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Interview Yourself #18: Projects and a career

Hi, folks! Today, I’m continuing with a new, unique series of posts. In the coming weeks, I’m going to be interviewing myself using pre-written questions from other blog sites, like these ones via BookFox.

It’s going to be a lot of fun, and a great way for me to reveal a little bit more about myself, my writing and my habits. Are you ready? Good – let’s get started.

 

Dane Cobain

 

What are your current projects?

I always have loads of them on the go at any one time. At the moment, I’m working on Subject Verb Object (an anthology of new writing), Driven and Netflix & Kill from the Leipfold series, and a new project called ‘Meat‘ that’s in the planning stage.

 

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Shout out to my friend Neil Denham. He’s a very busy man, but he always takes the time to read my books and to show his support wherever he can.

 

Do you see writing as a career?

For sure! Even though it’s been more of an evenings and weekends thing in terms of where the money comes from, I’m working on making it my full-time gig.

 

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I don’t think so – I’m pretty happy with my last few releases. I just wish more people would buy ’em!

 

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Not really – I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Even when I was in primary school, I used to write my own parody versions of the popular songs in the charts.

 

Dane Cobain
Dane Cobain

 

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

You can have a small snippet from Netflix & Kill that made me laugh when I wrote it:

“Genitals?”

“Genitals,” Cholmondeley confirmed. “Another set for the collection. Male genitals, the full cock and balls.”

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Making money from it can be pretty difficult, and it’s also not easy to gather reviews. There are just so many books on the market that it’s hard to break through the noise.

 

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

It’s hard to pick just one, but I’ve always liked how Charles Bukowski manages to say so much with such simple language.

 

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

Not really. I can do quite a lot of it online, and I also don’t really have the cash to go travelling purely for research purposes. But if I go somewhere, I try to figure out a way that I can use it in my work.

 

Who designed the covers?

I work with a very talented cover designer called S. L. Stacker. She’s a badass author in her own right, but she also has leet skills when it comes to using Photoshop.

 

Dane Cobain - Come On Up to the House
Dane Cobain – Come On Up to the House

 

So there we have it – that’s the latest instalment of Interview Yourself over and done with! Thanks, as always, for reading, and be sure to keep your browser pointed to DaneCobain.com. You can also sign up to my mailing list, follow me on Facebook and Twitter or check out my books for further info. I’ll see you soon!

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