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8 With An Author -- David Smith

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM

We're starting off today with small, perhaps scary, look inside the thinking of the one, and definitely the only... 

David Smith


1. References to music seem to make their way into your writing. Do you have music on when you write, or do you prefer quiet?

No music. Pretty much quiet but normal quite, not screaming at the top of my lungs ‘if I do not have some quiet around here How do you expect me to create’ quiet.

2. What are your favorite characters to write? Do you draw from people you have met?

Crazy folks coupled with crazy folks – yes, I do; mostly the negative

3. Shakespeare fan – yes or no, and why?

No. I have enough trouble reading so-called modern English. I am a huge fan of the operas that follow his writing.

4. You’re stuck on a deserted island with only three books and one other author. Name the books and the author then tell us why.

East of Eden. It is one of the great books. Slaughterhouse Five, same reason. I do not have a third book that I would with to have on a desert island.

5. If your writing career was a novel, what would the title be?

Beats The Hell Out Of Me (BTHOOM!)

6. Have you ever judged a book by its cover?

Sure, Lots of times, however I soon realized that a book, or a person, with a great cover is only the beginning. Where’s the meat?

7. Books can be like comfort food. Which one book is the one you go back to the most?

East of Eden

8. If you could co-write a book with any author, who would you choose and what genre would it be?

Vonnegut, Bukowski – the genre would be Man Men At Work Here! Is that a genre? If it is not, it should be. Come to think of it, it might be!!

Dave Smith, as well as being an editor, is the author of Torture In The Garden of Eden, Saskatchewan, They Ate Peaches, Outskirts of Insanity, and two collections of poetry: Cocktails with Burty and As I Wander Through The Book Of Life. He has a new novella coming out in February 2013, Mad Cop's Diary, picking up on Dillinger Flakewaiter's story from where it left off in Torture. His books are available in print, digital and Kindle formats on most online bookstores as well as right here on the Writers AMuse Me Site.



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