Electronic books, written and read often for little or no money are circulating in a wild
diversity of forms. They are not bound by physical constraints, and are patchable and updatable, like software, and compete
to hook you in the first paragraph.
They are more like out-of-town tryouts for theater or the
farm system in baseball, and the idea of user-generated content just isn't that freaky anymore.
did you decide to use this particular form for your diaries?
Dion: First of all, I think this is the future for book
publishing in general. Of course, traditional publishing will carry on as it always has, but more and more major publishers
will be making deals to get their books online.
Question: You said,
several times, you find writing very easy, it just flows. Is there a particular reason for that?
Dion: Yes. I'm
not writing fiction. I already know all the characters intimately: myself, Jack, and my dear friend, Amy, a
nd I don't need to worry about plot, because I'm just relating, pretty much, what happened over
a period of a few weeks in Casino Anna, Kathmandu, Nepal.
someone so young, it's said, you are the most erotic, and, some say, pornographic, writer, today. What do you say
I write isn't at all pornographic, because it isn't written simply to sexually excite, or even to titilate. It is extreme
sex, but that's me, it's what I'm into, and not because I want to shock, it's what I do, and what happened, so I write it.
Question: You said earlier that extreme sex, like extreme sport, could become another literary form. Can you elaborate on that?
is already established, accepted, and healthy. But how far can it go? Let's push the bounderies, explore its possibilities,
don't allow it to become stagnant. Art, to stay vibrant,
must constantly move forward, and erotica is no different. I'd very much like to be at the forefront of that.
started publishing your diaries on your blog http://www.newemergingwriters.com/blog/ - do you see yourself more like Anais Nin, writing books, based more on your personal
experiences than invention?
Definitely. I don't believe I'm capable of writing a novel, working out the complexities of plot, and character development,
and I'm not sure I would be able to sustain my interest in pure fiction long, and consistently, enough, to complete a novel.
think J P Donleavy once said what you write should 'make your mother and father die of shame'. I would imagine
your writing does that. Any comments?
Question: You are writing this book directly online, with very few corrections. Is this how you prefer
to write, and is it, maybe how more books will be written in the future.
Yes, I'm enjoying it, and, I believe, in Japan, some very successful
and popular novels are being written, and read, on cell phones. I think we'll see a lot more of this, in the future.