4. What advice do you have for writers? Write about the subjects that are dearest to you. I found something that I was passionate about. It takes a lot of passion to complete a book over the long haul, or in my case, about fifteen years.
5. Where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? Originally, I thought that book stores would disappear, but there appears to be a revival. Concerning the link below, it suggests that future authors should “integrate more multimedia into e-books.” Still, as the story noted, “amped-up e-presentations would undermine the ostensibly separate process of reading traditional—literary—books in the traditional way.” http://lithub.com/can-the-literary-survive-technology/Regardless, it’s possible that books, like movies, might migrate toward a VR experience while leaving some remnants of its traditional form. As a result, that would make it harder for self-publishing authors to succeed.
6. What challenges did you have in writing your book? My book became a Rubik’s Cube of sorts because certain scenes called for specific wisdom and vice versa. In addition, I had to figure out who would impart what wisdom and in what order. The end result called for a colorful cast of characters and a multitude of scenes in which advice would be solicited. Moreover, it took me a long time to research the space shuttle, the international space station, and Mount Everest. In addition, I needed more time to research medieval-era clothes and how to wield a long sword.
7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours? No one has ever woven the wisdom of the world’s greatest philosophers into fiction. In addition, my narrative contains traditional literary devices such as symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing. Finally, for those who are fans of the Hudson River School, my book is an homage to Thomas Cole. Accordingly, I consider my narrative to be the “Swiss Army knife” of books.
Is it time to self-publish?