Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

J.S.Carnes

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 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

The main two projects I have going right now are untitled at this juncture. The first being an evolving cross-fantasy genre, the story following several characters forced into self discovery due to unforeseen events. The second being a satire following two characters as they become caught in the middle a hero and villains conflict.

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

The main two projects I have going right now are untitled at this juncture. The first being an evolving cross-fantasy genre, the story following several characters forced into self discovery due to unforeseen events. The second being a satire following two characters as they become caught in the middle a hero and villains conflict.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Tim Sandlin - I would probably just talk to him and listen. If it had to be about writing then I'd ask about his character creation process and dialogue, otherwise I'd probably ask him what it was like living on camp grounds and which of the 40 plus jobs he's had was the worst or gave the most inspiration.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Tim Sandlin - I would probably just talk to him and listen. If it had to be about writing then I'd ask about his character creation process and dialogue, otherwise I'd probably ask him what it was like living on camp grounds and which of the 40 plus jobs he's had was the worst or gave the most inspiration.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

I have several friends that are active participants in giving me a gentle and not-so-gentle kick, in the whatever location the foot will land, when needed.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

I have several friends that are active participants in giving me a gentle and not-so-gentle kick, in the whatever location the foot will land, when needed.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My brain, gives me all the imagination and all my senses wrapped up in a nice little bone box. Without it writing would become a nightmare.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My brain, gives me all the imagination and all my senses wrapped up in a nice little bone box. Without it writing would become a nightmare.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Not entirely sure and the answer would probably depend on the day. 

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Not entirely sure and the answer would probably depend on the day. 

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Italy or Ireland - Italy for the art and culture. Ireland for the - well have you seen it. Hills and Castles and beer.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Italy or Ireland - Italy for the art and culture. Ireland for the - well have you seen it. Hills and Castles and beer.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Loaded question, depends on the room of people I'm walking into... feels like a trap. I excel at making coffee, non-linear conversation (tangents are my thing/ editing is a must), and sarcasm. 

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Loaded question, depends on the room of people I'm walking into... feels like a trap. I excel at making coffee, non-linear conversation (tangents are my thing/ editing is a must), and sarcasm. 

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

All the usuals - Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Rocky Horror, Evil Dead, The Clerks Series, Heathers

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

All the usuals - Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Rocky Horror, Evil Dead, The Clerks Series, Heathers

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

How to make paper, something I didn't use and will probably never need to know.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

How to make paper, something I didn't use and will probably never need to know.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

A never-ending book and music that never stops playing. This is assuming alcohol is included in the water... 

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

A never-ending book and music that never stops playing. This is assuming alcohol is included in the water...