Friday, February 01, 2008

WEEKEND SURPRISE - HEIDI'S PICK SIX - CHRISTOPHER FULBRIGHT

Christopher Fulbright_Heidi's Pick SixChristopher Fulbright

HEIDI'S PICK SIX

1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?

4. What else can you do besides write?
I can play guitar. I can cook. I can build web sites. I can shoot a can off a fencepost at 50 yards with a .45 caliber pistol. I can fix the bloodied knees of crying little girls and soothe grieving hearts. I can learn from my mistakes. I can make a damn good cup of coffee. I can solve systems of linear equations. In my car, I can sing like James Hetfield.


5. Who are you reading right now?
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora


6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?

9. Food you could eat everyday.
Oatmeal and yogurt; I pretty much do eat them every day. And, as much as I love chocolate chip cookies, I have to try *not* to eat them every day.


10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
My wife and I love to watch mixed martial arts. I enjoy weightlifting and exercising but have been out of it for a while due to a hernia. I'm starting back at it slowly now, but should be in a steady rhythm come February.


11. What kind of music speaks to you?
Metal.


12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
Short stories for me begin as a concept or an image compelling enough to sit down and describe. The magic of stories is how they unravel themselves and take form on the page without any sort of formal outlining. However, I have learned that an outline is valuable for longer projects. Novels are difficult to write organically without a lot of fixing to be done during the revision process. These days, before I begin a novel, I will bash out an outline first.


13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?

Christopher Fulbright was once a journalist, but then he sobered up. Now he goes to school and writes software user manuals for a living. He’d probably be drunk on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico if it weren’t for his lovely wife Angeline Hawkes giving new meaning to his previously miserable existence. His stories have been published in a bunch of magazines with the word “dark” in their titles. He’s written some books, too; stuff about werewolves, vampire hunters, demon babies, and a subjugated race of males kept as sex slaves. For hot, online action, check out his Web site.

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