Author Interview with Jeremy Fabiano

Jeremy Fabiano is an emerging author of several exciting genres which include: LitRPG, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Medieval Post Apocalyptic and Non-Fiction. He read his first fantasy book at fourteen years old, an old ratty copy of The Hobbit. He recently released Legend of the Sword Bearer. You can find out more about him at his Amazon author page or keep reading below.

When did you first start writing fiction?

Officially, June 2018. If we want to get technical, October of 2008. A lot of life changing issues arose after and that project (27k of 132k words) never saw the light of day. Around Christmas (2018) my friend and I sat down to look at it. It’s now book #4 of a planned ten book Sci-fi series. The Bishop Archives is a spinoff series based on the original story.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Paper or eBook?

I prefer paper but do have a good amount of kindle titles. Honestly, I just love stories in whatever form they are conveyed.

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. Probably my second favorite series.

Of your books, which is your personal favorite? Why?

Legend of the Sword Bearer for sure. It was the first book I finished and it proved to me that yeah, I can do this.

You can make one LitRPG book (not your own) a movie. Which is it and why?

Edens Gate – Edward Brody. Because it’s awesome and one of my favorites.

Do you believe in writer’s block?

Unfortunately, yes. But I refuse to let it dictate the terms of our relationship. Best way to defeat it? Write a word. Then two. Form a sentence. Then another. Keep going until you have a paragraph. Eventually, the dam lets go and the words come out again.

Are you an outliner or pantser?

Both. I can’t outline very well but I can’t do a lot of writing sprints without an outline. So I’ve adopted a hybrid style.

What is your writing process like?

Write out the idea and start taking notes till you have a cohesive thought. Then start up music that goes with the emotion you’re writing about. Then…let the words pour out of you.

How many hours a day do you write?

As may as possible with a full time job and family responsibilities. It averages from ten min to 16 hours. Even if I get zero words down, I still try to work on something. Blurbs, brainstorming, networking, anything.

Who are some of your favorite authors of all time?

Jim Butcher, Shayne Silvers, Edward Brody, M.D. Massey. There’s a lot.

Where do you get your ideas?

From anywhere and everywhere. I’ve always had an overactive imagination. It doesn’t take much to trigger it. Music, video, pictures, even a sentence overheard in passing.

What are your thoughts on how VR will affect the future of humanity?

VR is amazing. But we are still in it’s infancy. A lot of the games I’ve played are beyond anything we used to think possible, but we’ve come a long way in a short time. One day it’ll go farther. Like that seen in the Matrix where the landing tower was in a construct.

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I don’t do a ton of research in the beginning. When I run across a topic I’m unsure of, then the research begins and ends when I can talk about the topic without too much thought.

First video game memory?

A pinky demon in Original Doom. I had it on the big screen with the surround system shaking the house at 3am. Scared the crap out of me.

What can fans expect from you next?

A TON of books. I’m enjoying sharing my stories. It’s an amazing feeling to see people get so wrapped up in the worlds I create.

Anything else you would like to add?

If you’re a starting author or want to be one… do it. Don’t sit around and worry. Start writing. Don’t  be afraid to reach for your dreams. Another note: don’t let negative people bring you down. Ever. Even family can wreck your self esteem. It doesn’t matter what creative art you choose, SOMEONE is going to say something you don’t like. And it’s going to hurt. A lot. To hell with them. You keep creating.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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