Bobby Nash is an award-winning author. He writes novels, comic books, short stories, screenplays, and more. Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. On occasion, he appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor and doodles every now and then, mostly on envelopes.
When did you know you wanted to be an author? Do you remember and can you share a specific time or story of when you knew?
I started writing when I realized that if I wanted to draw comics, there needed to be a story to draw. I did not know any writers so I taught myself how to tell stories. As I got older, the urge to write a novel was strong so I tried it and liked it. I’ve never looked back.
What do you love reading? What are some of your favorite books and authors? Why?
I like to read a variety of genres. I don’t read as much since I started writing full time, but some of my can’t miss authors are Michael Connelly, Alex Kava, Paul Bishop, Van Allen Plexico, and more. I also still enjoy reading comics.
Tell the readers about who has been influential in your writing career and why?
Influences come from everywhere. In terms of writing, I looked at the books of authors I liked to read. I was influenced in their style and voice. Harriette Austin was a great teacher and influenced me to continue ever onward. My parents influenced me with their work ethic. I’ve made great friendships with writers over the years. I am influenced by their output, their support, and their friendship. It is great to know that if I ask a question, they are there for me. I try to do that for others as well. On that same topic, I was influenced early on by writers who would not answer my questions. I never wanted to be that kind of writer. I watch guests at conventions. I learned a great deal about how to treat your fans from guys like George Perez, Jonathan Maberry, John Hartness, and Avery Brooks. I also learned what not to do by watching others. I take my influences wherever I can find them.
What are your favorite craft books? (For example, Stephen King’s On Writing). Why?
On Writing is a pretty good read. As a kid, I devoured How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way. Beyond that, I don’t really read a lot of craft books.
What goes through your mind as you are writing?
All the things I could be doing instead of writing. The distractions start the moment I sit down.
What do you wish you had known when you first started writing? Why?
I wish I had known better how the business worked. I also wish I had stayed focused. I allowed myself to be pulled off of the course I had set for myself. It was a fantastic diversion, but it pulled me off my planned course.
Do you have anything else you would like to share with the readers?
Thanks for checking out my work, dear readers. Know that it is appreciated.
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