Author Interview #24, with author Blake Crouch!
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Hi Blake! Describe yourself in 5 words:
Works way, way too much.
Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):
Here’s the start of Run:
THE president had just finished addressing the nation, and the anchors and pundits were back on the airwaves, scrambling, as they had been for the last three days, to sort out the chaos.
Dee Colclough lay watching it all on a flatscreen from a ninth-floor hotel room ten minutes from home, a sheet twisted between her legs, the air-conditioning cool against the film of sweat on her skin.
She looked over at Kiernan, said, “Even the anchors look scared.”
Share an excerpt of your favorite author’s work (10-100 words):
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened.
Comment on the writing versus publication process, in your experience:
Writing equals joy and fun. Publishing is well…much more difficult. I have to keep the two separated, not let the business side encroach on the art.
What is your definition of “good writing”?
Writing that intensifies the story without drawing attention to itself.
Please share your #1 tip for writers:
Write the kind of book that you would want to read.
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Much thanks to Mr. Blake Crouch for the chat!