A great mirror interview continuing this excellent series. I was prompted to buy the book on the basis of this interview.
Question: So Joe, why should I read your books and other writings?
Joe: Because I’m funny.
Question: Why do you think you’re so funny?
Joe: If I don’t think I’m funny, who will? And besides, what do I have to lose.
Question: What’s one thing you could do without in writing?
Joe: Adjectives. Adjectives are for the weak.
Question: That’s a bit brutal.
Joe: I know. I know. I said it mostly for effect. What I mean is I have little need for adjectives and could survive writing without them. I’m not sure if that’s true but I’d like to give it a shot one day. My sometimes fluid grasp of grammar might get in the way though.
Question: What’s your biggest writing challenge?
Joe: Trying to be both serious and funny. And then be taken seriously for that. But…
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