Friday, May 10, 2024

Interview with Author Ian Heath

1. What inspired you to write this book?
It was the question “why do bad things happen to good people?”
2. What exactly is it about and who is it written for?
The book describes some ways in which the subconscious mind operates.  The book is written for the intelligent lay person.
3. What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book?
The reader will get a better understanding of ways to handle the subconscious mind.
4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?
I asked the publisher’s team to use the theme of water when selecting a picture in order to suggest a calm mood.  The title was self-explanatory.
5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!?
Ignore the influences of social media when writing your book. Just write the book the way you want to.
6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
This question does not interest me.

7. Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?

My book is centred on my personal experiences.

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to?
Psychology is a difficult subject.  I spent a long time making my writing style as easy to understand as possible. My book is modelled on the aphoristic style of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and the clarity of Sigmund Freud’s writings really impressed me.

9. What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book?
I kept to a neutral style of description even when I was embroiled in psychological tragedies. I did not allow negative emotions to influence my writing.
10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?
This question does not interest me.


About The Author: I am 79 years of age.  I graduated from college with a physics degree in 1967. After a year in computing, this being the hippie years, I dropped out of a professional career and just did odd jobs. I finished my working life as a care assistant in various homes and hospitals. I started a psycho-analysis around 1988 and did it on my own. The analysis has continued with me for over 35 years, so I know a great deal about the workings of the mind. By nature, I am a free thinker, in the tradition of 18th and 19th century thinkers who could range over a number of disciplines. My interests include psychology, science, yoga, mysticism, health, history, sexuality, philosophy and ethics. For more info, please see:


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