What do you really think about erotica? Is it the low of the lows for writers?
I’ve never read it, but I have often considered writing it. Especially after I “accidentally” got drunk by myself. If you can earn some off of it, who cares?
If you didn’t have your book professionally edited: What made you think you’re so perfect that you didn’t need to pay a professional?
I don’t think I’m perfect, but I do know I’m a cheap bastard. Apologies to anyone reading my book.
Is there an author who inspires (perspires) you? Do you think you write better than them? Is your aim to out-sell them?
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I like to see myself as the next borderline insane,
alcoholic author that Jim Thompson was. Being able to write truly
psychotic characters from the first person so convincingly takes quite a
special talent. I’m not there yet, and I don’t see myself writing
scripts for directors as renowned as Kubrick any time soon either.
lifetime, but he still made a living off of them. I can only dream if
selling that well.
crime writers are often coppers (police, for the non-Brits present) and
the book becomes boringly technical. How have you managed to keep your
knowledge low key? Or haven’t you bothered?
a forest fire fighter. I know nothing of fire fighting, forests, or
“roughing it” beyond watching Suvivorman. However, the story is a very
technical portrayal of being lonely and bitter.
lots of acknowledgements saying how wonderful your book is before I got
to the meat of a story?
your jargon? I mean, fanny means lady front parts NOT backside, car hood
is a car bonnet–everyone knows that, right? Are British
Englishisms/Americanisms/Australianisms etc important in your book? It’s all about identity, isn’t it?
Americanisms in my book. Kind of hard to say though being an culturally
ignorant American and all.
I’ve not heard of a ‘carryout container’. Sounds a mouthful (pun intended). Why over complicate things? Takeaway is much simpler.
well written thing I produced for this story. Gives a nice sense of
dread and defeat. Also, all my other ideas were terrible.
If I didn’t look at the cover first, I’d say it sounded like a romance. But with that cover, it sounds like a horror story.
Authors are usually labelled as ‘dreamers’ and ‘loners’. Have you been labelled as such? And what implications do you think that has on a writer?
describe as a loner more than people call me one. It has a certain
pathetic, romantic quality, you know? If you’re a loner you’re always
taking on the world by yourself, never relying on anyone else. There’s a
level of pride to it. Though, if that’s how you feel about being called
a loner, you probably aren’t a real ‘loner’ to being with.
If you rely on someone else nothing would get done, is my analogy.
True. But they must enjoy that ‘loneliness’ or they’d take up another occupation, surely?
I’m saying nuffin.
Thought you said you’d never read erotica? Hmmm
- It’s so God damned cold in here.
- Kevin must have gotten it in his mind that I wanted to listen to him speak.
- Now, time to sort through all these documents.
Thanks Bill, in answer to my own question in the title… no.