Featured Friday! G.S. Scott
G. S. Scott works at a civil engineering firm in Lansing, Michigan. He enjoys writing all types of fantasy stories and poetry. He is active in local writing groups and is an avid gamer. He enjoys local theater with his playwright domestic partner. They share their new home with her wonderful cat and their new puppy.
Watch out for his upcoming release from Blue Deco Publishing, titled “Cleansed” which is part of the “True Tree Chronicles” coming this summer!
What’s your favourite part of the lifestyle of an Author?
I don’t know about “lifestyle” but my favorite part is simply getting to tell the stories floating around in my head.
What made you start writing?
Do the voices in my head count? The simplest answer is, I have a story to tell. It burns in my heart and demands to be presented. (That’s not too overboard is it?)
Is there an Author that you consider your inspiration?
Jim C. Hines. I saw his first book, “Goblin Quest,” in a local bookstore listed under “local author.” I bought it and loved every moment of it.
What’s your number one tip for an aspiring Author?
Write. Don’t over think it. Don’t be pessimistic about it. Just write it.
What type of book do you like to read and does this differ from the genre that you prefer to write?
I love fantasy and sci-fi. They speak to me and remind me that I have my own stories to tell.
Which one of your characters would you most like to spend time with?
There are so many, but I think I have to go with Daylin. Not to spoil anything, but she’s all grown up in the novel I’m doing my final revisions on. She’s so complex.
Which book do you consider a must-read?
Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books, but I’m sure everyone says that.
What’s been the hardest edit that you’ve had to make?
I don’t know if I have a hardest. The cut may hurt at the time but once it’s out it’s either gone or sitting in my notes to be placed into another story.
Why did you want to keep the material in?
Well, usually it’s something that adds to the feel of the entire world. That’s why I keep it around to dole elsewhere.
If you could live in a book, which one would it be?
Bloom County. I know it’s a compilation of daily comics, but who wouldn’t want to live with Opus and the gang?
If you could pick an Author to write your biography, who would it be?
I have no idea. Not to be too morbid, but can we dig up Norman Mailer?
We all know the phrase “the book is always better than the film.” Which film would you like to see remade as a book?
Ridley Scott’s, “Legend.”
Can you sum up your life story in ten words or less?
How the hell did I get here? Oh, that’s right!
What’s exciting you about your next project?
It’s the story that been in my mind for over thirty years, and lies at the heart of everything else I’m writing.
And finally, you have one quote to be remembered by, what is it?
She may tell you that she loves you, but only deep down in your heart will you know if it’s true.
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