Another dream-crusher is Chuck Bukowski. Take for example his poem SOME PEOPLE:
some people never go crazy.
Posted by H.E. ELLIS | January 11, 2014 | Categories: Books, Humor, Uncategorized | Tags: antidisestablishmentarianism, Bill Buckner, blogs, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bukowski, Chuck Palahniuk, crab salad, Disco Stu doesn't read H.E. Ellis, electoral college, Ellroy, fandom, fiction, flacidity, Frederick Muhlenberg, literature, loserdom, Neil Gaiman, novels, Oakland Raiders, prose, ribosomes, Roberta Flack, STEPHEN KING, suckitude, syzygy, writing | 38 Comments
It’s time for another interview with a member of THE TWISTED FICTIONEERS, a group of authors who collaborate on charity writing projects such as ICONIC INTERVIEWS and F*CKED UP FAIRY TALES. Every Wednesday and Saturday we will feature an interview from a different author who has contributed to our writing ventures.
Since today is none other than Edward Hotspur’s birthday, I thought it fitting to feature his interview and get a glimpse into the mind of this blogger extraordinaire. For those of you out there who reside under rocks and who may not know, Edward Hotspur has written everything from a disenfranchised Tom Turkey to shameless Elf Erotica to all points and posts in between. His STORIES blog page alone is enough to keep a reader busy straight through to the Rapture. Luckily for us, we won’t have to wait that long to find out what makes the great EH tick. So raise your glasses and toast another year to:
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
When I could imagine.
Do you prefer to write in a specific genre and if so, why?
I would prefer to – however, my brain won’t let me, which is why I have a hard time finishing anything. I can write posts, but they are all over the place, as you can tell from my blog.
What techniques do you use when crafting your writing day to day that keeps you focused on the plot and storyline?
During successful writing times, I totally visualized the scene, and visualized myself as the main character in that scene, then just described what I saw and how I felt. Another technique is to take a real situation, and make it absurd. Sometimes in life you can do that without much tweaking.
Many readers will probably be offended by F*cked Up Fairy Tales and/or Iconic Interviews. What is your message behind the irreverence?
Mine was “OH MY GOD I’M WRITING FILTH!” – which I tried to disguise as ‘dirty and monogamous need not be mutually exclusive’, or ‘romance is extremely sexy’, or something… hey! Look over there!
What is the most challenging aspect of the mechanics of writing for you, and how do you overcome it?
I can write all day long in short bursts. I can hit publish. I can’t seem to edit for books, and that’s why I have enough stuff for 10 books, but only have basically one done, and that only electronically.
There is art and science involved in writing. What is your favorite aspect of writing in the context of its art?
Describing the scene. Freedom to create. Spaghetti on the wall technique.
Ten years from now, what are you writing?
Scenes From A Lear Jet? Scenes From A Tropical Island?
And now for a little something extra we bring you…
TEN THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT EDWARD HOTSPUR!
1. What would you consider to be your best personality trait?
Stubbornness. Persistence is an incredibly powerful tool, but….
2. What do you think is your worst personality trait?
Stubbornness. …when it crosses over into ‘going for the kill’, it can be bad.
3. You wake up Saturday morning and everyone has left you alone for the day. What do you do?
Things that I can’t do with a bunch of people in the house. Typically things that involve shutting off the water, the power, or both.
4. Name one person, living or dead, who you’d like to take to dinner:
Sidney Poitier. No, seriously, my wife. We rarely get that chance.
5. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
Hard to say. Time travel would be nice, but so would healing, speaking any language, or immortality.
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Assuming that certain conditions existed, I’d live in Florida, and have houses in England and Japan.
7. Your favorite book/favorite meal/favorite sport:
Book – hard to say. Impossible. Meal – steak, because rare. Getting steak, not the condition of the steak. Sport – Child rearing. Wait, what?….. Oh, okay. Then I like hockey.
8. Your favorite movie/food/song that you secretly like but don’t want to admit:
There are no songs that I like that I wouldn’t admit to liking.
9. What job do you wish you had?
Writer, rock star, club owner, etc. Something fluid and creative, but that still requires structure.
10. Your favorite swear word:
“James Lipton.” Just kidding. It’s ‘fuck’, including all its variants.
FEATURED EDWARD HOTSPUR WORK:
Posted by H.E. ELLIS | January 9, 2014 | Categories: Books, Humor, The Twisted Fictioneers | Tags: birthday, blogs, Comedy, EDWARD HOTSPUR, fiction, Iconic Interviews, life, ramblings, ROMANCE, satire, Tom Turkey, writing | 7 Comments
In honor of the New Year and for all the impending January birthdays around blogworld (including my own) I’ve decided to draw a parallel between various bloggers and their coordinating astrological signs. I plan on doing one of these at the beginning of every month for each sign, so stick around and see just how close I get to yours.
Today I begin with my own sign which is:
Here is a brief overview of Capricorns in all their glory:
- They tend to lecture other people about life and how to survive it.
- They are hard-workers and status seekers.
- Often mistakenly viewed as “elitists.”
- Capricorns treat their friends very well and, in some cases, even prefer they company to that of anyone else.
- Capricorns are deep, mysterious and full of intrigue and there always seems to be something going on in their minds.
Ah, yes…Capricorn. The answer to the question nobody asked.
We’re the bloggers who always have something witty and insightful to say, whether you wanted to hear it or not. We’ve asked all the right questions, know all the right answers and have little time or patience for your opinion on the matter (although secretly we love when you leave comments that allow us to show off our verbal acuity).
Most of us are ambitious enough to write at least one blog post a day, sometimes more, but never on the same topic. We wax poetic about everything. We enjoy mocking the status quo more than regurgitating it because really, where is the challenge in that? And speaking of challenges, we are all about winning- even in blogworld. We Capricorns believe WordPress should have a little box dedicated just to us and our blog posts. I mean, come on? Who is better at writing anything than we are? Am I right? Am I?
Alright, let’s move on to love and relationships. Here’s what the interwebs have to say about Capricorn men:
“While a Capricorn male might display what could be termed as an aggressive behavior when it comes to getting what he wants, beneath that façade is a shy and introverted guy. Don’t misinterpret his shyness as being disinterested. He just doesn’t know how to express his emotions without feeling self-conscious in the process.”
Apparently the Universe has decided that all date-rapists are to be born between December and January. Not being one to judge, let’s hear what the interwebs have got to say about us Capricorn women:
“You want to love and be loved, but when the feeling starts to blossom, something always seems to stop you from acknowledging it and pursuing it.”
I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ALL THINKING AND YOU’RE WRONG! THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT LOVE, I’M TELLING YOU! LOVE!
It is widely accepted in astrological circles that the best mate for any particular zodiac sign is to be paired with one of his or her own kind. That being said, astrologists everywhere are in agreement that the WORST romantic pairing for a Capricorn is…
So in conclusion, I’ll sum up my evaluation of the Blogger Capricorn with this synopsis of our sign:
“Capricorn has a certain exclusive side to its nature, often preferring to associate itself with people it deems worthy.”
In other words, we know we’re the shit, but we think you are too.
Stay tuned next month for AQUARIUS – THE REBEL WITHOUT A CLUE.
Posted by H.E. ELLIS | January 1, 2014 | Categories: Humor, Uncategorized | Tags: capricorn, dating, football, freshlypressed, girls, horoscope, Humor, interwebs, Karma, love, lust, pats, people, porn, ravens, Sex, sports bloggers, status seekers, superbowl, yesiamjustaddingsocialmediatagsthatwillgetmehitsbecausetheyaretrending | 53 Comments