electric-cereal:

Mira Gonzalez has a conversation with Andrew Worthington:
My friend Andrew Worthington mailed me an advanced review copy of his first novel ‘Walls’ on May 11th, 2014, along with a $5 check to pay me back for a gin and tonic I bought him when I was visiting New York the previous month. He asked me for a blurb to put on the back of the book. I obliged after reading the novel and enjoying it, but then I realized that writing blurbs is a terrifying nightmare and I suddenly felt completely incapable of writing one. Anyways, here are the blurbs I ended up writing:
If you feel positively about even one of these things: sex, drugs, happiness, the laughter of small children, bacon, cashmere, any disney movie, efforts to reverse global warming, adorable animals, then you will LOVE Walls by Andrew Worthington.
I once heard a story about Andrew Worthington secretly putting orange juice in guacamole because he thought it would taste good, but then the guacamole just tasted like orange juice and it was bad. He didn’t do anything like that with this book.
One time I bought Andrew Worthington a drink, then I moved across the country and he mailed me a $5 check to cover the cost of the drink, which was $8.
One time Andrew Worthington brought blood sausage to a rooftop barbecue and I ate it because I felt bad that nobody else was eating it.
Andrew Worthington looks a lot like Dermot Mulroney, who is an actor that I didn’t know about at all until someone told me Andrew Worthington looks like him.
An engrossing book and one that is often difficult to swallow, emotionally. Ultimately redemptive, uplifting, great characterization. Well done. -An Amazon customer review for Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Ultimately, none of my blurbs were used to promote Andrew’s book. Which I think was a really smart decision on behalf of Andrew and/or his publisher.
After all my blurbs were rejected, I offered to interview Andrew instead. It took us ~1.5 months and 52 emails before we finally sat down and had a Gchat conversation. Which, by the way, has nothing to do with Andrew, who is very reliable. It is entirely due to me constantly forgetting to respond to his emails for multiple weeks.
The following is my conversation with Andrew Worthington, author of Walls, which is available now via Civil Coping Mechanisms.
read interview here

electric-cereal:

Mira Gonzalez has a conversation with Andrew Worthington:

My friend Andrew Worthington mailed me an advanced review copy of his first novel ‘Walls’ on May 11th, 2014, along with a $5 check to pay me back for a gin and tonic I bought him when I was visiting New York the previous month. He asked me for a blurb to put on the back of the book. I obliged after reading the novel and enjoying it, but then I realized that writing blurbs is a terrifying nightmare and I suddenly felt completely incapable of writing one. Anyways, here are the blurbs I ended up writing:

If you feel positively about even one of these things: sex, drugs, happiness, the laughter of small children, bacon, cashmere, any disney movie, efforts to reverse global warming, adorable animals, then you will LOVE Walls by Andrew Worthington.

I once heard a story about Andrew Worthington secretly putting orange juice in guacamole because he thought it would taste good, but then the guacamole just tasted like orange juice and it was bad. He didn’t do anything like that with this book.

One time I bought Andrew Worthington a drink, then I moved across the country and he mailed me a $5 check to cover the cost of the drink, which was $8.

One time Andrew Worthington brought blood sausage to a rooftop barbecue and I ate it because I felt bad that nobody else was eating it.

Andrew Worthington looks a lot like Dermot Mulroney, who is an actor that I didn’t know about at all until someone told me Andrew Worthington looks like him.

An engrossing book and one that is often difficult to swallow, emotionally. Ultimately redemptive, uplifting, great characterization. Well done. -An Amazon customer review for Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Ultimately, none of my blurbs were used to promote Andrew’s book. Which I think was a really smart decision on behalf of Andrew and/or his publisher.

After all my blurbs were rejected, I offered to interview Andrew instead. It took us ~1.5 months and 52 emails before we finally sat down and had a Gchat conversation. Which, by the way, has nothing to do with Andrew, who is very reliable. It is entirely due to me constantly forgetting to respond to his emails for multiple weeks.

The following is my conversation with Andrew Worthington, author of Walls, which is available now via Civil Coping Mechanisms.

read interview here

altlitgossip:

Vogue has recommended Walls by Andrew Worthington has an alternative to YA novels, comparing it to Catcher in the Rye.

altlitgossip:

Vogue has recommended Walls by Andrew Worthington has an alternative to YA novels, comparing it to Catcher in the Rye.

altlitgossip:

Vice has published an excerpt from Andrew Duncan Worthington’s new novel ‘Walls’ — which is out on Wednesday
read it here

altlitgossip:

Vice has published an excerpt from Andrew Duncan Worthington’s new novel ‘Walls’ — which is out on Wednesday

read it here

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shabbydollhouse:

Issue Seven is NOW ONLINE 
featuring writing by 
Cassandra Troyan, Andrew Worthington, Theo Thimo, Nic Rad, Sarah Jean Alexander, Johnny Vulpine, Serge Astapkov, Beach Sloth & LK Shaw
featuring art work by
Stephen Michael McDowell, Emily Horn, Kelsea Basye, Nic Rad, LK Shaw, Jenn Kucharczyk, Serge Astapkov, & Sarah Tue-Fee. 
www.shabbydollhouse.com

shabbydollhouse:

Issue Seven is NOW ONLINE 

featuring writing by 

Cassandra Troyan, Andrew Worthington, Theo Thimo, Nic Rad, Sarah Jean Alexander, Johnny Vulpine, Serge Astapkov, Beach Sloth & LK Shaw

featuring art work by

Stephen Michael McDowell, Emily Horn, Kelsea Basye, Nic Rad, LK Shaw, Jenn Kucharczyk, Serge Astapkov, & Sarah Tue-Fee. 

www.shabbydollhouse.com

We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind—mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer’s task is to invent the reality.
J.G. Ballard, Crash (1974)
my body is in a constant state
of wanting to sigh continuously
but my lungs never let me
take a deep enough breath
Sarah Jean Alexander at Electric Cereal (via biglucks)

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  • MS: How would you describe your approach to writing?
  • SLF: I like to collect words and phrases and jumble them together.