Are you working on something new at the moment?
I am currently writing book four… called “Bradley Baker and the Gullfather of New York” which, see the main protagonist mature into a truly memorable character.”
Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Always keep a note pad handy to jot down any ideas that come into your head. Keep believing in your idea… no matter how many people say no to you and never give up on your dream!
What is your writing routine?
It’s fairly well organised… I tend to utilise my creative time to best effect. I write for hours when the creative bug bites and I have the perfect place to work. My writing shack (as I call it) is a small brick built building raised up onto a spacious decked area with the most delightful stone steps leading through trees and a vertical cliffside. I feel like I’m travelling into a parallel world when I go to work and this inspires me to be even more creative.
Do you prefer a specific editing process?
This is a two-way thing. I pen the manuscript and carry out the usual spell checks and grammatical corrections utilising the computer’s review tools. But the real editing begins when I start to dissect the plotlines and condense the descriptive elements of the stories.
What do you enjoy the most/least about writing?
I enjoy the way my characters take over when I’m writing and lead me to places and plotlines that I hadn’t planned. I don’t have a least… I love what I do!
How important is it for you to share your writing?
Very important… I love to meet young readers, to introduce them to the characters I have created and to champion the delights and rewards of reading. Literacy has never been a more important issue and I try to create the books that children love to read.
Where can people go to read your work?
The books are available worldwide online. Most Waterstones stock the book within the UK… and if they have sold out, they can order the books within days. Many independent bookstores now hold stock and some local libraries have the books too.
Where can people find you on the internet?
There are a number of sites online where me and my books can be found. The sites I tend to recommend include my official author site; www.bradley-baker.com … I also offer links to my facebook page; www.facebook.com/thebradleybaker and to connect with me on twitter; @DavLawJones
Is there anything else you would like to share with your readers?
I guess the best place to look is right here on my official website... please take a tour and check out the site;