Interview with J Ensis Adouinalis

What do your fans mean to you?
They mean hope...
I say that because one day, I HOPE I'll have fans.
What are you working on next?
Refining How To Reverse The Polarity for Ebook Print and my Magnum Opus, EggShell.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This reminds me of that psych experiment where they asked happy couples why they stayed in their relationship, then found 9/10 of the couples had split by the next year.

I get out of bed because bedsores, geez.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, retro video games, working, and Netflix.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I hunt for things that sound interesting and/or original in the description. The stories I seem to like best are those in which a character is faced with an impossible choice.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think it was a half assed novelization of Jurassic Park in second grade.
But the first story I ever FINISHED was Baculum the Fiend. It was a gravitic monster story with heavy handed religious allegorical elements. I wrote it on notebook paper and to my mind only two people have ever read it.
I owe them both unutterable gratitude for convincing me to continue writing.
What is your writing process?
I type some words. Then, I sometimes change them.

I make a lits of cool concepts and pick the one I want to develop before I start out. I usually have a VERY rough "outline" of about 4-5 plot points. When I'm through with it, I brainstorm for 4-5 more until the story's finished.

I usually do the bulk of my writing in NaNoWriMo and spend the rest of the year in editing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first bit of LITERATURE I remember reading was Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
It was a trip for an eight year old, but I remember feeling like I was there. And I wanted more.
How do you approach cover design?
I hack together crap on GIMP and steal photos from the internet.
I try to keep it simple, due to my lack of skill.
For my novel, How To Reverse the Polarity, I hired Steven Novak, who did a wonderful job very quickly.
I'll probably just let him handle my future cover arts.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a nook Glowlight. The old kind.
I like it because it is about the size of a paperback in its case and it holds my entire library.
When did you first start writing?
I began at about 19 with my first story completed. I had recently "come out of the closet" and admitted to myself I was a writer, despite myself. And I'd just heard about NaNoWriMo, so I was excited to try my hand at an actual novel.
I wrote my first full length novel, UHA, that year.
It sucked, but that wasn't the point. By the time I wrote UHA3, I actually had some skill.
Published 2013-12-05.
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