What readers are saying about this book
Hollywood! Now we're at book 3, and the writing is getting better. Because of the contacts he made with John Wayne, Rick is off to Hollywood which takes us away from Ohio (for the most part). He starts getting parts in movies, and learns how the movie business works. His inventions are growing and making money now, which gives him the freedom to do things other wouldn't be able to...
Very Good Nostalgia, I was a teenager in the time the story portrays. Enjoyed very much.
Henry A. Workman III
Impatiently waiting Written in the first person. This tongue in cheek series is fun. Waiting impatiently😀 for the next set of three books in the series.
Watch out world Richard is stepping out More fun adventures with Richard. Lots of great books mentioned. You should read all of them. After this series of course. Richard poking fun at characters in book that do too much is a nice touch. This time he only saves the tech industry and helps a fascinating young actor
Improbably Probable Teenager This is a great series. As the main teen age character comments individually all the adventures are probable but all together they are improbable. You keep reading to see what trouble/heroic adventure Rick (main character) will get into. I cannot wait to read further.
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Other Books by Ed Nelson
- Richard Jackson Saga
- Cast in Time
Frequently Asked Questions for Ed Nelson
What inspired you to become a writer, and what drives you to continue writing today?
I had a contracted project finished and had time before the next one started. I had been thinking about a story for several years so decided to give it a try. It worked. I'm retired now so it is a nice hobby and the extra income is nice.
Can you tell us about your writing process? Do you have any specific rituals or habits that help you get into the writing zone?
I started out as a pantser, writing by the seat of my pants, no plot, no ending just writing. That works on a single novel but not a series. So now I try to plot, only gross outlines. When I get hung up on where to go next the pantser takes over.
Your latest book, Cast in Time, has been receiving excellent reviews. What was the most challenging part of writing it, and what do you hope readers will take away from it?
Plotting! Don't have telephones before you have electricity under control. Well maybe two tin cans and a string.
How do you approach character development? Are your characters based on real people, fictional archetypes, or entirely original creations?
I'm the hero of course. Eveyone else is an archetype. As a hero I'm also a archetype. That makes me a pretty shallow person! Maybe I'm not a hero after all.
What do you believe is the most critical element of a compelling story, and how do you ensure you deliver it in your writing?
Involving the reader deeper and deeper into the story until the most outrageous acts are believable.
Writing can be a solitary endeavor. How do you handle writer's block or self-doubt, and what advice would you give to aspiring writers facing similar challenges?
Walk away until the guilt piles up and start writing again.
Many of your readers admire your distinct writing style. How did you develop your voice, and how important do you think it is for writers to find their unique voice?
My voice is exactly that. When I type out the words I'm speaking them in my head as though I was telling the story our loud around a campfire. It is how I speak.
Beyond the pages of your books, what other forms of storytelling inspire you? Are there any particular authors, films, or artistic mediums that have influenced your writing?
I'm a voracious reader so many books have influenced me. I can't point to any specific one, but I know that I have picked up elements of storytelling.