Wednesday, March 16, 2011


My recent interview with David Wisehart about the release of Lost Exit on Kindle is up today.  No violence or cursing (at least nothing usually associated with a Kevin Michaels story), but it's still a good read.  If you're interested, you can check it out at:



Julie Lewthwaite said...

That's a really interesting interview, Kevin, thanks for sharing. There are some good insights into your approach to writing there.

I was reading recently that writing by hand engages different parts of the brain than does writing on a keyboard. My preferred method of coming up with a first draft is also to write by hand. I do a quick first edit as I key in the text, then ideally do my first full read through and make my next set of changes on a hard copy.

I can work solely on screen if I have to, of course, but I wonder what approach other writers take?

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Nice job on the interview. Reading your novel now on my nook, and enjoying it so far!

Anonymous said...

great interview. I hope your book does well.


Kevin, your mind blows concise and far-reaching in all the same gusts. A reader can sense the phenomenal care and fire you put into your style, your thought processes on-the-flow, your characters and where you watch them go.

SAME TOO . . . the way you interview. I found myself wanting to further know this fella and maybe even discuss writing and -- WAIT! I DO!!!

Lucky me.
Lucky world.

Check out the interview folks. What this Kevin Michaels varmint says about making your characters 'happen' is the stuff pages were made for.

~ Absolutely*Kate,
who thought David Wisehart had wise queries too

Kevin Michaels said...

Thanks all- appreciate the comments/feedback. I think that each writer's writing process is uniquely his/her own, and what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for the other. For me, it's all about killing trees and writing/re-writing/and re-writing again before I commit to putting it on the laptop, and even then I still print and edit off a hard copy.... conservationists hate me.


My hands get shaky too, if I go too long away from a notebook or the back of a napkin. I hear your refrain JoiseySensation. There's a kinda magic that leaps from mind when it has someplace to plop itself.

pegjet said...

I enjoyed reading the insights and getting a glimpse at your writing processes.
The one thing that had an impact for me was that publishing is a craft, just like writing. What an insight--I never thought of it that way.

Someday, I'll have the guts to start (and hopefully) finish a novel. A few ideas kicking, but nothing down and dirty yet.

You are an inspiration. I would love to sit down with you someday and discuss the craft of writing.