THIS IS POSSIBLY THE GREATEST INSIGHT you'll ever receive on writing.
(If I do say so myself - Seriously)
Every wondered what it takes to be a legendary writer's dog? (i.e. an exemplary dog that belongs to a writer). If you know talented author Helene Young then you know Zeus.
There are no other words to describe Zeus - except - LEGEND.
With many appearances on Helene's blog (including being a judge for some of Helene's giveaway opportunities) and his spicy zest for life, my mutts, Nero and Bunson Battistel couldn't help but want to interview Zeus.
The Battistel mutts take over gabbawrites to enjoy a nice sit down, drop, stay and roll over with Zeus to discuss things like general magnificence, inner and outer charisma and GMC.
Zeus and Us - Meeting the Legend...
|Zeus - LEGEND (wish we could make the pic bigger)|
We're sure you'd agree that being handsome helps with being a good author's dog… What is your secret to retaining your inner and outer magnetism?
|Zeus with Capt G|
How do you contribute to the writing process? Does your writer run plot ideas past you? Does she sometimes stand in front of you, sip hot beverages and stare blankly in your direction? (ours does, we understand she's thinking about writing)
I think it’s very important that a writer should stretch every hour or so. I find depositing a suitably slimy tennis ball in Helene’s lap is a highly effective way of promoting this.
She’s also a little prone to reading her work aloud. I have been known to groan if it’s getting really boring and she usually takes the hint…
And yes, the ten-mile stare can be a little disconcerting but I soon learned not to interrupt.
You know I find it very easy to be natural in front of the camera perhaps because I’ve had a lens shoved in my face from a very early age…
Occasionally I have to decline Helene’s crazier ideas. I mean why would a dog want to wear a bee keepers outfit? But I did have fun posing for that workshop.
What books has your author got coming out … latest release? What are her other titles and where can we get them? What's her website address?
|Helene's latest ... FETCH!|
Her latest release is Half Moon Bay and it’s being released on 22nd May 2013. I love this story. Something about the hero, Nick, used to make me sit up and pay attention when Helene was reading it out loud. He’s this really cool guy who’s been to hell and back having to pretend to be a sleazy developer. You just know underneath that stern exterior he’s a marshmallow who’s so in love with Ellie.
You can find all the details at www.heleneyoung.com and of course there are links on her web to facebook and twitter.
Are you a kibble or a can food kind of guy?
Kibble for me – same boring diet for the last 12 years but it says it makes my coat shiny and I guess they aren’t exaggerating.
When considering the moments leading up to meal times, can you describe you inner and/or outer GMC? What of your resolution moment?
Well see, there’s a problem here. Being an only hound my food bowl is always topped up so I can graze when I feel like it. What that does mean is there’s plenty of opportunity for suspense and tension but I’ll have a stab at GMC.
Goal - leave enough biscuits to appear cool.
Motivation- it’s all about appearances.
Conflict? They taste soooo good! Why leave any at all!
What's the best thing about being your writer's dog?
See? Told Ya... Legend.
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And thus, dear reader, I ask you... Have you ever read an interview more articulate, informative, insightful?
Don't forget to read about Helene Young in my Author Talkee post. She's a multi-talented, multi-award winning Australian Romantic Suspense Writer with a lot of wisdom.
For those curious enough... below are the Battistel Mutts. Bunson on the left and Nero (obviously on the right)
Go to my Support Universe Page for all the details on Helene. QUICK!