So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?
Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.
So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****
Today I am going to be talking to the King of Creepy! Stephen King has more books than I learned to count to! (Did that sentence make any sense?) You can check out his spooky collection over at Goodreads.
I am interested to speak to him today and find out what he’s been up to, his theories on life and much, much more. Shall we proceed?
Charity – Hey, Stephen! Nice to have you here today. Thanks for taking the time out to be here! I know you are probably really busy!!!
Stephen – Get busy living, or get busy dying!
Charity – I suppose that’s pretty good advice!! So, you write these really dark novels. Do they reflect you and your life or beliefs in any way?
Stephen – People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy.
It’s in a glass jar on my desk.
Charity – 😯
Stephen – Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it comes around to where you started again.
Charity – 😯
Stephen – We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Charity – 😯
Stephen – I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross out. I’m not proud.
Charity – 😥
—One Hour Later–
Stephen – *smirks*
Charity – Sorry. I…..needed to see my mom about something. We can continue. Let’s take this in ANOTHER direction.
So, what is your writing process? *a wee bit nervous*
Stephen – One word at a time.
Charity – *clears throat* You are enjoying this, aren’t you? You are sitting there laughing at me!
Stephen – You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Charity – Dude…You are somethin’!
Stephen – I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries!
Charity – Well, is there anything else you would like to add before we wrap this up? Perhaps some advice on how to break into the world of writing?
Stephen – You cannot hope to sweep someone away with the force of your writing until it has been done to you. But, I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in. It’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it anymore than you can choose to be left handed or right handed.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of. No shortcut.
Charity – Thank you! Now, why couldn’t you have just been like that the whole time!!??
Stephen – I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
Charity – 😛
Oh boy. Well, that’s all… I have no idea what that meant. Anyway, check him out on Goodreads, if you still want to. 😯