What’s so great about your crap book?
It’s different. It goes into strange places that I don’t think many other books or stories delve into. It’s perverse and absurd, and frankly not quite right.
so there doesn’t seem to be much need to tighten it up. As far as I
can tell the writing and storytelling is as lean and minimalist as it
can be. There is no bloat or boring subplots that need pruned.
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Yawn, so basically you’re the same as all the rest of the authors on
Amazon and you’re the Next Best Thing. I don’t think so. Come on, tell
me why should I spend time reading YOUR book over more well-received
to say that the vast majority of what everyone else writes is generic
genre fiction. Stuff you’ve already read variations on far too many
times before. I don’t promise a good book, but I highly doubt it will
be similar to much else you’ve ever read.
Do you think you write better than them? Is your aim to out-sell them?
him in over a decade. Also I’ve only read two of his books – Cabal and
Coldheart Canyon. Neither of which I thought was anything special.
Also in my mind I’m not competing directly or indirectly with him. I
don’t measure myself against him. Yet that’s the only name that springs
to mind. His films mean more to me, and they weren’t particularly good
own review (or written a bad review on a competitor’s novel), argued
on-line, copied someone else’s idea?
no point. If I have any regrets it’s not coming up with a title of my
own for my sixth book. It’s a very minor regret but using an obscure
Nine Inch Nails song title was kind of lazy. The Way Out Is Through is a
good title, it just isn’t mine.
Awesome qualification, and a must have for writers!
If I were to read your book would I have to scroll through lots of
acknowledgements saying how wonderful your book is before I got to the
meat of a story?
Yes, you’ve not encountered it? To my dearest mother, father, siblings, neighbour, cat… and then there are the reasons why you should buy the book: It’s a brilliant read, awesome characters, you won’t be able to put it down… argghhhhh!
Why that shitty title?
excessive and unreasonable. If you don’t like the title then you won’t
like the book.
plodding but suddenly after only two or three months you’ve written a
whole book. It sounds suspicious that I wrote it so quickly, and yet I
don’t feel I cut any corners. I sacrificed nothing for speed. It
doesn’t feel compromised at all, and I don’t believe it would have been a
significantly better book if I took a full year to write it. Just
because I worked fast doesn’t mean I did a poor job.
Sheesh, you’re so boring! Not even one tiny bad habit? Like you have to wear pink while writing? Or is that just me?
Authors are usually labelled as ‘dreamers’ and ‘loners’. Have you been
labelled as such? And what implications do you think that has on a
Yes, and I have no idea.
You’re really rolling with the ‘boring interview’ theme, ain’t you?
That’s something I can arrange!
- Not everyone can play a clever girl.
- Once it was down I opened my mouth wide for him to look inside and see for himself that it was gone.
- It wasn’t an exaggeration when I said that it might be a masterpiece.
Think I’ve fallen into a coma…