Harry Seitz has lived in NYC most of his adult life. He has worked as a purchasing agent, waiter, real estate agent, legal financial proofreader, flyer distributor, salesman, math tutor, pollworker, accountant, and more. Up until November 2016, he will be working as a Peace Corps Volunteer on Ofu Island in the Kingdom of Tonga. After that, he has no idea what he’s going to do with himself, but hopes to avoid work for as long as possible, perhaps by finding a cheap place to live in a small cabin or cave in the hinterlands.
What inspires you to write?
When I see ideas that are neglected in certain aspects, such as the more subtle costs of power, or the broken rationality applied to conspiracies, politics, or other strongly emotionally biasing topics, I am inspired to write. When I'm completely confused about life and the world in general, which is a lot of the time, I am inspired to write. When I think of something that seems too clever to be left unsaid, I am inspired to write, though I am likely often wrong about this.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't really have a process aside from checking my work as often as I can stand to, which is sometimes as many as two or even three times. I write when I want to, or when I feel like I have to before I completely forget what I'm trying to say. Sometimes I write out of sheer boredom.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
If I'm lucky, I can hear them speaking to me.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Jim Thompson, Celine, Henry Miller, Arthur C. Clarke, Balzac, and others.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because I was tired of catering to others in terms of what they wanted me to write about, how they wanted me to write it, how they wanted me to submit it, etc.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
t's already become a lot easier for people to self-publish, but it will become harder to separate what has quality from what doesn't. Standing out will be just as difficult as ever, and self-published authors will have to devote more and more time to networking and marketing as opposed to writing. A good marketer might do better than a good writer indefinitely if he keeps changing pen names.
What genres do you write?
science fiction, pulp, thrillers, action adventure
What formats are your books in?
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