Interview with Kevin Marx

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is knowing that other people will read your words, that you will have an influence on someone's life, that perhaps, after you die, you will not be forgotten. Though eventually, the Universe itself will die too, and everything that's ever been written or done by any civilization will be forgotten, but whatever.
What do your fans mean to you?
What kind of fans are we talking about here?
What are you working on next?
Books. Lots of books. Stay tuned.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'd say David Foster Wallace is propbably the greatest writer, with the most raw talent, in the last 100 years. Some people don't like him though. He is like the Chopin of writing. Sure, everything Chopin did was beautiful and extremely difficult to play and maybe not your taste, but when you just sit back and listen to the song, you have to recognize that the skill level that the man possessed was far superior than anyone before him. The same thing goes for that metal band Dragonforce, those guys can wail.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought that this day might be my last, so I better not waste in this dumb bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have many hobbies, writing is just one of them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yeah. It sucked.
What is your writing process?
I sit down and type. Outside stimulus helps to cure writers block. For example: music, coffee, smacking yourself in the head with a hammer.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yeah, it was the Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight. It changed my world view.
How do you approach cover design?
I keep it simple.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are the ones that I feel like I wrote myself: someone else who had my same thoughts but wrote them down before me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Dictionaries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Haven't tried any.
Describe your desk
It's wood. Or maybe some sort of synthetic plastic-wood knock off.
When did you first start writing?
In the 3rd grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It focuses on the world view of modern teenagers.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Got to do something I guess.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Distribution.
Published 2013-09-16.
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