Sharing my love of Pulp books and magazines through Art and stories
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Faith Boscawen Interview
is the most productive time of the day for you to write?
For me it's early in the
morning. I wake, I fix my coffee, and I step into the world of my characters—as
easy as taking a shower in the morning. I discovered that for me, trying to
write after a long day job seemed less productive. I couldn't follow plots, or
keep up with characters. It took a few false starts to find that sweet spot,
but I did.
2: Do you start your
projects writing with paper and pen or is it all on the computer?
I start with paper and pen
because it usually happens, meaning the idea comes to me in the middle of
driving, or a meeting, or at lunch or dinner. Sometimes in the middle seeing a
movie. But once I get the initial idea going I find the time to create a
Scrivener file for it and write it all down as fast as I can.
3: What do you draw
television, books, comics, anime, friends' stories, watching people. That's
what makes being a writer so fantastic! A story can come from life itself.
4: Do you set goals for
yourself when you sit down to write such as word count?
Yes. I try to do a minimum
of 500 words a day. My goal is 2K if I can. And if I can do that in the
morning, then I'm not as stressed in the afternoons when I need to run errands
or have to work late.
5: Are you a published or a
self published author and how do you come up with your cover art?
Self-published. I tried to
go the traditional route, but it's hard to break into the mystery field. As for
my covers, I have a friend who's a graphic artist and he's been supportive of
my efforts. He does them for me free of charge.
6: What drives you to
choose the career of being a writer?
I can't NOT write. My day
job has a lot of traveling in it and has for several years. I found writing as
a way of coping with being in new places and meeting new people. Spending night
after night in different hotel rooms in different cities—it's sometimes easier
if I can write about it. And even better if I can place my characters there.
When my job demands long hours, sometimes 14 to 16 hour days, and I can't get
to the computer or a piece of paper to write, then I find I'm more stressed. I have to write.
7: Do you own an ebook
Yes. I have a Kindle and I
love it! But I also read on my 'Droid and my iTouch.
8: Who are some of your
favorite authors and What are you reading now?
I have a mix. I love David
Baldacci, Dan Brown, Tami Hoag, James Patterson, and Barbara Michaels. I'm
reading all the time and learning.
9: What do you think of
book trailers and do you have any plans to have any?
I like them, but I haven't
had the time or money to either put one together or pay someone too. I'm not
sure they actually help sell the book, but they are entertaining.
10: How did you come up
with the title of your latest book?
Dead In Hell at the
Masquerade came out of a writing assignment in a creative writing class I took
a few years back. We were working on setting and just before the class I'd
visited the Masquerade in Atlanta with some friends. The club is divided into
three stories, with Hell being the basement were patrons can dance. I'd been
sitting at a stool and watching everyone and the idea of using it as a title
sort of stuck.
11: What are you working on
now that you can talk about?
A bigger book. My first two
have been rather short. The latest Speed McNally starts with him taking a
picture of something he shouldn't have while he's visiting DC. The discovery of
this picture combined with the might behind a political figure sets Speed on a
race to find someone he can trust to save his life. It's proven to be a lot of
fun. And I hope readers think it will be as well.