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Author Interview – Jack Remick


Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft? Write a lot before you try to publish. Take some writing classes. Study rhetoric. Aimage useful book for this is Writing With Clarity and Style, by Robert Harris. Work only with writers who know more than you do. Beware of the phrase, “I really like your writing but…” Learn about timed writing as set forth in Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. Don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t let failure eat you up. Every writer has boxes full of rejection notices, so don’t dwell on them. Don’t wallow in success. And above all, when you do get in print, don’t read your reviews. Hemingway said: “You’re only as good as your last book.” Bill Russell, the basketball legend said: “Money and success only make you a bigger what you were before.” Jack Remick says: “Discipline is your obligation to the gift.”

What are three words that describe you? Disciplined. Curious. Relentless.

What’s your favourite book or who is your favourite writer? Blood Meridian. Cormac McCarthy.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book. Gabriela and The Widow is a story of chaos, revenge, and change. Gabriela seeks revenge for the destruction of her village. The Widow craves balance for the betrayals in her life. In the end, The Widow gives Gabriela the secret of immortality.

List of previous books if any Non-Fiction: The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery, with Robert J. Ray

Fiction: Blood

The Deification

Valley Boy

The Stolen House (out of print)

Josie Delgado—A poem of the Central Valley

Lemon Custard—Novella and Screenplay

Black Madonna in Blue–screenplay

Throwback and Other Stories—short fiction

Terminal Weird—short stories.

What would be the best way for readers to contact you? I keep a couple of blogs and websites. http://jackremick.com is my “author site” with blurbs about all my novels. There’s an email connection on that page but you can reach me at jackremick@gmail.com. In addition, Bob Ray and I run http://bobandjackswritingblog.com. This blog holds everything I know about writing. It’s there for the taking if anyone wants to sample it. The latest posts are “Writing Tips for the Commited Novelist” and “ Story Development.” Bob Ray is a successful mystery novelist who knows all the secrets and is willing to share them.

Where can people find your book? My publisher is Coffeetown Press. All my novels are up on amazon.com as well as Barnes & Noble. There’s also a list of e-books on Smashwords.


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Genre – Women’s Fiction

Rating – PG

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Website http://jackremick.com/

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Jack said...

Thanks for running this interview. I hope your readers find something of value to take away.

mywildskies.com said...

Jack Remick is the most quotable living author I know. Great stuff in here. Thanks for posting this!

Jack said...

Hello: For your readers who want to connect the writing to the writer, here's the url to me reading the opening of Gabriela and The Widow:

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