A. L. Butcher (Author Interview)

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Nine Heroes  A. L. Butcher (Author Interview)

When you write, do you write the story you want to write or do you write what you think will sell?

I write what I want to write, and where the story takes me. Sometimes that isn’t where I planned to go and often it takes a while and several false turns to get there but the story will get there in the end. What sells and what doesn’t isn’t easy the fathom, even a great book needs to be found, and even a bad one might sell well enough with determined marketing, or a lot of luck, at least for a while.  No book is guaranteed to sell.

How do story ideas and characters come to you?

Usually at really inconvenient times and places! The characters for the series are established now, at least the main ones but although I know the general arcing…

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