Your Truly: How long do you spend writing every day?
Ian Scofield: It varies, I have spent the whole day writing and some days I can’t manage to do any writing because I get distracted easily.
YT: What resources for writers do you use, and recommend?
IS: Well I have been using Scribophile (http://www.scribophile.com), it is a website where authors can go to post their work and get it critiqued in exchange for critiquing others work. The community there is great and I enjoy reading other’s work.
YT. Do you have a regular job? If so, what do you do? Do you plan to leave it to be a writer once your project takes off?
IS: Yes I do have a regular job. I am a fulltime student but I am also a part time Public Safety officer. I plan to continue through school as a criminal justice major then get a master’s degree in creative writing. After that I want to do law enforcement for at least a little while before I become a fulltime writer if I can become a fulltime writer.
YT. What brilliant question haven’t I asked? And how would you answer it?
IS: Well a question that I get most often other than the ones you have already asked is: what am I working on currently? I am working on a post a post-apocalyptic novel about a virus that has targeted random people then targets almost all of the ruling class people around the world along with armies and other government workers. A former Agency man, Cailin Remijan, is on a flight when the virus takes its final victims and when him and the passengers land they find a chaotic new world awaiting them in Boise, Idaho.
Thank you Ian for taking time out to educate and entertain. To readers and fans, what habit or idea of Ian’s do you plan to implement in your own writing?