Exclusive Interview with
Bryan W. Conway
When did you start writing?
What makes writing your passion?
I have stories to tell!
How long have you been writing?
I published my first book in December 2020.
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
I felt like I had finally found my purpose in life! I thought it would feel like a conclusion, but it felt more like a beginning...
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
I have so many different stories that I want to write that I just pivot to something else, I never truly suffer from writer's block.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
Yes. I try to learn from them, sometimes they are an opportunity to improve.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
Validation. The euphoria lasts only a short time, though, you can't dwell on the extremes (whether good or bad).
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
A lot of my writing is taking benign things I have done or witnessed and twisting them into something more interesting!
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
I don't believe so, but the market apparently does. Once you have an audience, no one cares about the book cover! The best-selling authors just splash their names across the cover and that is enough.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Who is your favorite author? Why?
Frank Herbert, who authored the Dune series. It legitimately takes the reader to different worlds.
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
Stephen King or James Patterson. Write something, publish it, and know that millions of readers will be interested.
What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
What would you say to your readers?
I am honored and humbled that you have taken the time to read thousands of my words!
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I live in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, with my wife and two kids.
What is your day job if you have one?
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Fitness, chess, reading.
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
What is your favorite music?
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