|James F.W. Thompson|
Q: How long have you been writing, and what kind of stories do you most like to write?
Q: What's the title of your story in Unearthed? In general, do you get the title first, or do you write the story first? Do you remember what prompted this particular title?
A: My story in Unearthed is 'Fitting In.' I usually come up with the title almost immediately after I come up with the initial concept. Usually it's a joke about the story itself, which is probably why it pops into my head so quickly. Then I just have to hope the rest of the story fits with it. I remember I thought of that title because it is usually the last thought you would have when you are in... the situation my character (or characters) find themselves in in my story. No spoilers here!
Q: Please tell us: one book you've read recently, one book you're reading now, and one book on your to-read list.
Q: What's the best/worst writing advice you've ever been given?
Q: Have you ever read something and thought, “I wish I'd written that!”? What was it?
A: When I read the play 'Variations on the Death of Trotsky' by David Ives I instantly wished I had written it. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have read it but you forget who wrote it... I did.
You can visit James online at his website/blog: http://www.puddingstore.com/