Tuesday, October 18, 2011
~Welcome Back Author W.G. Griffiths~
W.G. Griffiths is the Award Winning Author of MALCHUS; DRIVEN; TAKEDOWN; STINGERS; METHUSELAH'S PILLAR; and just released TALONS. He lives on Long Island, New York, and is currently working on TIMELESS, the sequel to METHUSELAH'S PILLAR and two non-fiction books.
It is with Great Pleasure and an Honor to bring back Author W.G. Griffiths. Thank you Kindly for Today's Interview. Many Congrats on your Achievements, and I wish you much Success.
What motivates you to write?
I love good stories. I love to read them, see them, and tell them. Readers also motivate me. There is a sweet sense of accomplishment in seeing the print completed, hearing back from readers about how they were moved, and in some cases, changed. I received a lot of those life changing reports from my first book, MALCHUS, and that has motivated me ever since.
What factors place you in the comfort zone while writing?
Knowing my research is good, and I can relate to things my characters are doing. I skydive now, because I had a character do it. I discovered things about skydiving that I never would have known if I didn't personally jump. The feeling of blood rushing into my legs, for example. It puts the reader in my world, and then they tell me that they felt like they were there. That's a big goal.
What are your goals in the future for your writing journey?
My goals are to keep it all fresh, and to keep the stories coming. I have never had writer's block, and there are many stories in the tank.
In your opinion, how important is a cover to a book?
Damn important! Making the cover is also a lot of fun. I like to come up with the idea, and my son, Luke, makes it appear.
Have you had the pleasure of discussing your book with a fan?
Yes. 'STINGERS' is easy to love. Think Huckleberry Finn meets The Godfather. I never had so much fun writing anything.