Author Interview #28, with “writer, artist publisher guy,” A.P. Fuchs!
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Hi A.P.! Describe yourself in 5 words:
Christian, writer, artist publisher guy.
Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):
Kissing Rose was like kissing blood: warm, smooth, sweet; a gentleness to her lips that made Zach cry out for more. When their lips met, his heart held hers and she his; her life flashed before his eyes and he knew her better than she knew herself.
As their lips playfully melded, separated, merged, he held her close, his embrace gentle and careful, yet firm enough so she knew he’d never let go. Her arms wrapped tightly around his neck, he sensed that if it was possible, she’d pull him deep into herself and make their bodies one. Instead, Rose’s hands tugged behind his neck, her fingers stroking its nape, letting him know how much she loved him.
Share an excerpt of your favorite author’s work (10-100 words):
From Stephen King’s On Writing:
“Talent renders the whole idea of rehearsal meaningless; when you find something at which you are talented, you do it (whatever it is) until your fingers bleed or your eyes are ready to fall out of your head. Even when no one is listening (or reading, or watching), every outing is a bravura performance, because you as the creator are happy. Perhaps even ecstatic.”
(This pretty much sums up my creative lifestyle — note from A. P. Fuchs)
Comment on the writing versus publication process, in your experience:
Writing the book is easy. You just do it. Getting it ready for publication is the hard part, that is, turning the story from your first draft upchuck into something palatable for the reader. From there, taking that finished story and turning it into a paperback or eBook is just a matter of formatting, which is a lot of fun.
What is your definition of “good writing”?
Whether fancy or simple, good writing is simply storytelling that makes you forget you’re reading and instead transports you into whatever’s happening on the page, Holodeck-style.
Please share your #1 tip for writers:
My personal website/blog, which I update 5 days a week, is: http://www.canisterx.com
I can be followed on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/ap_fuchs
My publishing company, Coscom Entertainment, where we focus on monster and superhero fiction, is at http://www.coscomentertainment.com, and its Christian imprint, Torn Veil Books, is at http://www.tornveilbooks.com
Coscom Entertainment can be followed on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/mrcoscom
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