Meet Drew Chapman: Author of THE ASCENDANT
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. When is the next book coming out?!?
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Keep at it.
Q. What was/is your favorite job?
A. Writing books!
September 03, 2015I write like a reader. That is to say, I never think I am writing to express myself, to reveal some secreted, dark part of my nature. I believe I am writing to entertain myself. I am the audience. I have to be caught up in my character's dilemma, in the pace of the book, in wanting to know what will happen. So in a sense, I write for some other person, a fictionalized Drew Chapman. He is out there, waiting for my book, hanging on my every word. And when he is excited, or moved, or happy with the plot, then I am happy.And when he is bored, or disbelieving, then I am in trouble.
So I guess I have met my reader, and he is me.