Post-graduate in chemistry and business management. Professor of Management Studies. Corporate Trainer for top management. Senior management professional. Speaker. Counselor. Blogger.
What inspires you to write?
The motivation to write comes from the purpose of helping readers read and reflect. Change comes only from reflection. So, any attempt to get readers to pause and ponder will be one step in the direction of change. That is why I write only on a few select subjects.
Tell us about your writing process.
When an idea for a book strikes me, I pray that I be guided in the project. Divine assistance is a must. Then I make a draft. Reflect on the draft. Redraft. Polish and get opinions of my family. When necessary I get friends to give me reviews and feedback. You could say that I am a seat of the pants type of writer, who prefers to write in the evening and late into the night.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do not read or write fiction.
What advice would you give other writers?
1) Be yourself. Try not to ape anyone.
2) Write to express. Not impress.
3) Convey your thoughts in simple language so that your reader understands.
4) Be logical and do not confuse the reader.
5) Remember the only reason you are a writer is because there are readers.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
There is no chosen publisher. I try to publish through traditional publishers. Five of my books have been published by them. Three had to go the self-publishing route. I would strongly recommend traditional publishing. The benefits of having books displayed on retailer outlets, where they can be browsed, are enormous. Only if the writer is a celebrity the royalty from self-publishing outweighs earnings from traditional publishing. Self-publishing places on the author the huge responsibility of promoting the book. In traditional publishing the responsibility is shared.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books will always be sought after, though reading among the young is not a preferred activity. Ebooks will grow in popularity, but paperbacks will not be displaced. Authors who do not spend time in exploring traditional publishers will settle for self-publishing, only to lament their choice. Reading gadgets will sell more, but the hard-core readers will prefer to hold a book in hand. With the explosion of knowledge, the genres will increase.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Spirituality, parenting, relationships, corporate governance.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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