Interview with John Walz

John Walz

Interview Date: 5/28/2012


I'm John Walz, I enjoy martial arts, sports and writing. I have been writing since I was a kid so its a dream come true to be published.

When did you start writing, and was there a significant event that prompted you to do so?

i would have to say i began writing probably back in my freshman year of high school as i had a teacher who just loved to had us write on pretty much any subject and i always enjoyed doing the free topic where we could write about whatever we wanted to. and since then i always found a passion for writing even on long out of town football game bus trips.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? (Assuming said power would be reasonably "powerful.")

i would say the ability to change into anyone else would be nice as i like going unnoticed in a crowd and that powers gives you the ability to do so.

Kev's response: Hmm, a mimic power. You would also have a big leg up in spy work (or other illegal activities, I suppose).

Do you have a favorite superhero from novels, comics, or movies?

definitely batman as he is not quite a villian or hero he's more of a anti-hero not to mention out of all superheroes he is actually possible in real life as he is in peak human condition, is a master of martial arts, and has tons of gadgets

Kev's response: Heh, this reminds me of the guy caught (in New York?) hanging on the edge of a building top in a Batman costume. He was arrested because he had a bunch of weapons on him.

Where do you get your inspiration for writing? What motivates you?

i find my inspiration in the things i read, anime, and my own training in martial arts heck i even find inspriration when i walking down the street

Do you pre-plan your stories, or are you a by-the-seat-of-the-pants style writer?

i usually preplan them or the are a spur of a moment kind of story thanks to a mountain dew high.

Do you write only when inspired, or do you have a set schedule where you sit down to write?

i usually try to write about 6 pages a day

Do you have a favorite genre to write in? To read?

fantasy and sci fi.

What do you enjoy the most about writing?

i just like seeing the words in my head come to life.

Is there any part of writing that you don't enjoy?

when i have writers block.

Kev's response: Good point. While I don't often think about these times as "not enjoyable," I'd have to agree with you. I don't get a block, so much as stuck at a crossroads, and end up overthinking the path to take the story.

Can you tell me something odd about yourself?

i have been told by my old psychology professor that i am sociopath

Kev's response: Others can point fingers and make claims, but it's your path to tread. Take it where you can.

Do you write one story at a time, or do you have several novels in the works at one time?

i always have many things going on at once.

Have you ever wondered why evil people want to take over the world. Why not take under it?

its because human beings are imperfect beings and they feel that if they take over they are the perfect one.

Where do you see the future as far as paper books versus digital e-books?

i can certainly argue that ebooks will take over as you could carry a whole library with you anywhere you go instead of just 1 or 2 books, not to mention you can expand the text to what ever size you need if you have bad eyesight.

What are your current projects?

i have just published my novel the mercenary birth of a hero and am currently working on the sequel to it.

Do you have any advice for others about self-publishing?

just get it out there and dont be afraid and just be proud of your work

Do you have any online sites where readers can find out more about you (and your books)? and

Kev's response: John, thanks for joining, me, and I wish you luck on the sequel to Mercenary: Birth of a Hero!

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