Wednesday, June 24, 2015

20Q7A: An interview with C.V. Hunt

Yippee! It's Misery and Death and the latest edition of 20 Questions, 7 Answers, with author C.V. Hunt!

What's your latest book, and how does it differ from your previous work?

CVH: Misery and Death and Everything Depressing is my latest publication. It’s my first collection of short stories and flash fiction. It also includes a novella.

Do you have any creative endeavors other than writing fiction (art, music, knitting)?

CVH: I have a plethora of paintings collecting dust in my closet. I’ve also been known to sew some costumes here and there and make some lame book trailers. I’ve waffled with the idea of creating music but I’m really lazy.

If it was socially acceptable to wear anything as clothing, how would you dress?

CVH: Loincloths for everyone!

Who or what is your favorite movie monster, and why?

CVH: Hannibal Lecter. I like plausibility.

Do you listen to music when you write, and if so, what? Is it different than what you listen to when you're not writing?

CVH: I listen to music almost all day. Most of it is electronic and trance with some synth pop and grunge mixed in. I actually make playlists on Spotify for the each book I write. If the playlist is marked WIP then the book and the playlist are incomplete.

There’s not much difference between what I listen to while writing and what I listen to throughout the day. Sometimes I prefer to listen to music I’ve heard before while writing so I don’t get distracted by a new beat or lyrics.

What is your writing environment like? (Are you out in public or in seclusion? Is there noise? Is there coffee? Do you type on a laptop or write longhand on lined notebook paper?)

CVH: I write in my living room with headphones and a laptop. A cup of coffee is usually by my side. I use to play music through stereo speakers but my neighbor’s dog has made it impossible to concentrate without blocking the world with earbuds.

What's your secret?

CVH: I’ll never tell. Mwhahaha!


C.V. Hunt lives in Ohio and has never won anything. She's the author of several unpopular books.

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