Inside the Writer’s Studio: Will Klein

This will be a series for the rest of November, or as long as I can find writers who want to talk to me. If you’d like to participate, hit me up.

First up is my husband. Hi, husband!

In general, what do you write?
words. That is so dickish, I know. Screenplays, novels. Role playing game scenarios. My blog, though now that October has passed that has kind of run out steam–I’m a terrible blogger without a concrete goal.

What are you working on now?
I’m sort of revising a YA novel. It’s contemporary fantasy–someone asked me if it was Urban Fantasy and I had to say that it was mostly Rural with a little Urban towards the end…

How long have you been writing?
My earliest memories don’t involve writing, but my mother still has stories and plays I wrote when I was six or seven.

Have you written other genres/mediums/etc.?
We were talking about genres? I, uh, I don’t know what genre I write in, honestly. I think all of my stuff is pretty funny, but it isn’t a broad humor (Except when it is). Also bloody. I write a lot of death, sometimes played for laughs, sometimes heroic sacrifice, sometimes tragedy… I write darkly comic horror action? Except when there is no action or horror….

Where do you write?
Mostly on the loading dock at work. I’ve written three and a half novels there–can you believe that shit? I think two, maybe three screenplays. A lot of bloggy shit. I used to write at the bar at home in the wee hours, but my computer is very old and my wife’s sister lives in front of my TV now, and I don’t get any sleep because of the children and the blood and the guy screaming down on the corner about his tumors–so I really only write at work now.

Who is your first reader?
My wife (Ed.: That’s me). She is also, on most of my screenplays, my writing partner–which makes them Our Screenplays. We’ve discussed collaborating in other endeavors too, but we have a hard time endeavoring. It’s her fault, really, that I’m trying to be a novelist. Because she needed a break from all the creative screaming and the whiskey madness and couldn’t devote time to any of the projects I wanted to work on, so she suggested I go off and be a good quiet boy and write a novel by my ownself. So I did, and I loved it, and it stuck.

Where can we see something you’ve written?
Well, at my blog–but that is all very unpolished, I use it as a Journal (a live journal?) really. I don’t bother doing much more than a perfunctory spell-check–sometimes not even that. My polished stuff, you have to ask to see that, but I’m such a slut at heart–I’ll show my goods to anyone who asks.

And to borrow from James Lipton (please imagine that I have a full beard and am strangely affable), please answer these in one word:

What is your favorite word?
Go

What is your least favorite word?
No

What turns you on?
Thoughts

What turns you off?
Stress

What sound do you love?
Bottle cap

What sound do you hate?
Shredder

What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck

Other than writing, what profession would you like to attempt?
Park Ranger

What profession would you not like to do?
Office job

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
There is beer in the fridge. Wait, why God? Whatever happened to St. Peter? I mean, if we’re doing Pearly Gates.

If a pearl necklace is when the guy ejaculates on the area between neck and breasts, is pearly gates when the ejaculate is on the inner thighs, outer folds of the vagina?

Er… I do not know the answer to that. Anyone?

3 thoughts on “Inside the Writer’s Studio: Will Klein

  1. nova ren suma

    November 5, 2010 at 4:12pm

    Will, you have one of the most interesting writing spaces of anyone I know: the loading dock. Seriously, one day when you’re a famous writer (a day that I believe will come!), this detail will become a part of your mythic rise to fame. I love it.

    Great new series, Annika. Can’t wait to read more.
    .-= nova ren suma´s last post ..The Month We’re All Writing Novels =-.

  2. Anne

    November 5, 2010 at 8:09pm

    When I read the last bit, I spit wine out of my nose. I don’t even want to know what that might be called :)

  3. courtney

    November 9, 2010 at 1:43pm

    omg the last line. ahahahahahaha.

    I LOVE THIS! Will, your book defies genre in the same way Bubba Ho-Tep does imo. So in that case you just say I write in the AWESOME genre when people ask.
    .-= courtney´s last post ..Halloween 2- Attack of the Chipmunk! =-.

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