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Interview with Brian Kirk, author of We Are Monsters - July 9, 2015

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Interview with Brian Kirk, author of We Are Monsters - July 9, 2015

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Interview with Brian Kirk, author of We Are Monsters - July 9, 2015

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6 Comments on The Qwillery: Interview with Brian Kirk, author of We Are Monsters - July 9, 2015

  • Anonymous
    on July 09, 2015 | 13:23 Anonymoussaid :
    "Hi Brian! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of We Are Monsters. It sounds great.

    How long did it take you to finish the first draft? And a side question, do you write the first draft and then edit, or do you edit as you go?"
  • bn100
    on July 09, 2015 | 13:31 bn100said :
    "sounds interesting"
  • traveler
    on July 09, 2015 | 13:45 travelersaid :
    "I enjoyed learning about the author, his research, writing and writers whom he reads. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com"
  • Kaye Killgore
    on July 14, 2015 | 01:35 Kaye Killgoresaid :
    "This sounds like an interesting read"
  • Brian Kirk
    on July 16, 2015 | 13:18 Brian Kirksaid :
    "Hi Josh! You're welcome. Thank you for participating.

    It took me approximately a year to complete the first draft (competing with many distractions, such as raising infant twins!). I've found that finishing the first draft and then editing works best for me. Drafting feels like slopping clay onto a potter's wheel. Editing is where I pull out the more delicate sculpting tools.

    Editing, while drafting, slows me down and invites the more self-critical side of my brain into the equation, which, I've found, can stifle creativity. While I will read over the previous scene before I begin a new day's work, I don't mess with it much.

    Here's an article I wrote on the lessons I learned while writing this first draft if you want to learn more. http://briankirkblog.com/tips-for-writing-your-first-draft/

    Thanks again for the interest, and the question. "
  • Brian Kirk
    on July 16, 2015 | 13:20 Brian Kirksaid :
    "Thanks! I hope you'll give it a try. "
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