Friday, December 13, 2013

1 Word Interview with Milo James Fowler, 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway #2, and Celebrate the Small Things

Please welcome Milo James Fowler, a man on a mission to have 100 short stories and a novel published by his 40th birthday! With over 80 stories published and a novel out at Every Day Novels, he's well on his way to making his dreams come true. Somehow he does all this, teaches full-time, spends time with his family, and find times to sleep. He's truly an amazing and inspiring writer.
 
1. What's your current favorite word?
 
Pugnacious
 
2. In one word, what inspires you?
 
Courage
 
3. What's one word that describes your writing habits?
 
Persistent
 
4. What's one word that you wish you could get rid of in your writing?
 
Just
 
5. What's one word that describes your writing desk?
 
Portable
 
6. Share the best writing advice/tool/quote that helps you. (please limit to one sentence)
 
"The worst stuff you write is always better than the best stuff you don't." - Anonymous
 
7. What's your current project?
 
I'm deep in the revision trenches with my novel Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque, and I hope to have it subbed within the next couple months.
 
To know more about Milo, I encourage you to follow these links:

Immaterial Evidence from Musa Publishing

Blog

Amazon page

Facebook

 
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Milo James Fowler 

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Thanks for joining me, Milo! Pugnacious is a fun word just to say, and I love that your desk is portable. Mine is too. :)

In addition to being my guest today, Milo is also the creator and host of the 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway!

 
Every participant on the following list is giving away a book for at least one Friday in December. Check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


And in addition to all that awesomeness, today is Celebrate the Small Things day thanks to Viklit!

This week, I'm celebrating:
1. Getting the Christmas tree up, lit, and decorated.
2. My family is healthy.
3. My daughters are in the Christmas nativity play on Sunday at our church.

22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pugnacious! I like it. Just is also one of my bane words, Milo.
Glad your tree is up and decorated, Tyrean!

Julie Flanders said...

Great interview and I love the word pugnacious.
I hope the Nativity play goes well, how fun. Have a great weekend!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

What a great writing quote - love it!

And I remember Milo talking on his blog awhile back about that novel he's revising - can't wait to read it! :)

Laura said...

We haven't done our tree yet, but hopefully we'll manage it this weekend.

J. A. Bennett said...

'Just' is a big one for me too. That and well... that. haha! I got the tree up really fast this year becasue when we moved we just decided to unpack it with the rest of our junk, lol :) Next year, I might not be so quick.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Milo's persistence has paid off.

Nothing more joyous than a Christmas tree.

D.G. Hudson said...

Milo is a great role model in persistence. Not surprised he likes that word. It was the secret of success according to another novelist. (tenacity and persistence)

Hi, Milo, way to be concise! Thanks for featuring Milo, Tyrean!

Chris Fries said...

Great interview, Milo! But removing that word would lead to unjust writing, and no-one wants that...

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I remember having pugnacious as one of my favorite words when I was in high school. And 'just' used to plague me, now I keep finding 'surely.'
I love this generous blogfest.

S.K. Anthony said...

Nice to "meet" Milo!

Tyrean, yay for your tree being up and decorated, good health, and for your daughters being in the nativity play ;)

cleemckenzie said...

Great things to celebrate, especially the healthy part. I'm encouraged by the word, courage, as well. We all need that!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Thanks! And I agree with you about Milo's words - he made some good choices. :)

Julie - pugnacious is a great word! :)

Madeline - I can't wait to read it either! I've been stalking Every Day Novels and waiting for it to start coming out in weekly segments.

Laura - best wishes with your tree!

JA - just, well, that . . . oh, those words are painful. :) Great job with your tree while moving!

L. Diane - I agree on both counts. :)

D.G. - Milo is a great role model in persistence!

Chris - unjust righting . . . :)

Susan - thanks!

SK - thanks!

C. Lee - Yes, we all need courage!

Kate Larkindale said...

I think 'just' is one of those words everyone overuses....

Natalie Aguirre said...

Super impressed with Milo's goal. And lucky you to have your tree up. We're doing it this weekend.

Milo James Fowler said...

Thanks for having me, Tyrean!

Von Rupert said...

Hah! That was all kinds of fun. Awesome interview idea and awesome answers. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Kate - I think you're right.

Natalie - I'm super impressed by his goal and all the steps he's taken to make it happen.

Milo - You're welcome!

Von Rupert - Thanks!

Kristy Gillespie said...

So cool that you interviewed Milo! isn't this an awesome contest?

Karen Lange said...

Fun interview! I love this idea. :) Happy weekend!

Heather Holden said...

Wow, Milo sounds so prolific!

And a healthy family is always a great thing to celebrate. Hope you're enjoying the holidays so far, Tyrean!

Carole Avila said...

Glad you got your tree up! I'm celebrating 1.) living at the beach in California even during a cold snap, 2.) finding out my tooth does not have to be pulled--it's a sinus infection!, and 3.) having my young adult horror story, Death House, get accepted for publishing (woo hoo!), as well has having my short story, "Christmas After All," released tomorrow in a Christmas anthology called A Touch of Winter. Happy Holidays!
~Carole Avila

VikLit said...

Oh enjoy the nativity, how lovely!