Interview with Justin Schaeffer

What do your fans mean to you?
I have fans?
What are you working on next?
Reformatting 44v1 from essay into lined poetry. Creating & Framing 44v3 and what's left of 44v2. Various visual projects. Miscellaneous websites. Did I spell that right
Who are your favorite authors?
Myself, David Foster Wallace, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Samuel Johnson, W. B. Yeats
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My baby girl.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read fox news, that is my vice. I do a lot of visual art & website work. I enjoy and have enjoyed watched nearly all of the UFC pay per views. I work 40 hours a week at a grocery store.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I do not read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was in 11th grade. I wrote about it briefly in The Progression.
What is your writing process?
Depends on the style. The style depends on the medium. The medium depends on where my heart takes me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes it was some kind of silly novel about a messy kid. It was required. I learned that I did not have to read the things they required to get by & progress to the next grade.
How do you approach cover design?
Fast & natural.
Describe your desk
I have two desks. The Brown Desk is in the family room. On it sits a lamp and things, my V37 scanner, two monitors, and speakers. I do my digital work out here. The other desk is in my walk-in closet studio. The walls are lined with visual art I've done. I write everywhere. I create in all places.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My way or the highway. For example, what publisher would publish a work with thousands of spelling errors?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The stroke. The handwritten stroke. Right there in the moment of it.
Where can we find more of your work?
http://manicdreams.net
Published 2015-08-04.
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