Meet The Fifteen Year Old Author

I was mainly inspired to write ‘The Glass Forest’ when my fingers were playing around with my first ever book (something that extended beyond ten pages). It was nothing major, only a piece of creative writing that I had to complete for my English class, but as I sat down to write, my mind fell in love with the characters I had created and it felt unfair to just leave them to die on the page – that turned out being very, very long.

I couldn’t stop writing, and the more I wrote, the more Confidence grew and I finally finished my first – short – novel. It was only 40,000 words but then again, for me it was an achievement.

That is to say that my –short – novel, did not turn out to be that, short. Initially my goal was 45000 words, but that soon became a bit of a problem. After I had hovered over 40000 words, my ideas did not stop and I finally knew that 45000 words was a huge underestimation. The book, after some blood, sweat and lots of laughs finally became published, ending up at around 95000 words (2.1 times bigger).

I have to say that I was sad when I finished the book. Although it seems bizarre, it felt right to write in the world I created; but, my comfort – there are more worlds out there to explore.”

The Glass Forest is free on Amazon Kindle for the 12th and 13th of October (today and tomorrow), so grab your copy by going to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMHH8DI

or visit my website: http://www.justinmullerbook.com

Houston, We Have Liftoff!

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My website has just been launched!

It has been the culmination of months of design by my website genie, and he has finally rubbed the lamp to unleash it!

Visit  www.justinmullerbooks.com to see everything about me, my book and the latest news!

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Fifteen Year Old Author

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At fifteen, to write a book is a challenge, but an excitement all the same.

The book itself has given me many, many days of thought – and for that I can only be grateful. My creation has always stirred what was waiting for me to send  out. Now since it is nearly published, a brief word here is what I needed to quench.

In my home town there has been a general buzz as well. People now know me and I feel like a celebrity. After my first interview I could not believe what was happening, people always ask if I can move my publish date up so that they can read the entire book. Some have already asked to get my book directly from me!

I will be sharing the picture of my cover and the blurb of my book very shortly, but in the meantime I can only tell you that my book ‘The Glass Forest’ which I have written will very shortly be known.

 

 

 

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A writer’s Inspiration

A writer’s nightmare is distractions. Ask me, the writing of a sentence can become a half hour stare out the window – yet distractions can become inspiration.

Choosing when to stop looking out of the window can be a tricky business – as the cat that might pop out from behind a hedge could give you the idea that would dissolve the walls blocking your sight from the end of the plot. Sometimes your half hour is wasted.

The channels of thought shall be the biggest inspiration for me. If you close your eyes, there is enough information that your brain has soaked up through the years to give you a world of inspiration – you just have to explore it.

Think about a certain thing, and let your mind work on that. After a while, you might want to question the scene. What is in the background? What is that falling to the floor? Chances are that the mind will explore itself and all you have to do is observe.

Unfortunately, this relies on the fact that our brains have soaked up this information, and there is a whole ocean for your mind to soak into. Regular top ups of our world is required for an author but as a quill off the tongue writing moment , the humble brain is the most powerful resource that you have available – so use it!