Interview with A. Nation

Author of Writing Tips and Tools

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 24 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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How would you describe <Writing Tips and Tools> to a new reader?
  • An educational handbook to help with grammar when writing your book
What was the inspiration behind <Writing Tips and Tools> ?
  • I saw so many questions and rules about grammar
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Diane Mott Davidson, Georgette Heyer, Isaac Asimov
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • You can apply these tips and tools on your manuscript
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read as much as you can
What's your writing process?
  • I think about the next scene a few days before I write it down. Sometimes a word comes to me from a TV show.
Which character in <Writing Tips and Tools> has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • There are no characters
If <Writing Tips and Tools> were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye when you wrote him/her?
  • This book wouldn't work for that platform
How have readers responded to <iWriting Tips and Tools>?
  • This is a new book and I haven't heard yet
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • I just finished a cozy mystery in my Travel series. Right now I'm gathering research to write about my grandmother
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A handbook containing ten years of tips and tools used in writing my books
From everyday grammar to homophones, tools you can use, and how to design your cover.