you’re reading. try to figure out what you like and why. Also, read books you do not like and figure out the reasoning for your dislike.

Ben : Tell us about some of your upcoming works? And where we can find them?

Linton :  I have a couple short stories on my website, www.Lintonbowers.com I’m working on a webcomic series in a fantasy setting, which will be posted on my site. It it is still in its infancy and has a lot of work to do before going live. I have a sci-fi adventure story I will be releasing as a serialized novel. Tank, is the title of that one. What you will probably get to see first is a novel I am collaborating on with Edward Lorn, titled Port in the Storm. It’s fast paced sci-fi thriller. Were having a blast writing it and I am sure readers will have just as much fun as we are.

Ben : How about some of your favorite music? Do you have any particular tunes that inspire you when you write?

Linton : I know several authors that have a plethora of music they write. Some use it to set the mood for the scene or as a theme song for a character. Me, I listen to Three Days Grace. I don’t know why, but their music helps me to slip into “the zone.” Once there I don’t even hear the music anymore, just the voices in my head.