Random. I just write and see where it takes me. I have a broad idea of what I want but am undisciplined. Too much rigidity kills the flow and closes off possibilities. I can write anywhere. The first book taught me writing is: editing, revision and more editing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first real book I read was Kesey; Sometimes a Great Notion. The first book I disappeared into. It's still with me.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to look from the buyers point of view. Classy, a little obtuse maybe. Definitely shy away from cheesy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Tin Drum The Cold Six Thousand Sometimes A Great Notion Cuckoo's Nest Cannery Row They all pull you out your life, bend and twist you. Some break you.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have been reading thrillers of late. Crais, Ellory, etc I think everyone disappears up their own bum after a while. Repetitive blood-fests. I now exclusively read retail packaging in hardware stores.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I bought a kobo and the cheapest kindle available. I'm sad, I need to upgrade.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't been in the position to have had any experience. I will try news paper advertising and am just about on line with my website.
Describe your desk
My desk/dining table is Tawa -beautiful pale golden NZ timber- luckily I'm really anti social, so I do not have many dinner guests to screw up my writing sessions..
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Masterton. It is flat town of 20,000. It showed me that I could be flat if I wanted too as well. I am bored with the minutiae of every day life, l like random, fucked up people. They are interesting. I probably didn't answer that one so well.
When did you first start writing?
1 May 2013.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A son asks a question of himself. Can he possibly be like his father whom he despised.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
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