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Interview Yourself #9: The Past and the Future

Hi, folks! Today, I’m continuing with a new, unique series of posts. In the coming weeks, I’m going to be interviewing myself using pre-written questions from other blog sites, starting with these from Lawrence Wray and these ones via The Wordsmith’s Forge.

It’s going to be a lot of fun, and a great way for me to reveal a little bit more about myself, my writing and my habits. Are you ready? Good – let’s get started.


Dane Cobain


What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Stick at it – and be prepared for lots of long nights where it feels like you’re getting nowhere.


Where do you see publishing going in the future?

I think the market will always dictate whether authors sell well. The internet just adds even more power to the consumer. Writing an awesome book isn’t enough anymore – you need to get the word out about it, too.


How can readers discover more about you and you work?

They can check out my Amazon and Goodreads pages, sign up to my mailing list or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.


How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

That’s a tough one to answer because I write in multiple different genres. But a few of them examine social networking, which I deal with during my day job as a social media marketer.


Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

To tell the truth, I don’t even think about genres. I just write the story that I have and then worry about the genre when it comes to marketing.


Dane Cobain
Dane Cobain


Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

It’s hard to tell because I’ve loved it for so long. But I was always surrounded by books and readers from an early age.


How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I was fourteen or fifteen, so for half of my life.


What kind(s) of writing do you do?

I write in all sorts of different genres. I tend to write books that I want to read, and I like to read all sorts of different genres.


What cultural value do you see in writing/reading/storytelling/etc.?

I think for writers, it’s often cathartic, and for readers, it broadens the mind. And for both of them, it’s infinitely rewarding.


How does your book relate to your spiritual practice or other life path?

I don’t know if I have one – I’m not a ‘spiritual‘ person. It probably shows in my writing.


Dane Cobain - Come On Up to the House
Dane Cobain – Come On Up to the House


So there we have it – that’s the latest instalment of Interview Yourself over and done with! Thanks, as always, for reading, and be sure to keep your browser pointed to You can also sign up to my mailing list, follow me on Facebook and Twitter or check out my books for further info. I’ll see you soon!

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