Interview with Isaac Dubois

What are you working on next?
Episode I in the F@ckin Super series.
Why do you write such trash?
This question may be directed towards my first book, Handys, Fly Swatters, and The Homeless.

Let me say this. Trash can be discarded, thrown away. I suppose the same applies to digital trash, which can be deleted or recycled.

My intent was not to write trash, but to illustrate (with words) short episodes that are a part of a large to very large story.

Yes, there are some graphic moments; but life is nothing but an endless string of these moments, which sometimes occur in both private and public environments.

Everyone is a critic, so if you find my products "trashy," then godspeed to you in your other endeavors.

Simple answer: I write it because I can. If you don't want to sift through the trash in order to find a piece of gold, then move along. Don't waste anymore of your precious time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to travel anywhere I want to, without leaving the safety of my alley hovel
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have any. It's not about earning fans for me. It's about publishing my experiences and thoughts that flood my mind. It's about not being forgotten if I get stuck out in below freezing temperatures because the shelter is full.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King and J.K. Rowling
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I wish I had a bed. If I did, it would be writing and publishing to my heart's content. I realize that sounds corny and maybe a little cliche, but it's true. That's if I had a bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Talking with people on the streets. Earning money from random jobs here and there. Surviving...
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Since being able to purchase my tablet from a local pawn shop, I've been mainly perusing Amazon and reading the available free eBooks. If I earn any extra income from writing my eBooks, I'll start purchasing titles that interest me. Until then, it's bargain bin all the way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I haven't transcribed it to digital format yet. It's written on approximately 25 napkins. I need to soon. One more downpour, and the ink may bleed completely out.
What is your writing process?
Don't think about it. Just write. Then transcribe to digital words. I have a backlog of handwritten notes that I am still transferring over to their digital counterparts.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Before traveling to the United States, I was able to get my hands on War and Peace. I tried to read it all while in the orphanage, but it was discovered and burned right in front of me. I still have yet to find another hard copy. One day, I will be able to purchase the digital version and finish it.
How do you approach cover design?
Use the free version of the sketchbook app and look for public images (free) for cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Just recently started reading online news articles. The comments sections bother me. So many more trolls than there are bridges.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Samsung tablet. Best purchase I've ever made.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've only used twitter and my blog at I am still researching other avenues. It is a very difficult process and may be my demise.
Describe your desk
One day, I will have an oak desk made of deep mahogany.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Marseille, France. My time in the orphanage is the reason for everything past my indoctrination. I want to believe that things happen for a reason. My experience in that hell of a place, had to happen, in order for me to be where I am now.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as my feet hit U.S. soil. It was on a notepaper that I swiped from a crew member aboard the ship that sought transport on.
Published 2014-06-01.
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