Former private investigator turned headhunter-by-day, writer by night. Long and storied history of bad habits and coffee drinking. Only son of an only son.
I write as part of my work release treatment program.... I'm also a compulsive liar, so that helps.
The writing comes to me through the extrapolations of life. Those little 'what if' moments begging to be explored but all too quickly overlooked by most of the population. I treasure those. They drive me to write, to pull the strands of story and see where they go. I can't help it.
Michael Connelly, John Grisham, Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Raymond Benson, too many others to list.
Best first line of a novel:
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
- Stephen King's "The Gunslinger, Dark Tower Book 1"
Seriously, Charles. One story? And it's about me? You are kind of sucking at Fictionaut :)
Ohhhh, it's for writing.... smarty pants.
You see, Mr. Cole, the idea of being on Fictionaut is to write. So....yeah. Let's get with the writin'.