Ginger Nuts of Horror
Kyle Robinson has been writing for almost 11 years.His first story was published in 2012.
His most recent novella Blackout has just been published.
Blackout is the story of Jake Coreson. A man wanted nothing more than to write, it was his dream. But those dreams were shattered when he discovers a terrible secret that is locked inside him. It's a secret so staggering that people are willing to kill to find it. Jake is forced into a journey where his only options are kill or be killed. "Blackout" will be available for 2.99 on Smashwords, Amazon, Barns and Noble, and the Author Book Club, as well as other fine E-Book Retailers.
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
My name is Kyle Robinson. I've been writing on and off for the last 12 years, but didn't fully immerse myself into the craft until about 2 years ago. It was then that I started thinking that maybe I could make a living writing. All of that was thanks to my wonderful Fiancé Liz
Do you prefer the term Horror, Weird Fiction or Dark Fiction?
In my mind, I picture each one of those as their own Sub-genre. To me you see Horror, you think of stuff like Freddy, Jason, Pumpkin Head, stuff of that like. Then you have weird fiction, which could be anything from time-travel, to immortality. Then you have Dark Fiction, which screams evil, satanic cults, demons, things of that nature. I kind of dip my hand into each of the different types.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
Mr. Stephen King first and foremost, if not for him, I don't know that I'd be pursing writing. Then there are guys like John Grisham, James Patterson, and now I'm hooked on Dan Brown.
What are you reading now?
I'm smack dab in the middle of The Divinci Code. It's a hell of a book; I love the story telling though, if you know nothing about history and different references in the book, it takes a bit to get into. But once you're in, you won't get out.
Which book do you wish you had written?
"It" hands down. Not so much because of Stephen King, but because of the terror of clowns that it seems to bring with it. That story is responsible for more wet-beds and non-attended circus than any other in the world. To me that's a testament to the character, Pennywise.
If you could use any other author’s creation in your own work, who or what would you use?
There are three characters that I think I'd love to steal. Pennywise, because of the reasons listed above. Roland of the Dark Tower series just because of how grizzled and awesome the character was, and how amazing it was to read his journey. Finally, I'd say Rylan Gibbens of the stories by Elmore Leonard. Rylan is hands down one of the best developed characters I've ever seen.
Describe typical day spent writing. Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't have any real odd habits. Most of the time, I'll publish a post to my blog, then I'll sit down and write my word count, right now it's two-thousand but I hope to up that to five, maybe seven-thousand before it's all said and done. I have to have music, that's one thing that I require to write.
What piece of your own work are you most proud of?
I'm proud of most every piece I've done. Simply because of the work that has to go into it. Each day my writing seems to get better, and that basically means that each piece gets better. As far as pride goes, I just enjoy what I do and let my work speak for itself, and my pride is in every word I put on paper.
What is the hardest lesson you have learned with regards to your writing?
That you won't always like what you write. I started a short story series back in 2010, centred on a concept of demons and possession, but not in your traditional sense. I wrote the first two stories, and when I sat down to work on the third, and I realized, I didn't like the character, the storyline, or anything. The passion had gone away, so I put it away. That was one of the hardest things I've learned, when you don't like what you're writing, or you don't have the flame for it, put it down. If you don't it will show.
What do you like to do to relax?
I listen to music, read, and play video games. Those are the three biggest releases that I could ever ask for. It gives my brain a chance to completely shut down, and sometimes run on auto-pilot. Sometimes, that's what you need to do to recharge the batteries.
Can you tell us about your last book, and can you tell us about what you are working on next?
Currently, I have a short story and poetry collection available, for free, at smashwords, Kobo, Apple, and B&N called "More Than Memories" I'm finishing up and getting ready for the release of the novella, "Blackout" which came out of the ashes of the short story collection I talked about above. From there, it's onto a novel, which will likely be the first in a hopeful series that is set in the same world as "Blackout" it's going to be busy.
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