JR sends me a lengthy interview. Find out what drives my madness.
“How can you be sure you’ve put in the right elements to make your story the right genre?”
“How do you decide what genre your story is in?”
“What do you do when you realize the romantic image of writing is bullshit?”
“What are the rules and laws around using names?”
“What are we likely to find in a standard writing contract?”
“What kind of pre-writing activities do you do to get into the headspace to write in your various universes?”
As a writer, you’re in the intellectual property business (whether you self-publish or license that out to a traditional publisher)–and, as a new writer who’s used to working a day job, you’re used to thinking like an employee. There’s a fundamental difference between the two ways of making money, and you ignore it at your peril. Here’s the lowdown.
“What do you think about the Great KU debate?”
“Why do I think all the stories I write are crap? Will that ever change?”
“How do I figure out what advice to listen to where my beta readers are concerned?”