Sean Armstrong is the author of the The Green Girl and The Serum. I met him on Twitter, and he agreed for this small conversation. Without further waiting, let’s begin the interview!
Me: First, I would like to welcome you to Muse of Eagle. I like to start with a simple question, so tell us a little about your self?
Sean: To start off the interview here is a little about myself. My name is Sean Armstrong. I am 36 years of age and from Stoke on Trent Staffordshire England I have worked mainly in Admin/Customer Services and sales. I am also a disabled author.
Me: What is your disability?
Sean: I have mild cerebral palsy as well as mild learning difficulties.
Me: When did you begin writing, and why?
Sean: I first started writing fan fiction in 2016 but quickly grew bored of this as I didn’t really find it creative this all changed when I decided to write my own fiction after a relationship break down. I wanted to challenge myself as well as write to distract myself.
Me: Are you a full-time writer? Or do you do something else besides writing?
Sean: This year I completed writing two manuscripts. Currently I am a full time writer and I want to keep it like this.
Me: How did you get inspiration for The Green Girl and The Serum, or just inspiration in general?
Sean: What inspired me to write this series was the fact that I wanted to create a super heroine from the UK as my country lacks any super heroes, The main challenge which I faced when publishing this piece was just money being as I am unemployed funding was an issue however, I did manage to publish it in the end and I am hoping to do the same with my other manuscripts.
Me: What were the challenges you faced while trying to publish your debut novel? How has been your experience in promoting your book so far? I’ve seen many writers struggle with that.
Sean: Marketing has been slow due to the fact that I do not know much about the process. This is one of the main challenges that I have found difficult.
Me: When you revealed to your family and friends about your writing ambitions, how did they react? Did they discourage you or encourage you?
Sean: So far my friends and family have been really encouraging of my work.
Me: What is your writing routine?
Sean: My writing routine works like this. The first thing that I do in the morning is make myself a drink, have a shower and then switch on my laptop computer to check emails, twitter etc then I start to make notes and then write as much as I can. Sometimes I like both listening to music whilst I write or just listening to bird song in the morning. My writing routine works like this. The first thing that I do in the morning is make myself a drink, have a shower and then switch on my laptop computer to check emails, twitter etc then I start to make notes and then write as much as I can. Sometimes I like both listening to music whilst I write or just listening to bird song in the morning.
Me: What do you do for relaxation?
Sean: I relax by listening to music, watching a film/documentary or by just having a show or a walk.
Me: Do you have any words for the unpublished authors?
Sean: My advice to any would-be author would be to push themselves as everyone has got a story to tell and that anyone can write one.