Tell us about yourself and your books.:
I've worked in the field of motion pictures and video for nearly 30 years. I variously produce, direct, write, photograph and edit. My credits include: “Pop Kowboy” “Bubba And Sissy Git Hitched?” and “Disposable.” I am on the Internet Movie Database as Mark J. Wilson producer of “Time Bomb.” I currently have two novels, a thriller titled, “Time Bomb” and a comedy, “Change Of A Dress.” I'm usually writing screenplays.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I just try to write it all down as fast as it comes. I don't always know where it's going to and am surprised myself by what comes out of my head and what's coming next. I make myself laugh quite often while writing.
What authors have influenced you?
Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Groucho Marx. I know it's an odd mix, isn't it?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't give up and rewrite, rewrite, rewrite! I go through at least a dozen rewrites of everything I do. Find and correct vague, confusing and awkward wording. Consider the reader. You know what you're talking about, but will they? Be concise.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't go down that road…
What are you reading now?
What am I reading now? This form I'm filling out.
What’s your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is chocolate!
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Clockwork Orange
What has inspired you and your writing style?
I'm inspired to write by the mortgage company. They keep calling!
What are you working on now?
I'm working on many things simultaneously. Screenplays, novels and treatments.
What is your method for promoting your work?
My method for promoting my work is to stand on a street corner naked holding a sign in front of me, at least until they arrest me. Maybe I could be “The Naked Author” in Times Square??
What’s next for you as a writer?
How well do you work under pressure?
How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
I can never be totally serious. Even if it's a drama or thriller. Some amount of humor will inevitably sneak into it.
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