We authors love talking to our characters and even to ourselves. So for your ultimate self-pleasure today, I present humorous author, Mike Ronny, with a self-interview.
Thank you for being here today, Mike.
My pleasure, Mike.
What’s it like being a great author?
The next time I speak to one, I’ll be sure to ask.
How witty! So, what’s the best part of the writing experience?
What I’ve enjoyed most about my experience so far is getting to meet, via the Internet, many bloggers and fellow writers from all over the world: Canada, England, the Philippines, Uruguay, New Jersey. It’s a thrill to think that these brilliant minds have read my work.
But if I ever start making a lot of money from my writing, then the money will be my favorite part of the experience.
What’s the first step in your writing process?
Turning my laptop on.
Where do you get your ideas?
The old maxim that “ideas can come from anywhere” is true. You never know – even overhearing a conversation at a park or inside a barber shop can spark a creative notion. And fortunately, in the past I’ve worked at lots of different places, and so I’ve encountered all kinds of people and have plenty of story ideas.
As I wrote to another blogger recently, I try not to base any of my characters on any one person from real life. Instead, whenever I draw inspiration from real life, I create characters that are composites of various people. You avoid trouble that way!
What kind of material do you write?
I write humorous short stories (and sell them for $0.99). A couple could be classified as thrillers; two of them are nostalgic, coming-of-age types of stories. Either way, I try to pack my works with as much action as I can, so my readers won’t get the vague sensation that they’ve been ripped off.
Do you have a website?
Yes, but it’s under construction. The estimated date of completion is November 1, 2030.
Do you have a personal motto?
My motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” But then I found out it was Google’s motto. So now my motto is: “Try not to be evil if possible, but hey, nobody’s perfect.”
Anything else you’d like to add?
7 + 7. It equals 14.
Hilarious! You could play Carnegie Hall with material like that! Anyway, thanks again for your time. I’ll see you at the after-party.
Mike Ronny is a freelancer from the greater Boston area. In his spare time, he writes ebooks that are like bedtime stories for grown-ups: short, funny, at times suspenseful or poignant. (That's what he hopes his stories are like, anyway.)
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All of Mike's books are 99c and a quick hit of comedy.