Posted on May 4, 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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Learn more about Walter Marks on his website, where his books can also be purchased, and like his page on Facebook

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