New Third Person Press contributor Steven Fraser MacLean stops by the blog to day to answer our questions. Steven's story in Flashpoint is "Burning Fear", and is his first published story.
Third Person Press: Where did you grow up? Do you think your childhood influenced you to be a writer?
Steven Fraser MacLean: I grew up in Bras d'Or and Frenchvale, Cape Breton. My High School English teacher Mr. Andrea was a positive influence - he gave my class a 15 minute writing challenge; "they call me Pops" was the title we were to wrap our vocabulary lesson into. He read just one to the class and said it was very creative. This recognition stuck with me.
TPP: Who were your three favorite writers when you were young? Who are three favorites now?
SFM: I appreciate many writers; I would only cite one as gripping and leaving an impression on me, and that one is Stephen King. .
TPP: What are you most likely to be doing when you're not writing?
SFM: When I am not writing, I enjoy TV or entertaining people at my cottage.
TPP: Do you have any writing habits or rituals?
SFM: I tend to scribble some thoughts on a scrap of paper and later collect the scraps to write a story. I always hand write and then type my stories.
TPP: What's your favorite beverage while writing?
SFM: I like coffee or a glass of red wine while I write.
TPP: If you were a superhero, what would your name and power/ability be? Or would you be a supervillain instead?
SFM: I think I would want multiple powers if I was a super hero, like Superman. If I only had one power it would be the ability to stop time, and move through time past or future.
TPP: What are you working on now? What's your next writing project?
SFM: I am working on two Sci-Fi stories currently. One is called "the Lucky Ones"
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