Welcome Marcus Monroe back to WickedCoolFlight!!
T: Good Evening Marcus thanks for joining me this evening. I hope the Bourbon and water is strong enough?
T: I promise for this set of questions I’m going to keep things fun and light (well light for me) so let’s get started.
Sounds good to me.
T: Have you always wanted to write?
Not really. That was never my intention. I found out in my late teens after my first heartbreak that writing about it helped me get past the hurt and to move on. To this day I have only written anything when I have had something bad happen in my life. I have gone long periods of time in my life not writing at all. But for whatever reason, the past two years or so I have had an enormous amount of words come from inside of me.
T: How much of your writing comes from life events?
All of my writing comes either from my life experiences or from the dreams I try to hold on to. I don’t come up with content just for the sake of doing it. My words are me, and they come from inside.
T: Where do you write?
Everywhere. I try to always keep paper and pen with me at all times because I never know when things will come to me. I have pieces of paper collected everywhere. I try to arrange it in order at some point and compose things on my pc when I have time.
T: When do the words usually flow for you?
The most words come to me in the early morning hours when I have had trouble sleeping. I wake up and grab the paper and pen off my night stand next to my bed and let the words flow.
T: Who influences your writing?
That’s a difficult question to answer. There are many that do, from both good and bad experiences in my life. And then there is that one that I keep in my dreams that has yet to exist.
T: Do you create any stories from day job?
Not that many. A few have come like the ones in a storage closet or a meeting room. But normally when I am at work I am there to work. Words often come, and I take a few moments to write them down, but they are not usually about work.
T: Have you ever considered publishing your work?
Yes I have because of all the requests from others. I am still hesitant only because everything is so personal to me. But I know one day I will. Not for me, but for my readers.
T: As we know you are a private person, yet you share your words on Facebook. Why?
I share only certain things, and never anything specific to any one person by name. I would never do that. But sharing my feelings both good and bad is very healing for me. I have also found my words can help others in some way. When that happens I feel blessed. My writing is all about the journey, and trying to keep the dream of happiness alive in all of us. It’s also how I see love could be between a man and a woman, even though I have been told in the past I am a fool to believe it exists the way I see it. That’s another reason I share what I do, so that it can live and breathe, no matter what others might think. That is a very personal thing to me, and a big reason I write. To keep that dream alive.
T: What do you do for fun?
I live a pretty quiet life here. I like to work in my yard and watch sports and movies on tv. I would go out more, but being alone and not feeling much like visiting the bar scene anymore, I find being at home gives me a much more content feeling.
T: If you could meet anyone throughout history who would you meet?
If I could meet anyone it would be Thomas Jefferson. I respect all he did, and I would love to know what he would think about what our country has become.
T: Is there an author that you always have to read?
I have to read anything Stephen King/Richard Bachman writes.
T: What inspires you? What gives you inspiration?
The dream of the kind of love that can be experienced between a man and a woman is all I need.
T: What do you do for relaxation?
Same answer as above, other than adding reading to it, and writing of course, My therapy.
T: Do you listen to music when you write?
No I do not most of the time. I keep the television on for noise.
T: What comes next?
I have no clue. I live my life one day at a time these days, and try my best to not hurt myself.
T: Well Marcus that’s all I have for you today? Until next time thanks again for joining me, now get back to work and write your next book.
Yes ma’am! Thank you very much for having me here. It was an honor.