Interview with Jon Spira

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oxford, England, which I suppose is a very literary place. Maybe that gave me a respect for words but a distaste for pretension and elitist stuff, though.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No.
Describe your desk
It has four legs and a kind-of flat bit on the top, which I put my computer on.
When did you first start writing?
10.13 (had a break around 10.26)
What are you working on next?
Lunch.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Breakfast (porridge)
What is your writing process?
I start with letters and try to arrange those into words. Once I have those words, I move them about into sentences. The sentences, I tend to bunch together into paragraphs. The paragraphs form into chapters, which eventually become books.
How do you approach cover design?
Slowly, from behind.
What do you read for pleasure?
The obituaries of my enemies.
Published 2017-04-19.
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Books by This Author

Videosyncratic. A book about life. In video shops.
Price: $3.18 USD. Words: 82,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A caustically funny journey spanning the 30 year life of the UK Video rental industry through the eyes of a laconic till-jockey-turned-manager-turned-owner. The 'Kitchen Confidential' of video stores.