Paul Kane

Found 12 thoughts of Paul Kane

The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone - and I mean utterly alone, like no one else in the world alone - at night. That's the nucleus of the first story in my collection and it's also where the title came from for the book.

Paul Kane

As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.

Paul Kane

I can look back at stuff I wrote in my early days and squirm at some of the mistakes I made. But we're all learning every day; we never stop. I just hope people keep on liking what I do. That gives me such a kick.

Paul Kane

Some writers would be kinder than others, I'm sure. Hopefully they might describe my techniques as a mixture of tried and tested formulas - if it aint broke don't fix it - and unexpected twists.

Paul Kane

As a writer I'm fairly focused. I'm something of a perfectionist and will write much more than I need to at first, then trim off the fat.

Paul Kane

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do.

Paul Kane

Having said that, I'm a huge Jack Nicholson fan because he just goes nuts in everything he does. Having Jack in his heyday would also be a dream come true.

Paul Kane

I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.

Paul Kane

Unlike life, you've got more or less complete control over what's going on in your stories. That's not to say you can make characters do whatever you want them to - they usually have a life of their own if you've done your job properly.

Paul Kane

My family and loved ones are also a great antidote to this. They're incredibly important to me and I count myself a lucky man because of them.

Paul Kane

It's just research or reading, and shuffling the facts around or adding some humour to make them more interesting.

Paul Kane

I'm fortunate in that I'm a lecturer too and this gets me out and about and away from the computer. I also have loads of friends all around the world, plus a core group of special people in my life that I can lean on, chat to, or just hang with.

Paul Kane