My interview with Author Interview Corner

I did a nice interview over at Author Interview Corner. I talked about writing my first book, the first thing I ever wrote, and, of course, Drunk Hulk. Here’s a sample:

What inspired you to write your first book?

I wrote my first book when I was in college. The inspiration was a flammable compound of all the writers I was absorbing at the time, alcohol, and a huge dose of arrogance that convinced me that I had the great American novel inside of me already. The spark that lit it was a sloppy and chaotic relationship I was involved in that I misconstrued as The Perfect Romance. It took me a year to write the book on two different continents – because, you know, that worked for Hemingway, right? The results were 80,000 words of awful that will never see the light of day. It’s the perfect storm of bad ideas and overconfidence. It’s the Necronomicon of pretentiousness. If you take it to a cabin in the woods and recite specific passages, the dead will rise up and roll their eyes at you. I’m hesitant to talk about it because even the title sounds pompous.

Go give it a read.

Also, here is the updated list of the interviews I’ve done in the past. Feel free to read or listen to them at your leisure.

Written by

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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