Getting personal with Brandon Scott
Brandon Scott is an amazing man. He has a great sense of humor that I adore. He is smart and very passionate about his writing. He writes poetry and stories that will just blow your mind. Having read some of his work in progress I can tell you that he has immense talent and you definitely will want to read his writing. He is one of the most driven writers I have met in a long time with a fire that burns brightly. He is one to watch. He is definitely going places. So buckle up and enjoy the ride and make sure you read his stories you won’t be sorry.
Please welcome Brandon Scott to Roadie Notes…….
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I was 14 when I wrote my first story. It was a 35,000 word novella about a girl trapped in her dreams.
2. How many books have you written?
I’ve written 3 novels and nearly 24 short stories.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I try to keep religion to a minimum and politics…I hate any political rhetoric.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I’m 32, single, with no kids, and I am member of the Product Service Group for Lowe’s Hardware where I have worked for the last 15 years.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
A book that doesn’t exist anymore called ‘Serum’. It was gigantic with a large scope and 18 characters. I started it in 2008 and by 2016 the overall concept was cliché or so I was alerted to. So I split it down into short stories.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Let’s see growing up reading Koontz and Dan Simmons gave me a desire to do it when I was around 11 or 12. What put my into hyperdrive was reading a bad novel that I won’t name, but it made me believe I could do better.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I play guitar and work on them as well as work on cars …particularly my Wrangler. I love at the edge of the Linville Gorge so I hike quite a bit and up until this summer I coached middle school baseball.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I drink lots of vodka ….no… I finish the last page up at a place called Wiseman’s View overlooking the Gorge.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
I have a nook set up and sometimes I blare loud 90’s alternative rock and sometimes it’s dead silent with nothing but the sound of keys clicking.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
Learn proper comma use. I’m terrible with commas !
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
For writing to be my full-time job in a cabin by the lake. Full on hermit style of life.
12. Where do you live?
Nebo, a town in the upper foothill of North Carolina.
Two labs named Archer and Trajin
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Being hypnotized at the keyboard. I go somewhere else in my mind where the characters are real and I like to go there as often as possible.
15. What is coming next for you?
A redraft on a long novel called ‘The Storms of June’ a haunted house story masking a metaphor of being abandoned and neglected.
16. Where do you get your ideas?
They start with random one liners that turn into “what ifs” and I talk to myself a lot !
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