IndieView with Josh Hickman, author of Through Tick & Tinn

Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? What are you working on now? This book just flowed out of me. I walk, and I think. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I would think people over 40 would get more out of it than most teenagers today. Get your copy of   Through Tick & Tinn from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Do you listen to music while you write? In between bursts I fact check, research, and look up footage on YouTube. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? What came easily? I have somewhat of a marketing plan, and I have an L.A. Maintaining creative control. That is paramount with a book like this. No. Three months, excluding lengthy editing. I also sometimes will pick up for short periods at night as ideas or corrections hit me. Do you outline? Was it a particular event or a gradual process? This book just flowed out of me. I think that’s when you know you’re writing the right book. My energy starts to run out at about 2, and by 4 PM I have usually stopped and am going back over things and making corrections. March, 2017
How long did it take you to write it? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? I listen to a lot of old soundtracks and instrumental music. Hickman has managed to do the unthinkable—to piece together the most coherent portrait possible of the life of one of the last great comedy teams of the era. Sometimes I could barely get the words down fast enough. I am a fan of Woody Allen, Drew Friedman, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, as well as many old comedians. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? We all know how important it is for writers to read. Josh Hickman – 21 December 2017
The Back Flap
Say “Martin & Lewis,” they’ll say, “A phenomenon!” Say “Rowan & Martin,” they’ll say, “Laugh-In!” Say “Tick & Tinn,” they’ll say, “You mean the tailors?” Finally, Josh Hickman bravely attempts to right a tragic comedic travesty which has persisted in the annals of entertainment for decades longer than it should have. End of Interview:
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Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Both. I care about my work, and I try to make it the best it can be, while including a part of myself in the work. I usually listen to music that is pertinent or complimentary to the certain tone of a scene or passage, i.e. About You
Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? publicist. Write believable dialogue. If I am listening to music simply to keep my brain working, I usually listen to Mozart, Bach, or Wendy Carlos. Flesh it out solidly. I have finished a horror satire anthology entitled Five Slices Of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie Of Horror, which is slated to be published in the first quarter of 2018, and I have started a new comic novel called Second-Hand Fun. If you can’t fix a problem quickly, throw it away. But I spent years thinking over such ideas and bouncing jokes off of friends. No. Anybody who likes to laugh and has an interest in comedy or old show business in general. I think and make notes. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? I usually write soon after I get up in the morning, about 6 or 7 AM. I had been mulling over the idea for years, writing and collecting jokes. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Listen to how people talk. When did you start writing the book? I didn’t base Larry and Jerry on any real comedians, but there are many fragments and slivers of real people in them. For this book in particular, I would say Chris Elliot and Norm Macdonald were the two main influences as far as the actual writing goes. I listen to music about half the time. Then, when the draft is finished, I go back over it about 5-6 times, cover to cover, and make little corrections and changes. I wrote the majority of four books over the previous ten years, and I never even attempted to publish any of them. If so can you please describe it? Start with a good idea. It was a combination. I never write late at night. Writing all of them was somewhat of a struggle. I spend most of my childhood in various parts of Texas. I edit as I go as if is the final draft. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? If it feels like it’s going wrong, stop. Notes, walk, think, then I write in bursts from between several minutes to several hours. I think that’s when you know you’re writing the right book. It is a fictional biography of an old, eccentric comedy team, roughly 1959-1993. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Unmercifully digging through personal interviews, yellowed press clippings, grainy videotapes, scratchy kinescopes, scratchier comedy albums, and reams of questionable anecdotes, Mr. Where did you get the idea from? I talked with other published authors about the pros and cons, and I quickly decided the only way this novel would get into people’s hands in the correct form and in a timely manner would be to publish it through a small press. My publisher and I did it together. Through rifts, marriages, divorces, and an infamous accusation of joke-theft, Jerry Tick and Larry Tinn persevered undaunted, spreading laughter through memorable challenges such as “The Pope Lick Monster” controversy, Jerry’s comedy cult involvement, and facing on live television Hobarth Getz, “The Man Who Couldn’t Laugh.”
About the book
What is the book about? Los Angeles
What would you like readers to know about you? Do you have a target reader? No, but I often write out and constantly correct a time-line or sequence of events. The entire book. The book is about the ups and downs and downs of a complicated, long-term relationship. funny, scary, mysterious. Sometimes I could barely get the words down fast enough.