Friday, September 27, 2013

1 Word Interview with Michael Di Gesu and Celebrations

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Please give a warm welcome to Michael Di Gesu, my guest today for the 1 Word Interview!

Michael is a super talented writer, designer, and all around creative guy who has an amazing heart for helping others. His business, Michael Di Gesu Presents, is a service he's created to write book blurbs and introductions, and as many of us know from last year's A to Z, he's really gifted at making each person he presents feel priceless.

If you don't know Michael yet, please, visit him after reading his answers to this super short interview.

1. What's your current favorite word?


2. In one word, what inspires you?


3. What's one word that describes your writing habits?


4. What's one word that you wish you could get rid of in your writing?


5. What's one word that describes your writing desk?


6. Share the best writing advice/tool/quote that helps you. (please limit to one sentence)

Never lose your passion no matter how many obstacles stand in your way.

7. What's your current project?

A 1940's Film Noir novella

Wow! I love those words, Michael!!! I even like flash . . . although I wonder just who is flashing whom in your fiction. :) Sorry, had a gutter moment there.
I can relate to sporadic writing habits, and I love that your desk is inviting.
I'm looking forward to reading that novella.

Many thanks to Viklit for hosting this weekly celebration!

Celebrate the Small Things:
1. I'm biking 3-4 days a week still, even on cold, dark, wet mornings.
2. I'm making snail pace progress on Champion in Flight, but slow progress is better than none.

 What are you celebrating? Do you know Michael? Go visit him today!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sporadic! I know the feeling, Michael. Good stuff, guys.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Flash? Is that your overused word?

Shah Wharton said...

Love the One Word interview idea. Great interview. :)

Shah, X

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love the part about never losing your passion!

And good for you on the biking! I've slacked off a bit but hope to get back on track next week/month. :)

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Good job on your biking and progress on your writing project. Even some progress will add up.
Happy weekend.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's great to have an inviting desk and congrats on the biking!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Tyrean, Hi everyone...

Thanks for featuring me today Tyrean... Seems everyone is "curious" about my "Flash" word. LOL.

I use it mostly in "flash a smile...." So get those minds out of the gutter... LOL.

GREAT that you are riding 3-4 days a week. Fitness is so important for the MIND and BODY...

SInce my unpredictable accident, I can't work out ... only walk. Just about another month of healing for my broken wrist and I will be able to get back to my gym workouts... I can't wait... The holidays are coming and I have lots of wonderful baking planned.. LOL.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Michael, love your writing advice. Sporadic is my writing state too at the moment.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - yes, Michael's writing habits are sounding similar to mine at the moment.

L. Diane - Michael's overused word both put my mind in the gutter, and then made me think of Flash Gordan . . . so it's interesting the connotations we find in just one word.

Shah - Thanks!

Madeline - I love Michael's advice too.

Deanie - Thanks! I'm just taking it one step at a time.

Maurice - Michael's desk sounds wonderful! I'm not sure I could describe my workspace that way, and now that I've read his word, I think I need to make some changes.

Michael - Thanks for joining me, and letting me tease you a bit about "flash." I also think about Flash Gordon when I hear that word. I love that your character's flash smiles :) - that totally fits you.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Rachna - his advice is great! And he's lived it out with his recovery.

S.K. Anthony said...

Loved it! Interesting overused word... now I want to know why!!! (Great way of pulling us in as readers lol)

Yay for keeping up with the biking, that's awesome ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

SK - I agree. His overused word is really interesting - he explains it a bit in a comment. :)

And thanks!

Nana Prah said...

I stopped by for your celebration, but I enjoyed the one word interview. Congrats on making a little bit of progress on your work. I'm impressed with riding your bike, no excuses for you.

Julie Dao said...

Great words! "Atmospheric" is a personal favorite of mine :)

Heather Holden said...

Love the advice about not losing your passion!

And wow, you're biking 3-4 days a week? Impressive!

Mark Means said...

Michael is awesome and great interview! :)

Nicki Elson said...

I had no idea how a one-word interview would work - but this is genius! It's amazing how much one word can reveal. And yes, I'm quite familiar with Michael's awesome creativeness & ability to make one feel special. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Michael is so awesome. Love your interview with him!

Morgan said...

Loooooved Michael's words. They were all so HIM! What a fun interview idea. Totally loved this.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on my page for the Blog Blitz. I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments I received. This is why I love being part of the Blitz Team!! Lily.

Denise Covey said...

I know and love Michael as a valued member of the blogging community. I have read excerpts from his wonderful noir. I've also seen pictures of his study remodel which makes me so jealous! What a beautiful space to write in.

Thanks for interviewing Michael today.


Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Tyrean, Hi, all,

Thanks everybody for your kind words... I really appreciate them!

Julie Flanders said...

Another great interview. These are so fun!

And congrats on your writing progress. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Its great to get to know Michael a little better, one word at a time!

Nick Wilford said...

Intrigued about "flash". Maybe Michael has a photographer in his novella - there's a clean explanation for you! Fun interview.

M Pax said...

Inviting is better than the growing piles on my desk. Happy week to you, Tyrean, and to Michael.