so great about your crap book? (Don’t want the boring details, a couple of
lines is suffice!)
book explains the workings of the typical American male’s mind. That
hasn’t been done quite like this before. It’s sort of a users’ manual
in novel form. The male mind works?!
Is it a short book? With pictures of lots of barren deserts?
‘being a writer’ make you feel like an outsider with normal, everyday people
such as your family and friends?
yes, it does, because there is too much sex in it. Literary sex, to be sure, but I do not think
one’s children split those hairs. Also, my wife would be horrified. And my
parents are still alive.
This is what pen names are for!
do you really think about erotica? Is it
the low of the lows for writers?
do you really think about erotica” (rather continuously). Well-done erotica is high art, but lousy
erotica is disgusting.
there an author who inspires you? Do
you think you write better than them? Is
your aim to out-sell them?
erotica than he did but no, I will never out-sell him. He went to Harvard. I didn’t.
the writing world, have you ever regretted anything i.e written your own review
(or written a bad review on a competitor’s novel), argued on-line, copied
someone else’s idea?
Don’t say that! It sounds unique in its formula.
long did it take you to complete your book (from idea to publication)?
cheating in a marriage. That was around
1981, maybe. Some guys move faster than
others. But it is neither boringly long,
nor laborious to read.
Wow, sounds like a labour of love.
- As far
as he could tell, he had stopped sleeping with his wife on account of dirty
dishes in the sink.
“Life is complicated, Dr. Wilson – we just
keep it sorted out.”
- “I love you,” he said.
Thanks Leif for allowing us a look into your mind. Thing is, it’s a bit lonely and sort of unoccupied in there. Just saying.