Interview #80, with writer/editor, Brian Whitney!
Hi Brian! Describe yourself in 5 words:
Aware of who I am.
Cool! Share a short blurb of your work (10-100 words):
Nate used to deal crack and be naked. Sometimes he wouldn’t put on clothes for weeks and people would come over and buy crack and Nate would just sit there, naked, dealing it out and sucking on a pipe. I mean, let’s face it, that sounds awesome, but how long does the story of a happy naked crack dealer last? Dealing crack and using it is like a monkey trying to sell bananas.
Share an excerpt of your favorite author’s work (10-100 words):
It wasn’t until a few weeks of living with her that I learned about her hooking business. When I was gone she would take men into our place and give them head for ten to twenty dollars apiece. According to her she never had real sex with them and I’m inclined to believe this because I have been in whorehouses before and they have a certain electricity to them. It’s in the air. I never felt this electric feeling when I walked into my home. ~ Arthur Bradford
Comment on the writing versus publication process, in your experience:
I am published with three different independents right now and all of them are cool. Of course I am broke as a joke, but I have been lucky to work with people that appreciate the work that I do without either of us having a lot of commercial expectations. [Note from Jess — have you met Cliff Burns? :)]
What is your definition of “good writing”?
I feel it and I know it when I see it.
Well-said. Please share your #1 tip for writers:
Just do what you do. Don’t think for a minute about whether people will like it. Sit down and write.
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Much thanks to Brian for stopping by — do visit his website!
BRIAN’S SHORT BIO (in his own words):
I might possibly be the best author ever — and I am managing editor of a new mag. It has national distribution although it is at the grassroots stage. If your work gets in the mag we also do an ad for your biz.
It is an erotic-lit mag for the sexually entertained. So if you send me a photo of a kid and a dog, I am gonna turn you in to the cops.
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