About Dale East:
Dale East was born in 1957 in Springfield Missouri and grew up in the Denver Colorado area. He spent much of his time in the Colorado high country as a youth and has a deep love for the great outdoors. In his junior year of high school he moved back to Missouri with his parents.
After graduating high school Dale went into restaurant management and then into sales. He has been an entrepreneur and sales person all of his adult life. With a passion for personal development, he continues to expand his knowledge of how the mind works and shares his experiences with a passion for helping others find their true potential.
What inspires you to write?
Knowing there are people hurting and I may have a solution or an idea that can help them.
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to just start writing and see what comes out. If I can’t come up with anything, I just write about that. Eventually, the more I write, the more it starts to flow.
I’m an outliner.
I use sticky notes and brain dump ideas. Then I arrange them in like groups and I use that to create an outline. Once I have an outline, the writing process is easy.
What advice would you give other writers?
For me, the most important thing is to write everyday. Sometimes I sit down to just free write about what comes to mind. It’s often these sessions where I find real gold. I think there is magic that happens when we write.
It’s like there are new connections being formed between the two sides of the brain when you write. Both sides seem to start communicating and you can find answers that have always been hidden inside you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I knew I didn’t have the platform in place to go the traditional publishing route. So I decided to self publish my book.
I read a lot of blogs and listened to a lot of author interviews before making the decision to self publish.
It’s quite a process but it allows the first time author to get his or her book out there where people can find it.
For me, self publishing is the way to go. Now once you have a brand and an audience built, it may be worth looking at traditional publishing. However, everyone I’ve looked at that had a successful book launch this way already had a big following to promote to.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the traditional publishing world is going through some big changes because of all the self publishing opportunities there are now.
I don’t know what will happen in the future with traditional publishing but I’m pretty sure self publishing is here to stay.
As more self publishing opportunities open up, I see the traditional publishers will have to rethink their entire method of doing business.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Personal Development
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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