A Bond of Words recently dropped. Pick up a copy of “A Bond of Words” in paperback or eBook at any book retailer worldwide, including Amazon. If you purchase the paperback directly from Scout Media, you will get another ‘Of Words’ anthology of your choosing in eBook for FREE as well as a FREE companion soundtrack download!!
In honor of being included in this anthology, many of the writers willingly stepped forth to let us peek inside their head with a short Q&A. Enjoy.
William Thatch — ” Finishing the Hat “
- What personal bond inspired your story?
A dear friend whom I pursued romantically, but it fell apart before it could begin. The drive to be perfect, or even just feel good enough, but always falling short of expectations is at the core of the story—and, ultimately, finding the progress you sought just after everything had fallen apart.
- What is the hardest part of writing for you? What is the easiest?
The hardest part, I think, is finding the right voice for the story. Sometimes it comes quick and easy, while other times it takes a couple of passes to find the right voice. I had the same problem with Strangers When We Meet. The easiest to me is plot progression. It’s a guttural instinct at this point, I can see how it all plays out from beginning to end from the start usually.
- If you could meet one author, living or dead, who you choose?
Me. My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to meet myself. I’m incredible, and you ungrateful pricks don’t recognize that near enough. Recognize me as your god now and I won’t wipe the earth clean of your insolence and rebuild a new type of humans, ones who know how amazing I am.
- If you were on death row, what would you request for a last meal?
The heart of my would-be executioner. Can’t kill me if he’s dead. This is a thinkin’ man’s game, and I’m two heart beats ahead at all time, suckers.
- What are you working on now?
I’m working on my first novel, the Wayward Son. It’s been a long development process, a lot of starts and stops along the way, but I feel strongly that this attempt will be the one that sees it finish. It’s about a man who returns home seeking to rebuild his life but has to confront the pain he caused before leaving. A few of my other published short stories are directly connected to this novel, including the Highway (A Journey of Words), Strangers When We Meet (Magical Reality) and coming soon The Ninth Step (At Death’s Door).