Paul John Adams – Taking It to the Extremes

Paul John Adams on lionizing a hero of gang warfare and more!

Gang Warfare and Extreme Psychopathology Author Paul John AdamsWelcome, everyone, to our third Author Interview Plunge. Today we have the pleasure of talking with Gang Warfare, Extreme Psychopathology and self-described absurdist author Paul John Adams.

My first book…I want to kill it.

 
Paul’s first published book, METARULES OF THE SMF and not the one mentioned above, is about urban cultures that grow from street level to neighborhood nation-gangs. His second book, TO FAIL WITH FLYING COLORS, is about a quack psychiatrist and his experimental methods as told through the stories of six outstanding patients.

Thank god I’m not any of the characters in that book. But in another sense maybe I am all of the characters in that book.

 
His next project is an exploration of legal process and he shares that he researches his projects extensively. He favors characters with audacity and idealism regardless if it leads to any kind of success and his inspirations include Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Celine, Calvino, Becket and that great classic Greek author, Anonymous (perhaps his favorite).

Everyone, please stand up and give Paul a big round of applause for taking part in our Author Interview Plunge series.

Paul John Adams’ Bio
Author Paul John Adams is a father of two who aims to steer his children on the right path. He’s lived well enough, but he’s neither blind nor forgetful. He believes in the universality of human struggle and the occasional necessity of gallows humor. While he’s alive, he knows it’s the strength of family that sustains him. But if, through his words, he can help another soul to shrug off a bit of life’s misery – and even have a laugh at it! – that too will be a treat.

Many writers could be considered as two people; the spiritual element and the vulgar body.

 
Paul and I talked about his background scriptwriting, researching stories, how being a skeptic changes how you write, how he defines success both for himself and his characters, and whether an author should focus on the story or satisfying an audience first (interesting thoughts, there).

When writing the book, there’s no concern whatsoever how people will react to the book.

 
You can find links to Paul’s books on the right or at the bottom of this post (depending on your device). You’ll also find links to Paul’s sites underneath the video.

The solution to everything is to become insane and desperate.

 

The Interview

 
Paul John Adams’ Links
Paul’s website
Paul on Amazon
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The best ideas come while you’re writing, not while you’re planning.
Don’t wait to get thirsty before drinking, drink to put off the thirst.