Today we welcome Aaron D. Gansky, author and editor of the Citron Review, to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?
Aaron: I generally don’t watch television. Haven’t found much that’s caught my interest (other than old Star Trek: The Next Generation reruns on Netflix). I was able to bypass the reality TV craze that way. The closest I got to it was Rockstar INXS and Rockstar Supernova, or maybe Last Comic Standing. If you count Who’s Line Is It Anyway as reality television, then I’ll be watching it this summer.
(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?
Aaron: I think it’s a growing market, a viable reality for many authors. After I got my MFA at Antioch University of Los Angeles, I took advantage of digital publishing and created a literary journal for short fiction. I didn’t have any money to pay writers or editors, but luckily, digital publishing really didn’t cost much (just some for the domain name and hosting, etc.). In context of novels and the like, I see only upside. It’s faster, you can make changes, etc. However, admittedly, it’s not a perfect medium. I do like to hold physical books in my hands, smell the pages, that kind of stuff. But I only see it gaining more of the publishing market as we move forward.
(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?
Aaron: I got into both pretty heavy for a while, especially a couple summers ago when I Tweeted a story of mine. I was pretty good with posting heavy amounts of snark on Facebook for years, but I’ve kind of broken up with social media lately *TEAR*. Facebook is quite the ex-girlfriend. She’s pretty stalkerish. Sends me e-mails all the time. “Hey, I miss you. Come back?” She’s almost as bad as Sirius XM. But she’s also a little like those kids at school that try to instigate fights. I’m always getting those e-mails. “Hey, did you hear what (insert friend’s name here) said about you?!” If I had to pick one, and it sounds like I do, I’ll go with Twitter. Less poking.
Thanks, Aaron, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Please leave a comment and you will be entered in a drawing for a signed copy of “Firsts in Fiction.”
In addition to being a loving father and husband, Aaron D. Gansky is a novelist, teacher, and editor of The Citron Review, an online literary journal. In 2009, he earned his M.F.A in Fiction at the prestigious Antioch University of Los Angeles, one of the top five low-residency writing schools in the nation.
He is the author of the novel The Bargain (2013, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) as well as Firsts in Fiction: First Lines and (along with Diane Sherlock) Write to Be Heard. Currently, he is writing a YA Fantasy series called The Hand of Adonai which you can read at http://handofadonai.wordpress.com/.
Author of The Hand of Adonai Series, Write to Be Heard, Firsts in Fiction: First lines, and An Affair to Forget