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!
Week 9: Liam Selby
Today’s author first appeared in Jozi Flash 2017, and he’s back this year to wow us with more of his brilliant writing! Please join me in welcoming Liam Selby, who writes as L.O.K Selby.
1. So, tell us about yourself but in old school Twitter 140 character format.
Fantasy geek. Avid reader. Likes games.
2. We always hear about why you started writing but now, what keeps you writing?
Worldbuilding. I absolutely love creating new places, new peoples and cultures, and the natural life to go with it all. I hop between projects a lot because I always have new things I want to explore in my worlds.
3. What would you say is your writing quirk?
I listen to weird and funky rave music while writing. Is that a quirk?
4. What genre would you say is your worst, and why?
Comedy. I really struggle to write natural and flowing comedy. Guess it’s something I should work on.
5. What’s one thing you love about writing?
The discovery of new worlds, coupled with the fact that I watch my worlds and characters come to life. I love having my characters take the reins and form the stories they were meant to tell.
6. If you were a character in your favourite genre, who would you be and why?
Taniel Two-shot from the Powdermage series! He is just one of the most real characters I’ve ever come across, and he has the heart of a lion. He’s loyal, strong and doesn’t take !@#$ from anyone!
7. Was writing something you saw yourself doing as a child?
Yes – I used to write all sorts of silly pieces when I was a child. Creative Writing in school was by far my favourite subject, and I already knew when writing up my essays that I wanted to be a writer, whether professionally or not.
8. If you could rewrite any book, what would it be and why?
Sacrilege! I would never even consider such a thing. An author’s work is perfect as they wrote it – I have no business rewriting anyone’s work.
9. Being published is a major step forward so what will you do, now?
Keep writing and keep aiming for publishing my work! Also, I’m going to be writing up a tonne of stories for D&D!
10. If you had to ask the person closest to you, what kind of author do they think you are?
Are we talking closest emotionally, or physically within my vicinity? They would say I’m a patient author who spends too much time working on the fine details of my worlds.