Super excited for today’s 3Q’s guest!
Chris Marrs is from a small town in British Columbia (like me!) and now lives in Alberta (like me!). We connected a few years back and Marrs’ has been incredibly kind and supportive!
I’m a big fan of her work!
So, welcome, Chris!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Chris: My writing time could be described as chaotic at best. So much so I recently created a schedule of sorts and taped it next to the computer. I’m in between day jobs and found, given the chance to write all day, I was spending too much time falling down various rabbit holes or starting new projects then getting behind on the ones where the submission deadline is looming. The schedule has really helped keep me focused. Having said that, though, I work on two projects at the same time. I’ll swap from one to the other when I get stuck on one. I’m a pantser but also an over-thinker which leads to a sort of writing paralysis if something isn’t flowing right in a story. So switching to the other story lets my back brain noodle the issue without me getting in the way of myself.
Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a favorite character you’ve written?
Chris: I don’t really have a favorite character that I’ve written but the two I feel closest to are Autumn in PAPER AND PENCIL, SKIN AND INK and Julie in WILDWOMAN. They are both women who lose themselves, a nasty boyfriend in the case of Autumn and bullies and a non-present mother in the case of Julie, and struggle to overcome it, to find themselves again.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Chris: I’m really excited to have my story, PIECES OF PRUE, included in The Seventh Terrace Publishing’s forthcoming anthology TERRACE V: PENITENT’S GOLD (AVARICE). It’s the third instalment in their excellent Purgatorio series. Lust and gluttony, respectively, were the first two sins covered and I thoroughly enjoyed the stories in both anthologies. Highly recommended.
PENITENT’S GOLD drops November 7, 2022.
Steve: Bonus Question! What is your favorite album?
Chris: Picking an all-time favourite album is difficult as I have a favourite in pretty much all musical genres. I grew up in a small isolated town on the west coast of British Columbia in the 80s, our musical options were pretty limited. When we moved to a larger town, one of the girls I made friends with was into different types of music. She popped Guns’N’Roses APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION into her tape player and I got chills. Then she popped in Nirvana’s NEVERMIND and the same thing, chills. These were followed by Queen, Ice-T, and others and thus began my quest for music that gave me chills no matter which genre. Which makes it difficult to pick a favourite.
Thanks for having me, Steve! This was a lot of fun!
Thank you so much, Chris!
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