Wayne Avrashow Shares the Writing Life on Thrive Global and his insights into Roll the Dice – A Perfect Political Novel for Our Times
Avrashow is a renaissance man. Lawyer, politician, campaign manager and writer. He is also the author of a self-help guide for attorneys. Two entirely different kinds of writing and yet both reveal that his writing is very crisp, concise and yet with an elegant turn of phrase
"Roll the Dice" takes the reader on a tense, thrilling ride through the campaign for a seat that will ultimately control the equally divided Senate. It's the perfect political drama for our times.
Recently Wayne gave an interview to Thrive Global (also published on Medium.com). Here are some excerpts:
Tell us about your latest book. Roll the Dice is a rock star's unconventional campaign for the United States Senate.
The book explores universal themes of the passing of time; as rock star Tyler Sloan turns 50, he reflects that while he has had great success, fame and fortune; he never had a successful long term relationship with a woman; his relationship with his father is strained and he questions the importance of his success compared to his politician-father. As a rock star who indulged in sex and drugs, his past returns to haunt him. It's a condensed three month campaign where Sloan has to fend off his past, his opponents and campaign like hell.
Best and worst part of being a writer
The best is the creative process. I love fleshing out characters, their traits, strengths and weaknesses. No "worst", but once you start observing people and the world around you for characters…you never stop. I text myself quotes and notes; and keep a pad and pen in my car, by my bed; you never know when inspiration strikes.
What is the first book that made you cry? Angry? Terrified?
Books have inspired me. As a child I read the "Little Engine that Could" and as a parent read my sons Dr. Seuss and then Harry Potter. A good book can be comforting, inspiring, terrifying, etc…I mainly read for pleasure…as a lawyer I read enough on the business side.
How did publishing your first novel change your process of writing?
A big dose of confidence. There was acceptance when my novel won a pre-publication award from Kirkus, the good feelings increased when a couple of agents were interested, and the coup was when the book was finally in my hands.
To continue reading this interview (and to learn Wayne's answers to the famous Proust Questionnaire please link to either:
Thrive Global https://www.thriveglobal.com/
For more information about Wayne, to arrange for a print, audio or video interview or invite him to a book signing, please visit his website www.wayneavrashow.com or contact Paula Kalamaras as listed below.
Wayne is represented by Linda Langton of Langtons International Agency. http://www.langtonsinternational.com/
Scribes Unlimited, LLC
Page Updated Last on: Feb 21, 2018