3Q’s – Bo Chappell – a super nice guy, From Day One!


Way back when, when I began my writing journey, one of the earliest folks who supported me and encouraged me was today’s guest – the amazing, Bo Chappell. Bo has released some truly outstanding work, so I was so pleased when he agreed to hop on here!

Welcome, Bo!

Bo Chappell

Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try to write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?

Bo: I’ve certainly tried to utilize scheduled times and word count goals, but that always leads me to burnout. I find more broad goals like, “Write AT LEAST a chapter this week” gets better results because, if I don’t feel like writing, then the act of doing so (or trying to more often than not) in those moments has a negative impact on my relationship with writing. And that’s what it is. It’s a relationship. If I am forced to say, “I love you” to my other half with each sentence, then those words can lose meaning, even if I mean it. Being aware of that, the love shows when I feel it most. So yeah, I like to keep the structure in the story and off my calendar.

Steve: If you could write a story for another author’s fictional world/series, which would it be and why?

Bo: I cannot express how badly I want to write a Zorro book. I have a really fun story idea ready to go and I’d put everything aside to write it. Unfortunately, while Zorro is a public domain character, he has a messy trademark issue in the US with a very litigious “owner”. The moment that clears up, I’ll have a pen in hand marking Z’s.

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!

Bo: My last release was FROM DAY ONE which was the omnibus for all three of the YEAR 47 books plus a bunch of bonus content. I put that together to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the post-apocalyptical, survival horror novel that started everything. I never imagined my first novel would lead to where its travelled and allow me to meet so many wonderful people along the way. I think that’s a nice parallel to a story about isolated people expecting the worst and finding the best in others. To never give up.

And the best part was working with so many talented writers over the years who have contributed stories over the last five years. It’s so packed, I literally hit the page limit on the book when I submitted it. You ask, “How many more stories could you have had in there?” and the answer is “None.”

I also got a chance to interview someone I greatly admire for APHOTIC REALM MAGAZINE. Look for that interview when they come back later this year.

Steve: Bonus Question! Do you have a cherished book?

Bo: Honestly, it’s the one I’m (re)reading at the moment. I don’t read as often as I’d like, but when I find myself with a book, I’m gone.

Cheers for stopping by, Bo!

You can find more works from Bo at the links;

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bo-Chappell/e/B01N8Z39SO/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/infrafan

Website: https://bochappell.wordpress.com/

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