Interview: A. C. Bextor


Do you argue with your characters? If so, who wins most frequently?

The characters win. When they aren’t talking in my head we have problems. I hate writers block, but suffer from it often.

What makes a story interesting to you to write? How about to read?

I like emotion. I want to laugh, cry, and throw my kindle. I try to write things that I like to read about. When someone tells me they’ve cried during one of my stories, I secretly high five myself.


 How do you escape writer’s block?

I think of what I want to write about, find the genre, and listen with my ear buds until I hear the story in my head.

What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t rush it. Don’t edit your own books. Get a formatter. Pay someone to make your cover. I made alllll these mistakes in the beginning and other authors have given me their contacts. I’m thankful for all the help and hope to continue to pay it forward as often as possible.

What’s your writing fuel?

Sleep! If I get enough sleep I’m up early in the morning and writing down all racing thoughts. Chocolate doesn’t hurt.

The best joke you ever heard:

I think it’s funny when I tell people I’m an author, they get nervous in front of me thinking I’m mentally recording anything they say to be used in a story. Not much of a ‘joke’ but it’s hilarious to me.

The Rapid Fire section:

Ink, Typewriter, Computer:

Ink for outline and ideas and computer to write it. I text myself constantly though – sending ideas or thoughts that I don’t have time to write down.

Coffee, Tea, or Hard Liquor:

Tea and beer.

Cat, Dog or Bird:

No. No. Feathers and hair make me anxious.

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