Author interview: Marlon S Hayes and his "A Journey of Words" story
Today author Marlon S Hayes takes over my page with a discussion about his short story, "Daddy's Boy," appearing in the anthology A Journey of Words (which also includes my brand new short story, "The Whaler's Dues"):
Synopsis: A man takes a long dreamt of road trip with his father, in an attempt to heal long held grudges and wounds.
What inspired me to write this story? After I wrote it, I realized the story sprang from all of the questions I would have liked to ask my own father, a deceased heroin addict, who was also a brilliant, talented artist.
How long have I been writing? I've been writing since I was 11, but I didn't take it seriously until 2013, when I published my first book.
What genre do I usually write in and why? I don't have a genre, other than plain fiction. I constantly challenge myself to write about different subjects, in order to become a better writer.
What else am I working on/writing at the moment? Finding a publisher for a novel, publishing a coffee table book of poems, editing a short story anthology, and my main WIP is tentatively titled "My Calling," the tale of life through a serial killer's eyes.
My advice to new writers? Just write. Follow the processes of reading, writing, rewriting, and learning. Repetition makes a writer better.
How can people discover more about me and my work? Follow me daily @ Marlon's Writings on Facebook, where I post poetry, short stories, and updates