- Who is your major influence in writing non-fiction?
It was not a “who”. The major reason for writing my book was the need to voice some of the truths I had learned from observing the human population in this troublesome world and what the Bible says about our social ills. So you could say a desire to see a better world for all people was my major influence.
- What does winning Authors’ Lounge blog lottery mean to you?
It means a great deal and increases my confidence. Winning will help me move on with the money won.
- How was is it working with Raymond Gavin your publishing consultant?
Raymond is very helpful, kind and easy to work with. He gives me good advice.
- What were the challenges you encountered while writing this article?
To begin with I wrote 500 words and felt I had said enough. Then I learned I needed 200 more words. I had to think deeper and delve into what it really takes to write correctly, honestly and in an orderly manner. I came up with more ideas directly from my own experience when writing my book, A Law from Eden. Examples, I remembered I had to remove unnecessary words and enhance others. I remembered how many times I edited the original draft and put thoughts and paragraphs in order.
- Author’s Lounge is a growing network of self-published authors, will you recommend this community website and why?
Yes, I would recommend this website. I have been extremely happy with the new website prepared for me and the manner in which I have been treated in a kind and respectful way.
6. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Yes, I learned a lot. Do you mean what I wrote or how to write it? Both, as my research progressed I leaned more and more what the Bible tells us about how to live for God. I learned that the Bible should not be taken literally and discovered the spiritual meaning to much of what it does say. Practice makes perfect and I practiced writing as I went along until I was happy with the results.
7. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I learned to be more careful about line editing. Typos and mistakes need to be addressed before publishing. Paragraphs need to follow logical order. Non-fiction needs to be truthful.
8. What does literary success look like to you?
I don’t really know. When my book sells and is read and understood by the church world and the secular population, I will feel as if I have been successful.
9. Give us an interesting fun fact about your book.
My book really isn’t funny. I guess it is toooo serious. To begin with it is a little frightening to many.
10. What can you say about readersmagnet as your book’s promoter?
I hope all the promotion readersmagent is doing for my book will turn out to beneficial. Not all has been done yet. I am looking forward to the final results, my website, book shows in several cities and the social media plans that are all still in the process of being finalized. I am confident the results will be good.