About Greg Krojac
Previously an IT professional and now a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher in Brazil, I published my first book in 2016, and now have a total of eight novels, seven novellas, and eight short stories under my belt. At present I'm writing a novella, 'Purge', the second in a series of novellas ('The Eclipse Collection'). The first, 'Origins', is already available.
Having had a love for science fiction since the early days of hiding behind the couch and watching Doctor Who (along with thousands of other British kids in thousands of other British homes) it was only natural that I should adopt Science Fiction as my genre - although I do occasionally veer off and write something more akin to Horror. Some writers stick to one sub-genre of sci-fi but I prefer to wander around the sub-genres plucking inspiration from various sources and producing stories that are - well - different.
Born and raised in south-east England, I moved to Brazil in 2007, where I live with my wife, Eliene, our dogs and a cat. When I'm not writing (or doing something book-related) or teaching, I support Eliene in her running career (she's a successful amateur athlete with well over forty race wins to her credit) and watch my Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur, on TV.
I'm inspired by a variety of things - a phrase, an image, a concept as yet undeveloped, a video. The list goes on. For example, 'The Girl With Acrylic Eyes' was inspired by both the ballet 'Coppélia' and a video by the acclaimed astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
What am I about?
I'm a pantser. That means that I create as I write. I don't plan the story beforehand like plotters do, preferring a more organic approach. In this way, I find that my creative juices flow unhindered by formula. And I'm in good company - Horror-thriller writer Steven King is a pantser!
To write fiction you need a vivid imagination. After all, you are the ultimate Creator - a god to your characters, if you will. You mold them into who they are and decide what they do or don't do, albeit often subconsciously. The environments they inhabit are worlds that you create. You define the laws, customs, and consequences of actions that occur in those worlds. Your actors and their stage owe everything to you.