Author Interview: Dr. Don C. Kean

 
NOTE: THIS AUTHOR IS NOT AN LV BOOK DESIGN CLIENT AND ALL IMAGES WERE PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR.

NOTE: THIS AUTHOR IS NOT AN LV BOOK DESIGN CLIENT AND ALL IMAGES WERE PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR.

 
  • First, can you give us some background about yourself?

  • I was a solid student but very impatient and easily distracted. I was okay at English but I always hated it. I cannot say I had any real aha moments.

  • What have you written?

  • An Historical Fiction entitled I Didn't Sign Up For This

 

  • Are you currently working on anything?

  • Right now I am only in the very early research stages for two different projects.
  • How much research do you do for your writing?

  • Quite a bit. I like to stay reasonably accurate on the real history contained in the story. I also like to keep the cultural aspects and geography in reasonable order.
  • What is your process like in the midst of writing a book?

  • I just let it play out. If I do not feel very creative I just lie it down for the day. I have found the writing aspect quite easy and natural for the most part. It is difficult for me to write a lot each day since I still hold a full time job.
  • What does your routine look like when you get to the editing process?

  • Read, Reread, and reread. That is the only way I know to do it. That is the point in the process where things start to get less fun .
  • Are there any software or apps that help you in your writing process?

  • I use Dragon for dictation although I sometimes still spend a great deal of time editing what is dictated.
  • What do you do when you lose focus? Any tips for getting it back?

  • Just lie it down for a day or so.
  • Tell us about your publishing process.

  • I submitted my work to several smaller publishers. I was finally able to get one to take a chance. I am forever grateful.
  • Where can people find you and your work?

  • See photo album J.D.'s Trail.
  • On Amazon
 
 

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