Christoph Burmeister interview with David Alan Binder

Post date: Jun 17, 2018 4:07:36 PM

Christoph Burmeister interview with David Alan Binder



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1. Where are you currently living?

Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. What is the most important thing that you have learned in your writing experience, so far?

Style is a continuous distillation. How can I be me? Honestly expressing myself. No lies. That’s the bottom line of art to me.

3. What would you say is your most interesting writing, publishing, editing or illustrating quirk?

Definitely writing. But I also do a bit of illustration if decency permits.

4. Who is the name of your publisher and in what city are they located?

i2i Publishing. Manchester, UK.

5. Do you have any secret tips for writers on getting a book published?

Persistence. Stand for something. Do ask yourself this question: Why do I write?

6. So what are you standing for?

I am a young fiction writer, who believes that everybody should follow their dream.

7. Do you have any suggestions or helps for new writers (please be so specific that this most likely will not have been seen elsewhere)?

Develop your own style. Finding your own style is everything. Let me put it that way: you’re not Andy Warhol, because you hang gay at the wall, so you’ve to figure out what you want to say and how you’re going to say it… read and write until the words are fly.

8. How many books have you written?

Two. The next one is coming soon.

9. Do you have any tricks or tips to help others become a better writer (please be so specific that this most likely will not have been seen elsewhere)?

Find your sweet-spot for getting into a state of flow. There’s a word in Denmark called hygge, which is a state of happiness and contentment that one feels in a cozy, relaxing environment. For me, hygge is sitting at my secret spot and listening to a fine piece of music. Let my mind slowly drift away to a fantasy. Once there, the words flow naturally.

10. Do you have any suggestions for providing twists in a good story?

Just let your fantasy carry you beyond rational thought and self-control.

11. What makes your or any book stand out from the crowd?

An unaesthetic fear of the unknown haunts us, namely the unforeseen. A fear that shapes our lives. No human can unlearn to fear; we all have to learn how to deal with it. By picking up The Poetic Murderer, the reader travels a new route and learns to lead a fearless life by trusting in the own reality.

With that said, if you liked The Alchemist, you’ll love The Poetic Murderer.

12. What is one unusual way in which you promote your work?

I’ve brewed the beer to the novel (Øloquent), which is part of the story, and it’s served at readings or other events.

13. What is the one thing you would do differently now (concerning writing or editing or publishing or illustrating) and why?

Don’t listen so much to what other people try to tell you, even though sometimes it might be helpful, in the end it’s more important to trust in yourself.

14. What saying or mantra do you live by?

There’s nothing new under the sun, don’t take yourself too seriously, and have fun.

15. Anything else you would like to say?

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