Sunday, August 1, 2010
Jason Chan Interview
1: What is the most productive time of the day for you to write?
All day, any time. :)
2: Do you start your projects writing with paper and pen or is it all on the computer?
I use both. Paper and pen to write ideas with, and the computer to make them coherent.
3: What do you draw inspiration from?
All over, really. The majority though, is from films and songs.
4: Do you set goals for yourself when you sit down to write such as word count?
No, I don't. Sometimes, if I'm near the end of a chapter, I would make myself finish it, but other than that, I don't.
5: Are you a published or a self published author and how do you come up with your cover art?
I am self-published and I got the cover art from a very talented friend.
6: What drives you to choose the career of being a writer?
I love a good story, and how it could make you feel. For example, Titantic and Beauty and the Beast. They were sad, but filled with so much hope.
7: Do you own an ebook reading device?
Yes, I own an AmazonKindle.
8: Who are some of your favorite authors and What are you reading now?
I might write love stories, but I love the casual, conversational writing style of Stephen King. I'm not normally a horror fan, but I like his kind of horror. I also think it's good to read outside of the genre you write in, just to take a break. I also love the beautiful prose of Anita Shreve and Alice Munro. Their spare prose makes their work so much better, and have certainly influenced my own writing.
9: What do you think of book trailers and do you have any plans to have any?
They could be useful, but I don't make them.
10: How did you come up with the title of your latest book?
A song lyric. :)
11: What are you working on now that you can talk about?
A love story, of course. :)
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