Interview with Author Paul A. Wunderlich By Aoife Marie Sheridan

Question: What have you published recently?

I have a Fantasy Series in Spanish. Eternal Redemption is the first book in English that I publish. To expand on this, I would say writing in two different languages is indeed a feat to overcome. Spanish is very prosy. Spanish delves into minutiae and it's very formal and rhythmic. This is great when it comes to descriptions, but at times it becomes cumbersome. English can also be prosy, but the difference is English is, for the most part, more efficient in transmitting an idea. What fascinates me about the English language is the versatility it gives you. You can create a word by using the "-", a whole new concept explored. Spanish is a bit more strict when it comes to bending the rules. I enjoy writing in both languages.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I was a very timid boy. Young and scared, I had two passions: science, which helped me explain the world through a "safe" scope, and writing my emotions and perceptions. Writing was the portal between me and me. It may sound strange, but without the capacity to communicate efficiently with my peers, writing became the tool to express myself. At thirteen I consolidated my first micro-poem in Spanish. At sixteen I started writing "El Lóbrego Pastor", my first book and the first book of the series I keep in Spanish. I began writing in English about five years ago. It took me a long, long time to finally hone in to my own style in this language. Since it is so different than Spanish, I had to basically learn a whole new way to write the same ideas in a whole new way.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

You can find all my writing in Amazon and Goodreads

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

It starts out at 6:00 AM. Writing is a very jealous muscle that has to be fine tuned on a daily basis. Form 6:00-6:15 am I drink coffee in solitude. Thereafter I plunge into the pool of words, writing for at least 2 hours. This includes brainstorming and listening to great music. Mostly trance. At 10 am I give myself a break. I return to write at around 3:00 PM for another 2 hours, or until I feel I have purged all the ideas matured in the furnace of my mind for a specific day. Each day brings new ideas that have to be explored.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them

Let's talk about the main character of my first publication in English. He is an immortal Necromancer King who sold his wife's body and soul to the Devil in exchange for ultimate-power. Before becoming King Deathenor he was a prolific student of necromancy. His former master bestowed him with a tattoo able to enhance his magic-casting powers. Besieged by an army, he lusted for ultimate-power to free his land from peril, wishing to become the most powerful wielder of spells in the world. This young man was once called Lessemnos. He later on became Deathenor, a name given to him by his enemies, since he became the bringer of death. He used the enemies fallen to create an army of dead-walkers to defeat them. As a strategist he was always the best. Yet, this character never stopped loving his wife, even after eons of wielding ultimate-power. I appreciate his tenacity. 

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

I love reading other authors' work. I edit, comment, and acquire from what I read. I believe a writer never ceases to grow. You can always learn new words, create better figures of speech, etc. As an artist, an author must always seek the boundless expansion of an efficient, aesthetic mode to express his visions of the world.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

Trance. Trance. Trance. Tra-Tra-Trance.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Apples. Combined with coffee it packs a punch!

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 

Coffee! Yum yum yum!

What is your favourite cartoon character? 

Wreck-it Ralph.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Howl's Moving Castle.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax? 

Hang out with my wife. She's such a great editor, she allows the expansion of idas/notions/dreams. I also like to play Halo 4. 


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