About Ellis Seal:
Ellis Seal is an accomplished engineer and inventor who is driven to grow in knowledge and understanding and use his insight in beneficial endeavors. This drive has led him to develop multiple patented inventions for such things as ultra lightweight satellite tanks, Space Shuttle nose cones, and carbon fiber acoustic guitars. He has developed designs and technology for two carbon fiber acoustic guitar lines currently in production: The Composite Acoustics line by Peavey and the Kevin Michael line by McPherson Guitars. This innovative spirit has led him on a quest for practical methods for living a happier and more productive life. He has documented his findings in his books .
What inspires you to write?
I write because I am compelled from within to share my fresh perspective on how to live a happier more productive life. The books I write flow from things I have discovered and have impacted my life in such a positive way that I cannot keep them to myself. I am an engineer by profession, and am wired to search for cause and effect relationships, and to understand how things work. I see life as being similar to a tough engineering problem – once you determine and apply the proper solutions, the problems are resolved. I also know with absolute certainty, that the information contained in my books works – from both my own experience and that of all with whom I have shared my insight.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is sparked by inspiration, but takes a long time. Usually, a concept for a book starts in my mind, then over the next few months various ideas start to materialize. I then start making an outline and writing down the concepts. When idea is particularly clear, I will write it down. My books take years to write a full draft, then additional years to refine. I never feel like they are finished, but can always be improved. Sometimes, months after I have self published a book, I will get a flash of new insight, a clearer perspective or a better way to convey a concept, and go back and revise the book. My motivation is to get the information correct and convey it in the most understandable and readable way.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what is inside – write the things for which you have unique perspective and internal motivation to write. Rewrite and rewrite until it is the best you can do. And take personal satisfaction in your committing your time and putting forth your best effort.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It is so easy now to self publish a book, and there are so many books out there, it is almost impossible to break through. I have contacted countless literary agents, and made many proposals, but have not struck a chord with any of them. I realize that perhaps my books are not what publishers are looking for. I considered not publishing at all. But I truly know in my heart of hearts that the information in my books can help all who read them – so I elected to self publish – I have to provide the opportunity for people to benefit from my books – even if no one does, I will know I have done all I can to share what I believe to be vitally important and life changing information.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It seems that with so many free books, and the ease low cost with which people can publish, that it will be increasingly difficult for any author to get his work read.
What genres do you write?: Self Help, Motivation, Christian Life
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Ellis Seal Page On Amazon
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