Ron Koppelberger began writing when he was ten years old, his grandparents gave him his first typewriter. He has written 103 books of poetry and 18 novels. He has published 682 poems, 736 short stories and 143 pieces of art in over 256 periodicals, anthologies and books as well as in 11 radio broadcasts. He loves to write and nothing thrills him more than seeing his work in print. " The creative process is a thrill for me as is influencing the reader in a positive way, in a thought provoking way. One of my primary goals involves touching the reader and giving them a gift, the gift of a long forgotten memory or perhaps a special insight that may not have been apparent."
Ron stops by my blog today to discuss some aspects of his writing.
Welcome, Ron. We are acquainted through Static Movement. I believe you have appeared in every themed anthology I have edited for them, and almost all your submissions were poetry and flash fiction. Do you enjoy writing longer stories and novels? Which do you prefer and why?
What is your writing process? Are you a full-time writer? How often do you write?
I write at night, or in the morning. My day begins around 1 or 2 A.M. in the morning and continues on throughout the day, sometimes as late as 8 P.M. I enjoy the privacy of early morning hours and most of my really good writing takes place in the early hours of the morning. I am a full time writer and poet, I like to devote 6 to 8 hours a day writing and sending in submissions. As far as writing I try to devote some time every day to writing, I think that writers who say they don't have enough time are joking, you can accomplish a great deal with only two or three hours of writing a day.