Meet Drew Chapman: Author of THE ASCENDANT
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Keep at it.
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. What were your previous occupations?
A. Assistant Director, Location Scout, Waiter, Bicycle Messenger, T-Shirt vendor.
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.