Thursday, 1 March 2012

Authors in the Limelight: Wayne Greenough

I want to thank and welcome author, Wayne Greenough for sharing his personal writing journey with us on my blog today. His book, Champion of Justice and Freedom, can be purchased from MusaPublishing, Amazon, and other on-line bookstores.
How long have you been writing, Wayne?

I've been writing off and on for over fifty years.
Where did you get your idea and inspiration to write Champion of Justice and Freedom?

My idea for Champion of Justice and Freedom came from the movie serials I have.
What sets Champion of Justice and Freedom apart from other books in the same genre?

What makes Champion of Justice and Freedom different is the way it is written.  Back in the 1930s to the 1950s movie companies would produce movie chapter serials. These were usually four hours long or longer and twelve to fifteen chapters in length.  The movie house would show them a chapter a week. At the end of each chapter the hero would always be shown about a second away from instant death, or some other form of cliffhanger danger.  Then the chapter would show you a coming next week film clip.  Champion of Justice and Freedom is written that way.  It is twelve chapters long.  With chapter headings like this: You won't want to miss the next chapter. Chapter Five, Frog of Doom, Or, Ribit, Ribit.  Out of all the juvenile books I've read I have never come across one that was written like Champion of Justice and Freedom.  That's why it's different.
As an author, Wayne, what is your writing process?

I just sit down and write. I don't seem to be able to do an outline, or even plan ahead.
Now that’s sage advice!

How long did it take for you to start and finish Champion of Justice and Freedom?
I can't remember how long it took to write Champion of Justice and Freedom.  My self editing, going over the story again and again does take a long time.

Do you have any advice for other writers, Wayne?
For young writers, if your ideas keep you awake at night, if you’re talking to friends and double thinking of the story, scratching away at your brain, then never, never, never, give up writing.  I'm eighty, a man with three hundred reject slips telling me I can't write.  As of this writing I have eleven contracts and more to come. Never give up. A reject slip is not an insult. It's a teaching. Write that story again and never give up.

 What’s next for Wayne Greenough the author?
What’s next for me? Well, I've been asked by my editor to write another Champion. I probably will.

Hope so! Your book sounds like a fun read!
Okay, here’s one for me, since I’m writing a time travel series – If you could time travel anywhere into Earth’s past, where would you go and why?

Time travel. I wrote one. My Angelina Mine is under contract but hasn't been released yet.  If I could hop into such a machine I would go back to the time of Christ. I've always been very curious to know what actually happened back then.
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  1. I agree, Wayne. It would be great to go back in time to find out about Christ. There are so many stories about him; it would be wonderful to find out what actually happened.
    Sharon, a wonderful interview as always.

  2. Wayne sounds like he knows what he talking about. Cool story.

    Wow, if these Word Verifications get any longer they'll be short stories.

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  3. I believe Wayne has given us a peek into his past! Thank you for allowing me to interview you, Wayne, and best of luck with your writing career!