Interview with Raul Dufrein

Who are your favorite authors?
Ken Kesey, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Cheap Whiskey. And the opportunity to learn something new.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Screw. Play chess.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, I do not. I know that it was science fiction, though; all of them were science fiction in the beginning.
What is your writing process?
I drink a whole bunch of whiskey, then I proceed to write. If the story requires research, I will drink some whiskey, then I will conduct my research. After those two things have been accomplished, I will consume more whiskey and proceed to write. I like to write drunk and revise drunk as well.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" because I went through a science fiction phase, and I like wordy pieces. I also enjoyed the fact that the first half of the novel was told exclusively from Victor's point of view; then the monster tells the story from his perspective when Victor finally catches up with him. I remember how much I hated that monster until I heard his side of the story. This taught me a lesson about perspective and judgement that you can sort out for yourselves. Norman Mailer's "Executioner's Song" allowed me to explore and expand the concept of examining all of the information as a reader/consumer/media literate person. It also taught me the importance of including all of the information as a writer (of such important subject matter). David Feige's "Indefensible" was more of the same. Ken Kesey's "Sometimes a Great Notion" because everybody has read "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", or seen the movie. Tom Robbin's "Jitterbug Perfume", because it is dope.
What do you read for pleasure?
I think that a reasonable person with a rational approach to inductive reasoning has a good chance of correctly guessing what I read for pleasure, at least some of the time. Other than that, I spend quite a bit of time on Reddit and various places reading a healthy dose of News. I have a little app on my mobile device that I love. It gives me headlines and little abridged articles that are not long enough to express a thought, much less include all of the facts and details. If something looks interesting, I will follow the links and read more about it. If it does not look interesting, I have to settle for knowing just enough about it to be a dangerous purveyor of misinformation, thereby making anyone within earshot of me more stupid. Just like my friends on Facebook.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an Android tablet, but I'm not sure if it is due to choice or circumstance.
Describe your desk
My desk is sort of a table. Upon the table are a couple of ash trays. Right now they are so full, with so many cigarette butts sticking out, that they look like Bloomin' Onions from Outback. One corner is occupied by a stack of ESPN Magazines that are delivered to my home, although I do not recognize the name of the person that they are addressed to. I appreciate them, nevertheless. The tables surface is not visible. The area that is not obscured by my complimentary magazines, is occupied by my enormous monitor and stand, as well as my enormous, newly purchased gaming computer that has been reduced to a word processor with a fever by Windows 8.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is that writers are expected to drink too much. And I can meet that expectation.
Published 2013-12-01.
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Books by This Author

The Complete: Satisfied Perversions
Series: Satisfied Perversions, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sexual enhancement, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A true story of how I met my wife, and how she turned my obsessions into love by satisfying my most despicable desires. This book contains "Satisfied Perversions" and "More Satisfied Perversions", previously sold separately.