Meet the Author
Since the creation of WordsmithSix as a critique group, we have evolved in many ways. While every member is like family and brings their own valuable insights to the group, sometimes there are changes. Some of our members have moved on in their life’s journey, however their contributions continue to influence our writing forever. Others have filled the empty chairs and have started their journey into the world of writing.
Each member of WordsmithSix is excited about our writing journey. For the next few weeks we will dedicate a Sunday blog to letting our readers know a little more about who we are. Each author will be asked a few questions to help you understand their desire to write and what motivates them. Maybe their answers will influence you in your writing.
This week we are excited to introduce our newest member of the WordsmithSix Critique group. His writing style is impressive with the ability to draw the reader into the creative worlds he creates.
Please welcome Adam Huddleston
When did you start writing?
I started writing (in earnest) about six years ago. On a whim, I bought the book “Writing Fiction for Dummies”. I devoured it cover to cover.
Why did you choose the Genre’ you write in?
I chose the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genre because that’s what I grew up reading. My favs were Stephen King and Michael Crichton.
What’s the best thing you’ve done to help your writing?
The best thing I’ve done for my writing career is joining our critique group. Having honest feedback on my work helps out tremendously.
What’s your writing routine like?
The best time I find for writing is actually at work. I often have a Word document pulled up on my computer desktop in the background and I work on it from time to time.
How do you reach that personal place that allows the writing to flow?
I tend to write better when it is as quiet as possible and I can just vomit the words onto the paper (or screen). Once I get about a paragraph done, I go back and fix things.
Are you an outliner?
I’m not really an outliner, but I feel that if I strengthened those skills, my writing would improve.
What has been your biggest writing challenge?
My biggest writing challenge is trying to complete an entire plot without losing interest and jumping to another project.
What are you working on currently, future?
I am currently working on a middle-grade or YA fantasy story involving an orphan who discovers a “special” door in her bedroom.
What advice would you give to new writers?
My advice to new writers is what I suspect is usually given; write, write, write! You won’t get a feeling for your literary voice until you really start churning out words.
What’s the most positive thing you could tell writers today?
The most positive thing I could tell writers today is that they should never be discouraged by the enormity of the writing world, but rather encouraged by it. With e-books, blogging, self-publishing, traditional publishing, and the like, there are plenty of options available.