New Client Alert – Greg Koteles
- By: Ramona Pina | Date: Apr 25 2022
Name: Greg Koteles
What you Write: Middle Grade Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Agent: Ramona Pina
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What genres do you write? Read?
I write Sci-fi and Fantasy, specifically for middle graders and young adults. While those genres are probably my first love, I also enjoy reading mysteries, horror, history, and the occasional biography.
Plotter or pantster?
A bit of both. I usually work out the basics of the overall plot in advance, but I jump into the actual writing before the details are finalized. Sometimes the plot reveals itself or changes during the course of the writing—a new idea might strike or an interesting minor character may take on a life that pulls the plot in their direction. I often find myself writing the big climactic scene where the hero or heroes and the antagonist finally face off long before everything that comes before it.
Synopses, love them or hate ‘em?
Hate them, but need them. At some point, usually in the middle, I begin writing a separate synopsis summing up the details. It helps me solidify how the plot gets to where it’s going since I usually eschew writing out plot outlines.
Do you have a writing playlist or a vision board? If so, what’s on them?
Books, stories, articles, movies, and music can all spring an idea to life in my imagination or get me pumped to start writing, but I tend to find them a bit distracting while actually writing.
Drink of choice when writing? When not writing?
Coffee while writing, and coffee while not writing. Pretty much coffee whenever.
Day or Night writer?
Generally, night. It’s quieter and there are fewer distractions (plus all the coffee keeps me up anyway).
Twitter or Instagram? Or Facebook? Where can we find you?
These days you’re most likely to find me on Twitter.
If you could meet any author, living or dead, who would you want to meet and why?
It’s tough to limit it to just one. If I had a time machine or could bring back the dead, I’d jump at the chance to meet John Steinbeck, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, George B. Shaw, or Mary Shelley—Dorothy Parker, Terry Pratchett, and Oscar Wilde all seem like fantastic conversationalists. Among the living I’d love to meet one day, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King probably top my list, but I can think of dozens of others I’d fanboy over.
Where can readers find you on the web and social media?