Friday, July 14, 2006

Dave King Tells All on Bat Segundo Show

If, like me, you're a fan of Dave King's wonderful debut novel, THE HA-HA, then pop on over to the Bat Segundo show and hear King divulge some of his trade secrets to Ed Champion. It's a true peek under the hood. You get to hear about the iambic pentameter version of the novel, as well as the ending that struck early readers dumb...(he's since changed it). You also hear about the care he took to keep the tone light, almost informational, to avoid turning this super-dramatic subject matter into movie-of-the-week treacle. King is articulate, humble but not insecure, and really seems to have both feet on the ground. It's also nice for me to hear about another writer who started out as a visual artist. A true role model for us fiction beginners, and a very entertaining and educational podcast.



Anonymous Dave King said...

Hey, it's Dave, and I stumbled upon your comments completely unexpectedly. But what pleasant words to stumble upon, and I thank you for your generous thoughts. Good luck with your own writing!

11:50 PM  

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