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If you had to describe your book Twitter style (140 characters or less), what would you say?
OMG My buk is best evAR IMHO!!!1! Actually, I wrote hardy scifi with a strong female lead. This is the time travel novel I always wanted.

What books have influenced your writing?
HUGE question, and a comprehensive answer may contain terrible books as well as good ones.

Sometimes reading a God-awful novel is just what my ego needs! But here are the big influences in short order:
1. I, Robot
2. Moby Dick
3. Lord Jim
4. Pillars of the Earth
5. The Ugly American
6. World Without Us

What’s your favourite part of writing a book?
The exact moment when I lean back in my chair and finally exhale after holding it in for months. I always have either my wife or son take a photograph of me then and there. I want to see that look on my face. It’s the most accomplished I feel in my life; I just completed something I adore and I haven’t started the nerve-grinding phase of getting other people to adore it. It’s like the magic hour between day and night, a pleasantly sublime dusk.

Do you have a writing routine?
One word at a time. I’ve yet to figure myself out. There’s no ritual or consistency, but I will say most of my writing is done in daydreams or in the shower, staring at the tile. When it comes time to transcribe it, I’m just taking dictation from my previous thoughts and character choices.

Is there any specific message you hope readers take away from your story?
That as wretched and horrible as the world can be, good wins. It wins because evil devours itself whereas good comes in every single form imaginable. A hurricane of evil will often exhaust itself before overturning a dingy of good.

About William L.J. Galaini

William LJ Galaini is an English Teacher in Northern Virginia. He is a military veteran and an avid reader. He lives with his brilliant wife, his mischievous son, and his three needy cats.

Interview with William L.J. GalainiThe Line by William L.J. Galaini
Published by Self published on Mar 1, 2013
Genres: Adult, Time Travel
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads

Suspended in the nothing between timelines, the station Janus is an unseen marvel; the greatest technological achievement in human innovation. From Janus, Gustavo and his hand-selected team of historians and engineers incur into the past and observe history unseen and unnoticed.

But they are not alone. Another traveler is shattering history, unhindered by desires to remain scientific and uninvolved. The intruder's technology is greater, its methods more brutal, and its physique more terrifying than anything Gustavo and his team were prepared for. As they apply their intellects and skills toward solving the mystery of the ferocious interloper, they quickly realize that they have grabbed its attention...

  One Response to “Interview with William L.J. Galaini”

  1. I experience a mini sense of accomplishment every time I finish writing a review, or blog post, so I can only imagine what a high it must been for an author whenever they complete a book. I thought Galaini’s answer to his writing routine was perfect! You can’t force creativity, your muse has a way of making up its own mind. Thanks for the enlightening interview!

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