I build books. I know, it’s a metaphor, but that’s how I view my writing. The tools and materials I use are my imagination, legal pad, pen, computer, and two index fingers for typing. I start with a strong foundation of ideas and characters and begin the building process. Words become sentences, which become paragraphs, which become chapters. The process is laborious but gratifying and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet because I still have things to say and stories to write. Time for me to go to work.