Interview the Writer – Ben
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Ben. I’m 33, live in Athens, Ga, and Married to the most beautiful woman in the world. My love, my passion, is writing. More often than not I’ll only post Flash Fiction or very short stories. I write in a wide range of genres so there is almost always something for everyone.
When did you first begin writing?
I started writing seriously two yeas ago. My addiction began with NaNoWriMo. There is no end in sight.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Hmm, about a year ago. I was hesitant to “call” myself a writer. So many connotations battered my confidence in my writing ability that I hesitated to make that leap.
What is your favorite genre for writing?
Speculative fiction. However, I love to write Fantasy as well.
Who has been the greatest influence in your writing?
Three names come to mind: Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, and David Eddings.
What inspires you to write?
Life, Truth, and the simple love of writing.
Do you read as much as you write?
Right now, I’m writing more than I read. Before, well let’s just say that my personal library is 500+ books.
What book are you reading now?
Mine, The Mark of Cain.
Is writing a career for you? If not – can you see it as one?
Not yet, and yes! My goal is commercially publishing my work through an agent.
Where did your interest in writing originate?
At first, I didn’t realize what was going on. Hundreds of ideas ran through my head on a daily basis and I thought I was just a bit odd. Then, after looking for a book to read, I couldn’t find something that really struck out at me, so I decided to write something that I wanted to read.
Where can readers find your work online?
For Flash Fiction and Contests.
My weblog were I post Flash, Short, and Excerpts of Stories.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of writing for you?
The creative outlet as well as a way of bringing all the voices in my head to life, and still be considered a normal semi-rational human being.
Are you connected to an online writing community?
Some random questions here…
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite thing to have for breakfast?
Sausage, eggs, pancakes, and milk.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself?
Me, I like acting. No one else would be interested in trying to be me. It would creep them out way to much.
What super power would you like to have? Why?
Telekinesis. How cool would it be to be able to effect things around you by just thinking about it? I would be able to type so much faster…
What do you do to relax?
Read, Read, and play Guitar.