Author Questions… does he get answers? Plus a teaser!

Okay.. so when my interviewees arrive…
Here are some questions I’m interested in knowing the answers to…

  1. What was it you learned in school, that sticks with you and shows in your writing?
  2. When you look back, what influences directly or indirectly effected your writing style.
  3. Does reading clear your mental cobweb for you?
  4. If you could get the input from any author – living or dead – who would it be and what would the input be?
  5. When you dedicate your book, if you do, who do you think of first to thank or give credit to for inspiration?
  6. Is there a genre you wish you could wrap your head around and write in?
  7. What is the most shocking book you’ve read – the most audacious, over the top if you will – ?
  8. If there were an indie network for authors, artists and musicians; Would you partake?
  9. What do you want the reader to come away with after reading your work?
  10. Is being an author all you hoped or envisioned?
  11. Do you feel that your work should do more than entertain?
  12. What is more difficult for you? Love scenes, action, dialogue or…?
  13. If you partook in an anthology – who would you most wish to work with? And would you co – write with them/any single one?
  14. How do you convey emotions? Italics, Bold type, phrasing or…all of the above?
  15. Is it easier for you to create a world or write around an established fact?
  16. Was there ever a project you felt as if you were being a carbon copy of someone else
  17. Did you ever write something you were disappointed in or embarrassed about?
  18. What was your first story written/read?
  19. Do you think you influence others style or how they approach the business?
  20. What is the most ambitious work you’ve embarked on?

Okay, enough of the interview material… A little short story now, eh? At least a teaser! From my mini anthology ” Scales and Hearts ”

Crimson Claw

© 2019 Jon Corres Pirate Poet

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the express written permission of the copyright holder, except where permitted by law. This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination, or, if real, used fictitiously.

Running. It’s not the most pleasurable of pastimes when one isn’t in any shape to do so.

A forest is the worst place to have to discover how much you’re not in any shape to try, let alone dream, of becoming involved with. And yet, in the midst of a smoke filled, disgustingly hot wooded area, a lone figure that best represented the couch potato crowd went tearing through the under-brush attempting just that.

Marion Arthur Rafael was pretty much a cubicle ground-hog. Anything above a relaxing stroll to the library or over to the pizza parlour he loved to patronise with his fellow computer analysts was usually too much to even dream about! It wasn’t until the annual physical that Marion was shocked in to the need for more vigorous exercise. When the company offered a camping and hiking retreat to Germany; It was an offer too good to refuse. There was even a chance to meet up with one of his online gaming friends.

So, he came on this camping trip to the great Black Forest in Germany to relax and improve his fitness level – not to die a horrible death at the hands of an unseen presence.

Well, to be honest, he and the others didn’t need to see it; They saw the destruction it wrought after the guide accidentally or on purpose took a giant egg shaped object from a very large, and newly found, cave. Thus the mad dash to be anywhere a flame throwing and earth shaking thing isn’t!

~ The Pirate Poet

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