About Dale L. Roberts:
My name is Dale Lewis Roberts, I’m an avid reader, writer and researcher of motivational, inspirational and informative material to better physical and mental health. Some of my careers have been musician, assisted living activities director, personal trainer and now self-published author. When I’m not working, I love to travel with my wife, workout and read. Currently, I reside in Phoenix, Arizona, with my wife Kelli and rescue cat, Izzie.
What inspires you to write?
I love sharing information that I find useful and helping others grow in their physical and mental health.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have a notes on subjects I’m interested in writing about so that I can quickly reference it when I’m feeling uninspired. I take the idea and outline/mind map the book. I have tried mind mapping on it’s own, but it seems too messy to interpret. So, I jot as many things down in the order I first think is good on the outline. Then I go back through and reorganize the thoughts. After that, I ask relevant questions about what I want to communicate in a chapter. Last, it’s go!
What advice would you give other writers?
Write at least 1,000 words per day as a minimum and get a good editor.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I never aspired to get a publisher, because that seems to much like a job. When I write, I do it because I feel a certain sense of freedom. I’m not willing to part ways with my freedom as a writer, so that is why I choose to self-publish. An editor is paramount to keep my work sounding relevant and understandable.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that a great majority of publishing companies will begin to embrace the self-publishing avenue and start to sign on self-published authors so that they can market. I believe self-published works will overtake all other large publishing companies in the next decade. Kind of how Redbox closed out all video stores, the larger publication companies will get closed out by the self-published ebooks. It’s just easier for everyone involved.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Self-help, health & fitness, exercise, how-to
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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