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Jason Franks

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Jason Franks is the author of the occult rock'n'roll novel Bloody Waters and the Sixsmiths graphic novels, well as numerous other comics and short stories

His second novel, Faerie Apocalypse, was published in 2018 by IFWG.

Born in South Africa, Franks grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He has also lived in the United States and Japan.

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Jason Franks Superstitions, no.

My routines have changed as my life has changed. When I was a student I would write whenever I could. I was always sneaking into a…more
Superstitions, no.

My routines have changed as my life has changed. When I was a student I would write whenever I could. I was always sneaking into a computer lab to try to smack out some paragraphs.

At my first job, if the fever was upon mine I would email paragraphs to myself when my manager wasn't looking. He used to sit about a meter away from me and spent half the day looking over my shoulder so that was tough!

I wrote a big chunk of both Bloody Waters and Faerie Apocalypse while I was staying with my Aunt Celia in Ottawa. I'd do three or four sessions a day, alternating projects, before and after lunch, sitting at her dining table with my laptop open and the radio on. (106.9 FM The Bear!) In between writing sessions I spent time applying for jobs all over North America. I have very fond memories of that time.

When I lived in Florida I would write after work. I had my CD collection again so I would listen to that, and I would usually have the TV on as well.

When I moved back to Australia I had, for the first time, my own home office. No TV in there, so I would listen to whatever I had in itunes or nothing. I worked from home for a company overseas for a long time so I had strange hours, then, and I would write at whatever time of the day I felt like it.

Since I got married I share the office with my wife, so I no longer listen to music while I write. I write mostly at night, now, after our son has gone to sleep.

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Jason Franks I really don't suffer from writer's block, because I always have multiple projects going.

That's not to say that I don't ever get tired or stuck in…more
I really don't suffer from writer's block, because I always have multiple projects going.

That's not to say that I don't ever get tired or stuck in the middle of a story, but when that happens I will just switch out what I'm doing so I'm still productive. It's much easier to solve problems when you're fresh, and usually I find that when I come back to it there's an obvious answer. It's rare that I get stuck on some story point for more than one writing session.
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The Sixsmiths: Volume One

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Bloody Waters

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Hey their, fussy eaters,


Hugo and Nebula nominated author Larence Schoen asked me to talk about food on his blog. I like food. You should read me talking to him about food. If you like food. 


Everyone likes food.


Go read the interview here:


http://www.lawrencemschoen.com/plugs/eating-authors-jason-franks/


Then, when you’re done, go check out some of Lawrence’s excellent science fiction:


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