Science fiction writer Daniel H. Wilson describes how someone with a PhD in robotics became a best-selling author in an engaging LookingDown-altWbLgvideo interview that is sure to inspire writers of all genres.

Wilson, the author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, and How to Survive a Robot Uprising, says writing about what you love is essential.  “Only write what you are really interested in,” he says in a wide-ranging interview that explores what inspires and motivates him.

“I’m a dork. I’ve always loved robots… that gives it a certain veracity.  There’s no faking it. If you really enjoy it, it shows.  People can tell.”

Wilson wraps up by describing his latest project – an interactive story experience for an iPhone.  “Human beings communicate through stories,” he says.  “Any technology that pops up, we’ll use it to tell stories.”