Throwback Interview: Richard Dinnick (2006)

Throwback Interview: Richard Dinnick (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

Richard Dinnick started his writing career in 1986 on that most prestigious of titles, the Esher News Mail. From there a career in journalism beckoned. He decide to concentrate on the business arena and joined Director magazine as its editorial assistant. Richard has subsequently written for many publications ranging from the Sunday Express and FHM to Nursery World and Caterer & Hotelkeeper. He is also the author of The Internet Atlas published in 2000 and A History of the Internet is still in the works. Richard has also had a short story, “Neptune”, published in Big Finish’s Doctor Who anthology, Short Trips: Solar System, as well as a Space: 1889 audio play, The Lunar Inheritance, released by Noise Monster. His first Sapphire and Steel audio drama, Surest Poison is due to be recorded and released later this year. He also has an agent interested in his novel, The Dream of Reason. Richard takes some time out of his schedule to immerse himself in The Ten

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Throwback Interview: John S. Drew (2006)

Throwback Interview: John S. Drew (2006)

Several years ago, I engaged in a series of interviews with various authors in which I asked them ten questions about the craft, their work, and advice for new writers. Appropriately dubbed “The Ten”, I am reposting those interviews here for archival purposes. 

While the first two authors I interviewed for The Ten have been well-established ones with several novels underneath their belts, I thought it would be prudent to shift the focus in the third installment. Here, I would be interviewing an author who is still up-and-coming, but having had several stories and/or novellas professionally published. John S. Drew is that man, developing a solid reputation in the circles of fandom with his audio drama work for Everlasting Films. John S. Drew was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule as a full-time teacher, writer, and family man to take The Ten.

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musicHEADsphere 1.4

musicHEADsphere 1.4

The darkness is suffocating. Your mind buzzes with the dread of the limited light and the enormity of what lay behind you- the edge of creation, the wall of night culled from myth beyond which nothing you or I can comprehend exists.  

At this proximity to the edge of the universe, one’s sense of self becomes transient, because you- as I know you are doing right now- are attempting to contextualize your place in the face of such enormity.

Were I capable, I would wish that I could alleviate your concerns. Regardless, it would be a pointless endeavor.

The real issue becomes not that you are feeling this way, but why you are feeling this way.

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