Interview with Omar Haboubi

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really. I was so young. I know there was a rabbit involved. And my father tacked it on his office wall.
What is your writing process?
Thing of something that I want to explore, create a main character to explore it through, and start typing. I find that having a defined plot prior to writing stifles my process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Hobbit. I was 7. I couldn't read before I was 7. No one ever taught me.
How do you approach cover design?
One of my best friends is an artist. He paints it for me. I come up with the concept and he creates it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Post Office, Money, I know why the caged bird sings, A million little pieces, Lolita. Because they all had a profound effect on me through their style or story or both.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction. Nothing sci-fi, historical, romantic. I prefer to think of the books I like as emotional fiction. They move you, they make you think, they ask the questions.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Love. Love is all you need.
Describe your desk
Wooden. Four legs. Fairly stable.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
We are all products of our environment. Mine lead me to writing An Angry Fix.
When did you first start writing?
5 years ago
Published 2013-09-27.
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Books by This Author

"A 4am Kindness" (collected poems)
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
50 raw poems on childhood, hard living, lying, love, addiction, poverty, politics, war, insecurity, death, materialism, and old age.
An Angry Fix
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
'An Angry Fix’ is a rich kid’s run from suicide. From sleeping in alleys with the homeless to living a life of excess in palatial hotels. From fearing death to looking for it. Peppered with beatings, drug runs, and women, Huck’s drunken exploits are tragic and comical. Confrontational and expensive. But even if he can save himself from himself, will the people in his life be so forgiving?