R.L. Chambers is an incredible guy, father, friend and writer. He has loads of talent and is so very creative. I have had the privilege and pleasure of reading several of his stories that he has out for submission. They are original and fresh and flow smoothly. He is always willing to lend a hand to another writer or to help a reader find a book he knows they will love. If you haven’t met him you are missing out. Please take a minute and introduce yourself and make a wonderful new friend with an up and coming writer. Please welcome R.L. Chambers to Roadie Notes……..
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
The first story I wrote, I was little, if I remember rightly I was about 10, it was while I was in school, and was about a half human, half demon who went hunting the demons who had escaped from hell. I don’t think my teachers appreciated all the swearing, haha.
2. How many stories have you written?
There’s quite a few short stories waiting to find homes, or be rewritten into something of actual use. Hopefully some that you will be able to read this year.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
Graphic child abuse, it doesn’t need to be involved, implied is far enough for the story.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I’m 25, engaged, I have one child, a daughter. I’m currently a carer.
5. You have a short coming out soon, what can you tell us?
I have a short zombie story coming out in a charity anthology, that is being organised by the awesome guys at Good Morning Zompoc, it’s for Breast Cancer Care* and titled Treasured Chests – A Zombie Anthology. My short is called Wolfe In Dead Clothing, and had received great feedback from everyone who had read it. The book is going to be released around the end of September.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve always like to write, but what got me really interested was discovering the indie world, thanks to David Moody and Mark Tufo for that. Seeing that you didn’t have to go through publishers anymore and could do it yourself was the driving force behind deciding to try it.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
Other than writing, I listen to music, play video games, read, collect comics, and watch horror/serial killer shows.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a story?
Send it straight to my beta readers and bite my nails while I wait to hear back from them. I used to rip my hair out, but there’s not a lot left on the top to do that now, haha.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I write anywhere I can, that’s the beauty of modern technology, I write everything on my phone, and since it’s always with me I write whenever I can. I need background noise at the least when I’m writing, when I can tho, I’ll stick my headphones in, turn them up to eleven, and just write.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I’d say the speed at which I write, I’d love to be able to write as quick as I can read. I’m a beta reader for fora few authors, and the speed at which they can write astounds me.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I’d love to be a famous writer, haha, who wouldn’t? Seriously tho, I’d be happy if only a handful of people liked my writing, and I break even on any costs. Although when talking to a friend I did say I wanted to be the ‘British King of Short Horror.’
12. Where do you live?
About a 20 minute walk from the 9th circle of hell. I now live In Derbyshire, England.
None at the moment.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Just being able to write whatever fucked up idea comes to mind, no matter how dark, twisted, or sick, it’s great, one beta reader has already called me sick, and I love it.
15. What is coming next for you?
A lot more writing, hopefully a lot more stories making it into anthologies, and getting my Novella, Hide & Seek, out soon. Watch this space, this won’t be the last you hear from R.L. Chambers.
16. Any words of advice for others wanting to try their hand at writing?
Don’t give up, it’s taken me over two years to get my foot through the door, but the majority of the indie community is awesome, and they’re all really friendly and are willing to help. Always get honest opinions, and give honest opinions, no on wins with sugar-coated bullshit, everyone has ways they could improve, and if someone’s telling you something doesn’t work, listen to them.
*Breast Cancer Care is a registered charity in England and Wales 1017658
You can connect with R.L. Chambers here:
Author page: https://www.facebook.com/R.L.Chambers91/
Good Morning Zompoc: https://www.facebook.com/goodmorningzompoc/
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