Posted on 05/04/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today we're interviewing Walter Marks, who writes crime and mystery fiction.
In addition to writing fiction, he has also written songs for Broadway shows, a hit song, plays, screenplays, and a TV series.
SADYE: Tell us something about your writing process that’s unusual or that you haven’t revealed before.
WALTER: I don't know if it's unusual, but I never plot my books beforehand. I just think up a compelling opening and then ask myself "so what would happen next?"
I keep this up to the end, making many adjustments to the past chapters, as I see where the story is going.
SADYE: Which of your characters would you most and least like to trade places with?
WALTER: Detective Jericho.
SADYE: What have been the most surprising, rewarding, and challenging parts of your writing career?
WALTER: I began writing fiction ten years ago, when I was in my seventies.
SADYE: What has been the most touching or memorable piece of reader feedback you’ve received?
WALTER: Someone called Detective Jericho "the East Coast Bosch."
SADYE: What advice, as relates to your writing career, would you give your younger self?
WALTER: See Miles Davis: "When you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that makes it good or bad."
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