Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing

What is your working title of your book?

my book is titled dailies

Where did the idea come from for the book?

the idea originated around the concept of capturing the sketchier outlines of the quotidian in a series of drafts that simulated a movie in production where the shooting script is shot into a rough series of frames stretched to one or two scenes

i splice collage and edit the lines as i would edit the daily rushes of a working film

i publish every poem on my blog really bad movies

What genre does your book fall under?

i am a poet i write poetry

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Richard Gere

wonderful actor and devilishly handsome

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

minor acts of an unfinished life

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

self-publish or perish or publish

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

the poems that comprise my manuscript dailies are a continuing series

i've been writing them for maybe a year or two

i think these poems can be several volumes long

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

i’m a great admirer of poet Jose Kozer who also writes in series

i suppose my own efforts are an analogue to Kozer’s Anima

i also learned from poet John Bloomberg-Rissman who publishes his series In the House of the Hangman nearly every day at his blog Zeitgeist Spam

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

a deep and abiding love of movies and poetry

poets are brothers and sisters in a big messy cacophonous family i am inspired by my brothers and sisters of the word

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

if you like 1970s Irwin Allen disaster movies then you’ll love my book


At 10:05 AM, Blogger John B-R said...

Wonderful, Richard. Oh, and Dailies will get published, if we have to do it ourselves. Which hopefully won't be the case. Hopefully Richard Gere googles himself, and will decide to buy up the film rights and star in it, and the book will be published as a tie-in, or given away with Happy Meals (TM)

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Jean Vengua said...

Hmm, we are doing something similar, but from different approaches -- only you started yours a couple years before me.

I was thinking of publishing my own "dailies" but I am not particularly attached to "Dailies" as a title, and will likely use a different title. I'm glad you mentioned this in your "interview"!



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