Natasha Stagg: How long have you been writing?
Mark Budman: Since I learned the alphabet.
NS: Do you write every day?
MB: Yes, just about.
NS: What are your thoughts on “writing on writing?” Ever read the advice other authors give?
MB: I suspect that everyone has a style which is best for them, but once in a while I do read what other people think about the craft.
NS: Do you have some advice to give?
MB: For what it’s worth (see the above) read other people’s fiction (not necessarily meta-fiction) and practice daily. Revise, revise, revise and don’t mince words.
NS: Who is your favorite author of the moment, and what should we read by them?
NS: What is a book that kind of blew your mind, that we’d be surprised by?
MB: Super Sad True Love Story. It’s hilarious how sad it is.