Author Aaron Brinker

Write and Author is interviewing Aaron Brinker, author of Second Chances.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm an Author who loves multiple genres. Growing up in a military home I learned to love different cultures and climates. I am 34 and married to a beautiful and wonderful wife. We make our home in the Ozarks of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. My love of multiple genres is present in my stories.

I love to write Fiction. I prefer and feel comfortable writing Horror, Fantasy, Christian Fiction, and Thriller genres.

What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on the outline of the first full novel of the Redemption Series. This will be the series that follows my Novelette, “Mane of Redemption”. I also am planning on starting on my autobiography sometime this year as well.
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

Editing. I always tend to overthink things and second guessing whether or not what I’ve written is cheesy or dumb.
What is the easiest thing about writing?

Brainstorming an idea. The process gets more difficult from that point on with outlining, writing, proofreading, editing, and promoting.
Are you self published or with a publisher and why did you choose that route?

I went the route of self-publishing for the fact it seemed easier. There are pros and cons to traditional publishing and self-publishing. I compared these for both options and went with the option that had the most pros.
What is your writing Kryptonite and how do you overcome it?

Time management. Life always tends to try and get in the way of progress. Getting into a routine. Due to chaotic circumstances lately and promotion, I have gotten out of the habit of writing first thing in the morning after waking. That will be changing this week.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

At least one short story and three possible novels. As far as ideas written down on notecards for future stories, I have quite a few.
Why do you write?

One of the biggest reasons is I love to create. It’s fun to sit and share that adventure and struggle with your characters. Writing, as with any artistic form, is an outlet for stress and other emotions a person may be dealing with at any given time.
How often do you write and what is your process?

I used to write every day and will be getting back to that soon. I outline my stories ahead of time. Not every fine detail, but basic idea of what happens within a scene/chapter. I find outlining keeps me on track and keeps everything somewhat organized to where I can write something down and focus on it later. Before I started outlining I would just sit and write. I would come up with ideas while writing and not know where they would fit best within the plot of a story.
What writing advice can you give?

Use experience as inspiration. Some of the experiences within Second Chances are taken directly from struggles I’ve had earlier in life.
Can you create a short writing prompt?

A middle aged man stands at the bank of a river looking out across the water. What happens to him within the next few moments?

imageSecond Chances
by Aaron Brinker

Chaun Hutchins was like any normal 32-year-old. He had a wife, a reliable car, a degree, a full-time job, a comfortable home, and a baby on the way. An accident turned his world upside down, but not before he uttered words for which he can never make amends. Haunted by his past, and events that neither he nor his family can explain, Chaun must find answers to his dark troubles, before his past destroys his future.

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