Alan D. Wills is a filmmaker and author, who loves horror and fantasy. He is an avid movie watcher and reader of graphic novels and comic books. He encourages readers to visit steeledgefilms.wordpress.com to learn more about his films and other works.
What are some of your pet peeves?
I don’t care for people who disrespect other’s values, beliefs and dreams.
I also don’t like people who want you to support them but won’t do the same for you.
Where were you born/grew up at?
Who is your hero and why?
My hero was my mother. All the sacrifices and time she put into raising four children.
What are you passionate about these days?
I am passionate about education, equal rights and people in the filming and publishing industry supporting one another. I am also passionate about giving people jobs or mentoring them to pursue their dreams. I also finding ways to help the homeless.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I play video games and watch horror films.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Social, Humble, Creative, Supportive
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I decided I was a writer when I wrote my first screenplay.
Do you have a favorite movie?
My favorite movie would be the Friday the 13th franchise except part five.
What inspired you to write this book?
It was originally a screenplay that I had to cancel it due to unfortunate circumstances. My wife encouraged me to make it a book.
What can we expect from you in the future?
More books in the horror and thriller genre and horror films. I also have a horror podcast in the works with my wife.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Being creative and being able to use my imagination to create a creepy story.
Who designed your book covers?
Olivia Pro Designs on Fiverr.com
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned that writing a book is hard but fun and enjoyable. I learned that there is a lot that goes into producing a book.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes, I have a thriller series and also a stand alone thriller that is planned to release in 2021.
Is there an writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Jeffery Deaver because he writes compelling yet powerful characters. He puts a lot into his characters development and I would love to learn to pick his brain about how he does it.
What book do you think everyone should read?
Breaking Generational Curse and Pulling Down Strongholds by Vito Rallo
The Bone Collector and The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for about nine years if your counting my first screenplay.
Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, because I write my own screenplays and books.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
Thrillers, mysteries, superhero graphic novels and comic books.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I prefer to have noise. It is not a distraction but is very soothing.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I normally work on a screenplay and book at the same time.
Pen or type writer or computer?
I normally write on my laptop but have my notes in a notebook written in pen.
Advice they would give new authors?
I hate to be cliché but just write.
What are they currently reading?
Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Che Guevara
What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
When it comes to my screenplays I start with a scene than I go from there. When it comes to my books I normally have the ending first and then I reverse engineer it.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Eliminate distractions and get started because you would have already been in the career you dreamed of had you not been distracted. Don’t let someone else tell you what your dream is. Be honest with yourself and pursue it no matter what even if it means eliminating people out of your life.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
It takes about two to three months for me to write a script or book.
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