Roger White when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
What originally got me into writing was word processors on personal computers, way back in 1977. Writing by hand or typewriter was boring because it was so hard to fix mistakes. But with cut-and-paste and spellcheckers… wow! What I started
writing were articles that explained high technology… such as how to use
personal computers and local area computer networks. Gradually I started adding some fun science fiction writing to that, and then I got into many other topics.
My first, and still my most popular book, was a how-to: Wordstar with Style. It
explained how to use the Wordstar word processor on CP/M machines, and later MSDOS machines.
The next big breakthrough was starting a web site: White World. I started that in 1996, and now I had a home for whatever I wrote that I thought was interesting to other people. I still personally maintain White World.
I like explaining new concepts to interested people. The concepts can be in
science, technology, history or current events. Making my new concepts
understandable to other people became an interesting, life-long challenge. My
style of science fiction — Technofiction — is an extension of that into the
realms of speculative fiction. (more…)