Today I introduce JW Luff, a Science Fiction writer and author of the Virago 4 and The NOAH Equation series.
What is your current project?
My current WIP is the third and final instalment of The NOAH Equation series, The NOAH Warriors. It’s Science Fiction written from a Christian perspective.
What are the hardest and easiest aspects of writing for you?
Probably the hardest is staying focused and setting time aside to write. I have a weird schedule that is dependent on many factors, not the least of which is the weather. The easiest is coming up with ideas. I’ve been told I have a vivid imagination.
A writing routine or inspiration? What works best for you?
Like I said before finding time is a challenge, so any kind of set routine is out the window. My job is in aviation and is very dependent on many factors. Now that is offset by current technology. I can work just about anywhere. I’ve spent many hours editing a manuscript on my IPad while sitting in an airport lobby waiting for the weather to clear.
What’s your favourite imaginary world that’s not your own?
That would have to be in the future where faster than light travel is as common as air travel today. The idea of travelling to distant worlds, meeting alien life forms and learning about their societies is fascinating to me.
How much research do you do for your novels?
I like to do a lot of research. I feel I owe it to the reader. I want the technology to be believable even if it doesn’t currently exist in our world. The problem is sometimes the research becomes so interesting I can get caught up in it and put the project on the back burner.
Name another author that you would recommend reading.
Robert L. Beers. I consider him a mentor. (catch Robert’s work on Amazon click here)
If you travelled in time, when would be your choice? Would you prefer magical or technological means of travel?
I would love to visit the future. I would prefer technological, but as Arthur C. Clark said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
What do you like to read, and has this changed over time?
I’ve always been a Science Fiction fan, the more technological the better. I’m more likely to read Science Fiction written by a Christian author.
What is the next project?
After I finish The NOAH Warriors, I’m looking to get into short films. I’m getting better using Daz3d Over the last few years I’ve used it to create book trailers and I’ve received a lot of compliments. The software is a lot of fun and I’m able to create scenes right out of my books. I’m one of those people that can’t draw a straight line with a ruler. This software allows me a way of getting the image from my head to the computer screen.
People want to know more! Where can we buy the latest book and where are you on the internet?
For those that have not read Druid’s Portal yet, here is a link to the first chapter DruidsPortal