CC: How did you decide to become an author? What formats have you worked on?
Jared: I’ve always told stories. Whether through play, drawing, talking, songwriting or structured writing of prose or scripts. It’s just part of me and was never a decision. I’ve been published as a writer of short stories, comics, and audio plays (this one is my third).
CC: How would you describe your style of writing?
Jared: A long gestation of ideas followed by frantic spastic structuring and then a relaxed polishing.
CC: Tell us a little bit about your process. When do you work? Do you keep a strict schedule?
Jared: No. I work loosely due to my busy work schedule. The hardest part is the earliest stages of getting the ideas to blossom. That’s done constantly as I do other things, the gears are turning for long periods.
CC: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Jared: The work of others. I often like to invert stories or imagine pre existing stories with changes in character actions or settings or subtext. I am often disappointed by overly structured work of Television and Film and try not to give people what they want in a vessel that feels too pandering.
CC: Can you dismiss from your mind whatever project you’re on when you’re away from your computer?
Jared: Never. It’s always on.