Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Question Friday: Sean P. Bridges

Five questions with Sean P. Bridges...

What do you think makes a good story?

A story that makes the reader want to continue to turn the page. You have to craft a plot that's interesting and moving. If you can keep a reader curious enough to keep going, you're doing your job.
Is the book always better than the movie?

Not always, my favorite example is the graphic novel, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. I think the screenwriters took the basic concept and crafted a much more interesting story than the author of the original material.
What is the hardest part of being a writer?

To keep moving forward. Sometimes there's a lot of interest or heat around you, and it's easy to keep going. Other times, you're on your own, and you question if it's worth it to keep striving. I think it's the hardest part for any creative individual chasing any creative desire.
What is the last book you read?

HIGH COTTON, by Joe R. Lansdale. He's a tough, no holds barred writer, and some of his material is gritty and hard to get through, but you have to find out how things are going to end. Just an amazing writer.
What do you keep in the dashboard of your car?

The car manual for my Jeep, a couple fuses, tire pressure gauge, and I have a photo of Morgan Freeman, taken at his club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. So whenever I open the glove box, I always say hi to Morgan.

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1 comment:

Tony said...

History of Violence is a great example. I have a few movies I like better than the book (or at least comparable).