Fictionaut Five Interview with Daniel Pyne

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

What’s the best writer’s advice you ever got?

Stay in the chair.  When you get up, anything can happen.  Sandwich.  Nap.  Seeing what the dogs are up to.  Finding that thing you lost the other day.  Or where the window was leaking last February during the big rain.

Getting out of the chair usually involves not writing.  Except when you’re thinking.

As long as you don’t think you’re thinking when you get up out of the chair to go and see if there are any Cheez-its left.

How did your novel, “A Hole In The Ground Owned By A Liar” find you, and you it?

A few years ago, my actual real life brother bought an actual real life collapsed gold mine (not on eBay), and opened it up with his backhoe.  It was awesome.  Meanwhile I had a couple of characters wandering around in my head who needed a place to play out their skirmish, and then I read a news story about a man who, on the way to showing some investors the gold mine he’d purportedly discovered in Indonesia, leapt out of a helicopter and plummeted into the jungle.

That was pretty much all I needed.”

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