Tim Hammill on Writing Tails From The Park
Author +Tim Hammill talks about writing the voice of Max, the cat with Maxitude.
Writing in the voice of Max, Tim wrote a series of short, entertaining, adventure stories.
0:42 Tim Hammill introduction
1:35 How Max came to Tim to tell his stories.
8:27 How Tim and Zara met over a dark screenplay.
9:12 Smokey, the model for Max, makes a cameo appearance.
10:46 The cultural emotional tie to the music references in the story titles.
12:50 How Tim created adventure stories with a cat.
15:01 Concept behind the short length of the stories: read on lunch break, commuting, etc.
17:12 Mixing real life experience with fictional characters.
18:54 How Tim arrives at the end of each story.
21:05 Mixing real life and other sources to create a story.
22:37 A look at Max's voice and how he tells the story. Every trailer in the park has its own story.
24:39 How Tim created Max's personality.
28:19 Communicating with cats.
29:29 Tim reads a tender excerpt from the chapter Baby.
33:20 Link to download Tails From The Park
34:07 How Tim develops conflict for Max.
36:47 Tim reads a danger excerpt from the chapter Black Dog.
39:52 Why Black Dog is one of Tim's favorites.
42:54 Max's angels.
48:57 Feelings about publishing the first book.
51:57 Challenges of creating and publishing a book and the fun of promoting.
54:00 Join the Max Gang to get publishing news from Max.
54:52 How Tim knew he was ready to publish.
Meet Max http://goo.gl/AW6jK9
_Tails From The Park_ http://goo.gl/wjzowz
Tim Hammill http://goo.gl/n8DyLq