Friday, October 18, 2013

Jeremy C. Shipp: 5 Question Blog Tour

I'm always game for a little blog tour action so when I saw Jeremy C. Shipp's request to take part in his, I couldn't pass it up. He was looking for people to ask him 5 questions, and I knew we could have some fun with it, especially since I had 20 doozies as part of the Would You Rather series.

This Bram Stoker Award nominated author dabbles in bizarre fiction, creates adorable plushie monsters, and tweets about attic clowns and yard gnomes.

Back in 2010, I reviewed Jeremy's Cursed, a cute bizarro tale that I recommend as an intro for anyone who is considering giving the genre a go, and for those who like their horror without all the scream but with plenty of creep.

Without further ado, the 5 questions:

1. Would you rather have one giant bestseller or a long string of moderate sellers?

Much like my cats, I would prefer a long string. I don't really see myself as a mainstream writer. I have a cult following of sorts, and I like it that way.

2. Would you rather write a book without using conjunctions or have every sentence of your book begin with one?

A book without conjunctions wouldn't be so bad, especially if my POV character were a robot or a snobbish talking parsnip. Snobbish talking parsnips never use conjunctions.

3. Would you rather have everything you think automatically appear on your Twitter feed or have a voice in your head narrate your every move?

Both of these things already happen.

4. Would you rather read naked in front of a packed room or have no one show up to your reading?

During the naked reading, can I still wear a top hat? I feel a bit vulnerable when I'm not wearing my top hat. Yeah, I'll do the naked reading. I always read naked anyway. Doesn't everyone?

5. Would you rather write a plot twist you hated or write a character you hated?

I'd choose the latter. Many of my characters are assholes who I would hate to interact with in real life. But they're still fun to write.  

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