Video Pitch for Zero Point, by Tim Fairchild

Watch the Video Pitch Reading of the NOVEL: ZERO POINT:

Get to know writer Tim Fairchild:

1. What is the theme of your novel?

What if Nature could be used as a weapon of mass destruction?

2. Why do people need to know about your story?

In Zero Point, I wanted to apply an adventurous tie with my characters between history, nature, and our quest for new energy. It was a good medium to express my awe of nature’s sometimes harsh fury and that we as humans have this false sense of security that our planet, with its ever changing ecological and geological attributes, can never be altered, or in the case of my story, Zero Point, used as a weapon to harm us. Our planet Earth is an amazing, living, breathing thing; constantly changing and sometimes it can be a bumpy ride. It is human arrogance to believe that our world never changes, or if it is, that we alone are the cause. With that being said, we can surely expedite it with our greed, waste, and short-sighted thinking. We have a choice to be good stewards of our home, or not. If we choose the latter, our host, the planet Earth, will surely remove us as easily as a dog ridding itself of a flea.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Writing an action adventure story is something I’ve always longed to do. Unfortunately, having a career and raising a family, curtailed that aspiration until the time my retirement. I finally began my first offering, Zero Point in 2008 and currently have a sequel, Blood Rain, in the works.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I would have to say The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

As a guitarist and singer, my dream would be to do a tune with James Taylor.

6. How many stories have you written?

One complete and working on the second.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Seeing my novel, Zero Point made into an adventure movie.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

With my love of adventure, history and science I first try to formulate a story based on “what if.” Then I set out to outline a rough plot-line followed by creating character bios using people I know or have known in the past. After the first rough draft, I have beta readers read it looking for plot inconsistencies and believability. When complete… EDIT…EDIT…EDIT. I can’t stress that enough.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’ve always held a passion for music. As an accomplished guitar player and vocalist, I’ve enjoyed many years of performing.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

The concept of the Wildsound Festival to me is a unique concept where artists can be noticed. After looking through the information, I had to jump in!

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

It may be cliché, but DON”T GIVE UP on your dream. The fact my story was honored as a finalist in the Clive Cussler Collector Society’s 2012 Adventure Writers Competition was worth al the royalties put together. Live your dream…

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