Wednesday, January 9, 2013

THE NEXT BIG THING



  Nate Tower from Bartleby Snopes
 made a data base for this



So, what is the Next Big Thing? A series of questions for writers. The rules? You post answers to the questions below on a Wednesday, and then tag other writers you admire and want others to discover. I was tagged by Lavinia Ludlow who authored “alt-punk” and the soon to be released "Single Stroke Seven" And so it begins…

Question: What is the [working] title of your book/work in progress?

Answer: The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan

Q: What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A: A story a man whose job it is to help people, but in reality, he is inept, sarcastic, and each and every day represents something to get through.

Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

A: I wrote a flash piece of about 500 words called "An Angry Psychologist's Wednesday Appointment". I was able to expand it by 88,000 more words.

Q: What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?

A: The characters and how they change---their recovery with or without Bill and finally Bill's transformation.

Q: Where did the idea for the book/work come from?

A: I enjoy quirky people in my own life. Originally it was going to be a novel in flash but now it's a novel formatted in quick short sections.

Q: What genre does the book fall under?

A: Contemporary fiction

Q: Which actors would you choose to play the characters from your book?

A: John Kusick, Jennifer Connelly, Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Jaime Fox, Elisabeth Shue, male child actor TBA, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hopi the wolf as himself.

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

A: About a year but 75% of it was written in three months

Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent?

A: It will be anything but self-published.

Now it's time for Meg Tuite, Robert Vaughan, Rusty Barnes, Len Kuntz, John L. Sheppard


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