In a new series of Mythrill Author Spotlight we want to introduce you to our very own Brian Miller Grey. He is the author of Hester’s Last Case; it is new on Mythrill app and has already gathered a loyal readership.
Tell us about your writing? What is your process?
I can only write when I've gotten everything else done for the day, or else my mind wanders off and I write much slower. I love to listen to music, especially when the music fits the theme of the story. My favorite's to listen to are Starset, Wardruna, and many different video game soundtracks. Generally, I will plan out what I am writing. I'll have a story idea in my head for weeks or months before I put anything down on paper, but eventually I'll scribble things down to bring some order to the chaos in my head. Once I feel like I have a story in my head I create a loose outline giving a few sentence summary for each chapter. Though I often will change the outline and structure of the story as I write it out to make it flow more naturally. I try to write at least a bit every single day to maintain or sharpen my writing skills.
Who would you say are your influences in writing?
There are many influences in my writing. Of course, #1 would have to be life experience. I will put parts of myself, people I know, and events that have happened into my life into the writing itself. Other works of fiction have influenced me greatly. My biggest influence is the greatest manga of all time 'Black Clover' by Yuki Tabata. Other works I consider major influences are: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Norse Mythology, and Dresden Files.
Did you have previous experience with Serialized Fiction before you partnered up with Mythrill or did you have to adapt to the format?
In 2021 I created my own website to post weekly chapters of my light novel called 'Nine Fates'. This was something I did to become a better writer by forcing myself into a deadline and following the weekly chapter releases. So I have some experience with the format.
What has been the experience like seeing your characters come alive in Lore Cards?
It's been pretty awesome to see my characters and world come alive in the Lore Cards. It is going to be very engaging for readers. The Lore Cards is what makes Mythrill stand above the rest when paired with all of the amazing writers partnered with the app.
You got 2 sentences to hook a reader into your story. Go!
As technology takes hold over the city, Randon Hester's final case as Paranormal Investigator seems small but leads to answers surrounding his biggest question of his career: "What happened to The God of Magic?"
Finally, tell us why you partnered up with Mythrill? What made you go for it?
I signed up for Mythrill because I thought it was a really cool concept with a lot of potential. It would be fun for me to be a part of and release a new type of story that I had never written before. It gives me a chance to get my name out there as a writer.
You can read Hester's Last Case exclusively on Mythrill by downloading the app.