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Another Interview With Me

Thought I'd let you all know that I have another interview up, this one at Examiner.com's Speculative Fiction page.  This is kind of an off-beat Q and A.  The interviewer, Josh Vogt, has done a series of what he calls "Never Have, Never Will" interviews, in which he asks authors about some of the more subtle points of writing.  I hope you'll visit the site and enjoy the interview.


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Oct. 7th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Good interview. I agree on the business side of writing. What an eternal bore.

The last line of the interview made me LOL. :D
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mark!
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Very insightful interview. I enjoyed it - especially your view of "writer's block."

I also lol'd at the last line (i know "lol" by itself isnt a real verb but funny how we see it used even in non-text messaging).

Thanks for sharing the link
Oct. 7th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment; glad you enjoyed it. And glad that last line is going over well....
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Oooooh...how cool it would be to put your early work on your web site...hopefully as a writing tool to see how you've (a writer) progressed (progresses)...plus, we could tease ya! ;)

I didn't follow the 'energy' concept. You don't mean that there is a 'limited' supply of writing energy do you or that speaking about it might move it a direction that you would change later?

Two words: Loved Jaryd. Nuff said. ;) Sometimes, don't you need a 'too good' character? And, not to add to the probably endless calls to revisit the CoA world, but couldn't you create a less 'bland' character or make Jaryd less 'bland' as an adult?

Thanks for the tip on Kay. Will look into it. Can't, philosophically, buy one of Card's books...he's a bit of a RW loon...but that's a personal choice and not a reflection on his work. Have read Gaiman. AG is great stuff.

With that beard? You could pass for a Clooney! ;)

Oct. 8th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Well, the early work is available for purchase at many bookstores, so I'm not sure I want to put it online.... ;) And actually there are early chapters from ALL my books on my web site.

The energy concept: When I have a new idea, it has a certain energy, again, like a carbonated beverage. And that energy helps me write it. If I talk or write ABOUT the project too much (as opposed to just writing it) it's like having that energy seep out of the bottle until the beverage goes flat. And when that happens, the creative energy I need to write the thing is gone. So this is why I rarely talk at length about projects that I haven't yet written.

I'm glad you loved Jaryd. Thank you for that. But not sure that I'll be heading back to LonTobyn any time soon. Sorry.

Know what you mean about OSC, but Ender's Game is truly a terrific book. One of the best SF novels ever.

And Clooney? Yeah right. My wife wishes.....
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