My featured guest today was introduced to me by a new friend, (oh yeah – very cool), and I am already super thrilled to know him. In a few words, he is a man of extraordinary talent with many years in the business of writing, speaking, and editing of all types of written works. On top of that he is also an author, which gives me the opportunity to showcase him and his many talents by introducing him to you. He is Scott Morgan.
As long as I can remember. I know I actually started writing short stories when I was about 7. I wrote a murder mystery because I wanted to be Agatha Christie (mom was a big fan).
What was your life like before becoming an author?
Wealthier. But I always felt I was missing out on something.
Who or what inspired you to write?
I’m not sure. I seem to be one of those people that just took to it on my own. I guess Agatha Christie is the genesis of it, but really, I’m not sure how or why I started. I never had dreams of being a writer when I was a kid, I just …. wrote stuff. Somewhere along the line I guess I just figured it’s what I do.
Do you have a specific writing style or genre?
Not a genre, but my style is very journalistic. In fiction, I write purposely to not resolve so much as to give information about something and let readers draw their own conclusions. Sentences are as sparse as I can make them, so I tend to write short.
Tell me about your latest book? What’s it about?
How To Be A Whiny Beeyotch: 71 Writing Excuses Meet the Back of My Hand, a motivational manual for writers that looks to strip the BS out of things writers say to keep themselves from writing.
What was your favorite part of the book to write?
It’s all fun, actually. I don’t really have a favorite.
What was the hardest part to write?
All of it. But probably the description on the back jacket is my least favorite thing to do. Always makes me feel so full of myself to tell everyone how awesome I am.
What do you find most rewarding in writing a book?
Holding it in my hands. I still like paper.
Do you have any other books complete or in progress?
In progress, yes, I’m starting work on a complement book to Character Development from the Inside Out that should be ready in a few months. Then there’s the re-issue of my short fiction, which is now available in one collection, Stories My Evil Twin Made Up. http://amzn.com/B00BG00A2Q
What are your future plans in regards to writing?
Keep writing, keep marketing.
Are you listed on the major social networks like facebook, twitter, etc…
I’m on Twitter as @write_hook. I have a Facebook account I don’t use, but I’ll have to restart that, I suppose (I really do hate Facebook). I’m also on Goodreads and LinkedIn. Please visit me at www.Write-Hook.com
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
Put your ass in a chair and start typing.
Outside of writing, what is your most favorite thing to do and why?
Going to Camden Yard for a ballgame because I’m an Orioles fan.
Anything else you would like to add for future fans and friends?
Writing isn’t easy but it’s magic. So don’t give up.
Thank you, Scott. I know you are a very busy man with a lot of work/projects going, so I really appreciate the time you took to share your story with me and my friends. It was a pleasure to learn more about you and I am looking forward to meeting you soon. Best wishes.