Inside The Author’s Head: Mark West
Interview / July 16, 2013

Q1. What is your favorite word? Dude Q2. What is your least favorite word? No Q3. How has social media helped your career? I think it probably has, yes, certainly in terms of having more people know who I am and what I do. Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career? Spending too long on it, having people I don’t know send me messages asking me to critique their work (for free) and then getting shirty when I say I don’t have the time. Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’m a Finance Manager, I’d love to be a professional writer. Q6. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that was too difficult really.  I’d hate to work in an industry that harmed you, I’d hate to work on the ocean. Q7. What is your favorite curse word?  Fuck Q8. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hey mate, you did alright there, I don’t think you could have fitted much more in. Thanks for the insight Mark! For more information about Mark and…

Coming Soon – Inside The Author’s Head
Interview , News / July 15, 2013

As a bit of an experiment, I decided recently that it was time to try something new here at The Eloquent Page. Regular readers will know I’ve said before that I love to read, but I’m not a writer. I’ll happily admit however that I’m more than a little bit in awe of anyone who does possess this rare ability. These are my rock stars, the storytellers and the word-smiths. Unsurprisingly, I have an insatiable curiosity about what makes the creative mind function (if I had my way I’d love to rummage around in their heads and see what makes them tick. Sadly, I’ve been advised by my crack legal team that this sort of behaviour is generally frowned upon, at least in a literal sense). I was watching television and an idea occurred to me. Why not ask as many writers as were willing, the same series of questions. If your familiar with Inside The Actor’s Studio then you’ll see that I’ve come up with a questionnaire based on a similiar format to the one used by James Lipton. On the 9th July I sent out a call via Twitter and some lovely writery types replied. Over the next…

Interview – Myke Cole
Interview , Myke Cole / May 1, 2013

Sometime guest reviewer, Sam Strong (@MrSamStrong) recently interviewed author Myke Cole (@MykeCole) on behalf of The Eloquent Page. Before I hand you over, I’d just like to thank to Myke and Sam for the great interview. Thanks guys. ~  ~  ~  ~ Arguably the best known of all role playing game (RPG) systems, Dungeons & Dragons has spawned many clones, transferred itself into every kind of media imaginable and has become nothing short of legendary. The other week, Pat Robertson, chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, claimed that D&D has literally destroyed lives. In response to this, Myke Cole, author of Control Point and Fortress Frontier (and hopefully the next one in the series real soon), tweeted and people responded: This struck a chord with me. The idea of imagination, focused through an RPG, as a transforming force is very powerful. I dropped Myke an email and asked if he’d mind answering a few follow up questions. Here are his responses: SS: What was your first RPG experience? MC: Playing the old basic D&D boxed set with my brother in my mom’s basement. Yes, it’s true, I actually played D&D in my mom’s basement. My brother didn’t have anyone to play with,…

The Eloquent Page Interviewed
News / October 3, 2012

Over at Jo Fletcher Books today there is an interview with an up-and-coming new book reviewer that I think everyone should check out…. Ok, I admit it. It’s me. Don’t let that put you off though. Jo Fletcher Books