I’m Julian Ruck (author and columnist). I have done many interviews in TV and radio, not to mention all the columns I have written for the national and regional press – and websites. Politics and so on. Now my books are not about politics (well, that’s being a little restrained I think!). They’re fiction and that that’s. All sorts really, thriller, mystery and love – you have to have a bit of this last one in, to keep all the women and men on board (I’m all for equality between the sexes)!
What do I write about? Anything that comes to mind really, an oil rig disaster, a Silver Songster (it’s a novel not a documentary!), a Judge who has nowhere to go, and the SAS. I have written seven novels and just completed one, so that’s eight in all. I don’t know anything about writers block, I think its just about the author running out of ideas. That’s my opinion anyway and I don’t run off to any writers courses either. You either can or you can’t and that’s it.
As to creativity, I don’t do much of this. I just sit at my desk and scribble the stuff out. I’ve had a lets just say, a colorful life. I write from personal experience, the law and what have you. Plenty of juicy bits in here I can tell you! As for mistakes, don’t go on and on about something and don’t blind the reader with descriptive shenanigans – we’re not in Dickens territory now, he’s dead now and long gone. More is the pity one might say.
Mistakes? I‘ve made a few but who cares? I’m human and that’s all there is to it. I’ve had numerous negative reviews but it must be said it all comes from the Welsh nationalists. A pity, they’re a sad lot. Nationalism, so what can one say? Well, the drink and women seems to have escaped them, I can’t understand why?! On the surprising side, I haven’t had that much, apart from getting an agent and publisher, I cant say I’ve dribbled with good fortune at seeing my books standing upright on a book shop shelf. I certainly haven’t become obsessive about it all, its just been a natural progression. From the law to writing. There’s nothing clever about it.
I write for the reader, not myself. I find writing about myself an exercise in delusion. I don’t want to know about ‘me’ and I’m extremely sure that no one else does either! The most important thing in all this, is to tell a story. It doesn’t matter what its about but it does have to have, wait for it, ‘a beginning, a middle and end.’ And come to think of it get a bit of emotion into the novel, it works wonders.
So carry on with the good work and good luck to you!
You can find my books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The media etc can be found at julianruck.co.uk.