Today we are talking with the author of “Wonderland”, Steve Carr.
What was your inspiration for this story?
I was looking out my back window during some very blustery weather and the idea popped into my head.
Do you have a favorite character in your story?
Mrs. Turbell, the woman who owns the boarding house, is my favorite character. She’s both horrible and to be pitied. She alone among them can’t reach wonderland.
What is your writing process like?
I write when I feel like it. I don’t have a set schedule. When I write I enter a “zone” and stay there until I’m satisfied with what I’ve written.
Is fantasy the genre you usually write in?
I write in most genres. Fantasy is one of my favorites.
How long on average does it take you to write a story?
That depends on the word count. I finish most stories in 3-4 days if word count is 3000 – 5000 words. Naturally, fewer words require less time, and more words require more time.
How important was research to you when writing this story?
Not at all important. I did no research.
Are there any books that you are currently reading and why?
I’m reading Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective. Looking at books on art spurs on my imagination and I’m somewhat of an art geek.
What are you writing now or what are you planning on writing next?
I’m writing short stories and plan to continue to write them. I hope to reach having 300 stories published since I began writing them in June, 2016, by June of this year. I just surpassed 270 published.
Do you have any upcoming releases?
I’m awaiting the contract, but I believe another collection of my short stories will be published and released in March.
Where can we find you?