Readers often ask me where I get my ideas. Subject 13 came from a variety of places, including Dustin Hoffman. For more on that you can check out my post at Cupoporn. (http://cupoporn.net/2012/03/26/mix-it-up-monday-and-a-giveaway-by-ethan-stone/#more-10649)
So I’m going to talk about how me and my main character, Luke Kincaid, are both alike and dislike.
Luke has odd thoughts in times of stress.
Here’s an example:
“I kept waiting for another shot or for the door to burst open or for…something to happen. But it didn’t. I don’t really know how long we sat there. Time seemed to alternate between taking forever to pass and moving faster than the speed of light.
Tacos sound good for dinner. I really want to watch Howard the Duck tonight.
“They should remake that movie.” I realized I’d spoke the statement rather than just thinking it when Ben gave me a strange look. But he didn’t move the gun.”
While this does occasionally happen to me in real life (Don’t forget your anti-gravity boots once popped into my head while having an argument) I have to say that there is nothing else in the book that is at all autobiographical.
The nightmares Luke has starring the blue men never happened to me. Actually, they were purple and they’re down to just weekly visits. Yes, the pills really do help.
What’s another word for thesaurus?
And the scene where Shane, a married man, professes his love to Shane and begs him to be his secret lover. Nope, never, ever happened to me.
Anyone interested in buying ocean front property in Arizona?
Sex is very important to Luke, so much so that he sleeps with one man because the man he really wants isn’t available. And that is so something I would never do.
I’ll throw the Brooklyn Bridge in free.
One thing Luke and I have in common is toys. Not that kind of toy, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about the He-Man toy that is an important plot point in Luke’s discovery of his past. I did indeed have a collection of Masters of the Universe. He-Man, Battlecat, Skeletor, Castle Greyskull and even Leech, the Master of Power Suction. Yes, the Master of Power Suction. I didn’t know that was an actual job let alone that there was a job opening. For so many reasons I would love that title. It would be great on a dating site. Ethan Stone. Single. Pisces. Master of Power Suction.
Why don’t woodpeckers get headaches when they slam their head on a tree all day?