Now in it’s fourth year, the Jozi Flash anthology of flash fiction and short stories is bigger and better than ever.
Jozi Flash 2018: Colours of the City is due for release in September! Pop in every Wednesday from now until then to meet the authors involved in the project!
First up: Justin J. Conidaris
Hi guys, I’m back! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Justin James Conidaris. Fantasy writer, gamer, and very small time, casual YouTuber (JRPGs are my thing!). I’m taking part in this whole Flash Fiction thing again because, you know, it’s great and gives me a chance to explore genres other than fantasy.
1. So, tell us about yourself but in old school Twitter 140 character format.
Gamer. Writer. Anime and JRPG nut. Also not too social.
2. We always hear about why you started writing but now, what keeps you writing?
My dream of being published and letting the world enjoy my stories.
3. What would you say is your writing quirk?
That’s a hard question to answer. I really don’t know. I like writing strong, capable women? Is that quirky?
4. What genre would you say is your worst, and why?
Romance, because I’ve never actually been in a romantic relationship. I’m not too good with people.
5. What’s one thing you love about writing?
The fact that we can create entire universes in our minds, expand them, and just put them into words for everybody to enjoy. I love it.
6. If you were a character in your favourite genre, who would you be and why?
I’d be a wizard in an urban fantasy setting, because magic and modern life. That and it’d be hilarious to be a wizard running a site asking, “Is magic real?” while being an actual wizard.
7. Was writing something you saw yourself doing as a child?
Nah. I was more into drawing as a kid. I only got into writing near the end of high school.
8. If you could rewrite any book, what would it be and why?
Most of the Harry Potter series. Great series, full of ridiculous plot holes and inconsistencies. I mean, really, like the muggles (and what even is a muggle? Can’t we call them mundanes?) don’t know magic could be real? At least the ones higher in the government? And for the love of Merlin, somebody teach these Purebloods how genetics works already! And—-yeah I’m going to stop there before I go into a rant.
9. Being published is a major step forward so what will you do, now?
Keep writing and playing games, obviously.
10. If you had to ask the person closest to you, what kind of author do they think you are?
A good but lazy one.
That’s all, bye!
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