The folks over the Bloghole have interviewed me about writing and various writing-related things. This makes the second time I’ve been interviewed there–the first time was back in 2011. Hopefully, I’m a more interesting interview subject this time around.
From the interview:
He2etic: Any advice for new authors?
Josh: Write everything. Try your hand at every genre, especially ones you don’t like. Don’t argue with the editor, unless you know you’re right, and not even then, unless you absolutely have to.
Embrace formula, cliché and stock characters. They’ll make your job easier, when you start out. When in doubt, have a man with a gun come through the door. If that doesn’t work, try a monkey with a switchblade. Everybody writes something a bit crap on occasion. It happens. Move on, do better next time. Last but not least, always get paid.