Author Interview, Brian Whitney

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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):

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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.

Your websites/blogs/etc:

https://www.facebook.com/37stories37women

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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.

~ Brian Whitney | December 11, 2013 at 9:11pm

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Author Interview, A.P. Fuchs

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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:

Perseverance.

Your websites/blogs/etc:

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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Much thanks to A.P. Fuchs for the chat! Check out the Blood of My World series (Discovery of Death, Memories of Death, and Life of Death).