Getting into the right mind to write. If you don’t write for a living, and many authors don’t, then it can be easy to lose your writing in the fray of life. Sitting down,
focusing your mind, and getting the words on the page in any sort of cohesive
manner is the hardest thing sometimes. But it’s always nice on the days where
it comes through easy.
Can you give us a short synopsis of War Town?
War Town is the story of one thousand people, told through one of them. A thousand people are locked in a city-sized arena, put onto two separate teams of equal number, given a stockpile of guns and ammunition, and instructed to eliminate each
other. If no team comes out on top by the time the clock runs down, then everyone
dies and the story of their fight dies with them. You can follow this journey
through the eyes of young nurse Olly Rourke, as he struggles to keep people
alive while striving to survive till the end, if there’s one to get to at all.
What inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to capture the emotional and psychological side to the action-thriller genre. I wanted to meld pulse-pounding thrills with an examination of psychological
trauma, to the best of my ability. Too often, we lose the human aspect of
fast-paced, action heavy pieces of work, and I wanted to do what I could to
bring that back without compromising action or pacing.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
That depends. During my time spent editing, I usually don’t write at all. If I’m outlining, I could sit and write an outline all day long, and have been known to do that if not eventually stopped. But when it comes right down to sitting down and
getting the whole of the craft done, usually about 3-4 hours a day.
Name your top five favourite books?
In no particular order: The Great
Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie
Maroh, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The Martian by Andy Weir, and
The Dictionary (the book that makes all other books possible).
What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on a realistic-fantasy novel, where a man suddenly inherits all the powers and responsibilities of God and has to navigate a now limitless world while dealing with the fact that one wrong move on his end could tear apart the universe. All the while, figures deep within the US Government try to decide whether this new, seemingly all-powerful force is a threat or an opportunity.
Title: War Town
Author: Mitch Goth
Genre: New Adult Thriller
For Olly Rourke, War Town’s opening day
is a joyous occasion. He is one of a thousand people selected to be the
first players in the world’s largest paintball arena. But as he soon
finds out, the game he enters into is far more sinister. Two equal
teams, locked in the massive arena together, and presented with an
armory of real ammunition and a time bomb powerful enough to kill them
all. The only way out is to eliminate the other team, by any means
Mitch Goth currently resides in Yellow
Springs, Ohio, where he attends Antioch College. When not writing, he
spends his time investigating the paranormal and indulging in a good
book or movie.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MitchellGothAuthor