Interview with Roze

What do your fans mean to you?
I am not sure that I have fans. I do know I have readers. Each one of them is a very important person to me.
What are you working on next?
I have to edit what I just finished. A title called The Zoa. After that, it wouldn't be a half bad idea to get into the collection of journals I've been wanting to create. Except, I'd like to put out a gargantuan epic soon, so I may as well begin that instead. Maybe I will break routine and keep the two projects going simultaneously. Maybe I will drop them both and write a decent thriller, instead.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Being free and enjoying the wilderness. I like traveling and staying in new and exotic places. I also do martial arts, whenever I can manage to get back into shape. I was into AntiCap and AntiFa activism for a while and now I try not to think about those sorts of things.
When did you first start writing?
Drug psychosis poems when I was 16. That's how it began. Pages of random thoughts, came next. More poems. I wrote a novelette called E.O.N.S. And I did a lot of autobiography in the beginning. Then when I got heavy into storytelling, there was no going back. Two mosaics of short works, one personal narrative, and six fictions later; here we are.
What is your writing process?
Brainstorm. Write. Rewrite. Edit. Be edited. Print.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course. I was in fifth grade. And it was called 'My Life.' It was a story where a friend of mine and I were both orphaned and foster parented together, except there were machine guns and jet packs and mass murder. When I was 23 I rewrote that story into a novella.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the woods of north eastern Connecticut; by a pond and a river. I spent a lot of time in isolation. I was raised by television more than books. However, my mother had an attic full of books; something like a library- and her library of metaphysics and magic is still teaching me to this day. Astrology, tarot, numerology, palmistry, divination, channeling, oneirology, sorcery, and on and on; there was no limit to what that attic wold show me...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Jurassic Park was read to me before I could read by my saintly mother. The sequel, The Lost World, was the first book I ever read on my own. At the time, I couldn't imagine writing an entire paragraph. I thought that writing a book must be the most impressive thing a person can do.
Who are your favorite authors?
Crichton. Castaneda. Rice. Poe. Kafka. Joyce. Pullman. Dante.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The first draft is the raw essence of being a writer. No aspect of writing, not fame nor fortune, will ever compare to the rush and allure of the turning white pages black.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
They don't give you a choice. They present you with barriers, and you take the path of least resistance. Most days I feel as if they've channeled us into this indie disposition. This isn't what I want. I want Jew gold and blockbuster status.
Published 2014-03-19.
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Books by This Author

Before The Aftermath
Price: Free! Words: 92,050. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
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Mosaic Two. This collection- of radical poetry, gripping vignettes, enlightening articles, enchanting essays, powerful manifestos, and bizarre short stories- is designed to provide grim entertainment either at a glance or all night long. These are the literary works of Zero Roze; incomparable, unmatched, inimitable, unrivaled- peerless and perfect. Perspectives in high definition.
Jesus Christ!
Price: Free! Words: 84,960. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Mosaic One. This early collection- of damaged poetry, deranged vignettes, derelict articles, disturbing essays, dismal manifestos, and demented short stories- is designed to provide grim entertainment whether at a glance or all night long. These are the literary works of Zero Roze; incomparable, unmatched, inimitable, unrivaled- peerless and perfect. Perspectives in high definition.
Vaguely Vivid
Price: Free! Words: 100,830. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Vaguely Vivid was 4 years of honesty; the story of surviving sacrificing stability and sanity for a craft with no value. Intimate confessions of the devil's rose. From aspiring poet to struggling novelist in 100,000 words.