Interview with Taylor Morgan, the Writer!

I know some people might think interviewing yourself a bit self-indulgent, but I feel it’s a great way for audiences to get to know you, what you’re all about, and why you write the genre that you do.

So here’s ten questions that I have put to me, Taylor Morgan, the Writer:

  1. When did you obsession with detectives and crime-fighting begin?  I can honestly say it was through TV and not books, and the 70s show Starsky & Hutch.  It had the right blend of ingredients that I have found draws me to a certain show, or a particular book; chalk and cheese partners, an informant or two, a no-nonsense captain, a murder.
  2. How many crime related shows do you watch a week?  That does depend on whether or not it’s a new show with only 6 episodes, or a new show to me with 5 seasons.  I would say on average I can watch anything between 3 & 6 crime related shows a week. that also include police or court dramas.
  3. How long have you been writing crime thrillers?  I have been writing seriously for the past ten years, but it has only been the last three years that I have ventured into the crime genre.
  4. Do you have a favourite crime writer?  If you look at my bookshelf you will see a number of books by Harlan Coben and this year I intend to read the ones that I have not yet got round to.  I think that’s about 25 books.
  5. When you watch a show, or read a book, how long does it take you to figure out the perpetrator or plot?  It’s only on a rare occasion that I have no idea as to who or why, but I do tend to have a good gut feeling for red herrings.
  6. Where do you get your ideas from?  My ideas start most of the time with a character, then I go from there; news articles, books, TV shows, and real people and situations tend to be useful when I start thinking about plots.
  7. What is your writing Kryptonite?  This is going to sound harsh but it’s people.  When I’m writing I do like to be alone and as unavailable as possible, but that can be hard to understand for some people.
  8. What are the most common things people say to you, when you tell them you are a writer?  It has to be ‘are you going to put me in your book’ which makes me laugh, but no I don’t tend to write about one particular person.
  9. Does writing energise or exhaust you?  Writing definitely energises me; the only time it has exhausted me is when I completed NaNoWriMo for the first time.
  10. How many hours a day do you write?  During the week I tend to write for 1-2 hours a day, at the weekend it can be anything from 2-8 hours.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed my answers.