Interrogation—Mike McCrary

Thanks Mr. Lauden for yet, another great interview!
The question about different approaches to short stories vs the longer form is a great one, and Mr. McCrarry’s answer is worth reading.
If you’re trying to make the move too, you know that it can be tough.
And it’s nice to know that Mr. McCrarry winds up not using a lot of the pre-work, and as puts it, “wings it in the end.”
Boy, can I relate!
Would luv to hear more thoughts on the topic!

S.W. Lauden

Who: Mike McCrary

What: He has been a waiter, a securities trader, dishwasher, investment manager and an unpaid Hollywood intern. He’s quit corporate America, come back, been fired, been promoted, been fired again. Currently he is a screenwriter and author who writes stories about questionable people who make questionable decisions.

Where: Austin, TX

Interviewed conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.

Your 2013 novel, REMO WENT ROGUE, is one hell of a read—fast-paced, vicious and dark. How did the character of Remo come together?

Thank you, sir. Glad you dug it. Yeah, Remo kinda came out of a fascination of defense attorneys and the weirdness of their jobs. All the information that must be swirling around their heads at any given time, knowing all the horrible shit that your clients have done and it’s your job to set them free or at least get the best deal…

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