Joshua Cintron is a teacher, author, copywriter, webmaster, poet and infopreneur. Josh writes quality articles and blogs for business owners, magazines, fortune 500 companies, local businesses and personal bloggers.
He currently teaches courses in business related subjects at several colleges in the US. He holds a master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in business.
Josh is married with twins, yup, twins. When his twins are laid to rest at night, he works hard to keep his wife happy. Because as husbands know, “Happy wife, happy life.”
Josh enjoys writing, playing sports, reading and spending time with family. He has a bit of a humorous side, and loves to help people.
What inspires you to write?
I’m a dreamer, always have been. I view my current position as “drywall jail,” where I work in spreadsheets, supporting the local government in a managerial capacity.
But is that it? Can I see myself in this position for the next 35 years, and hope to enjoy my children, wife and retirement?
Our next breath isn’t guaranteed, therefore, choosing to make an impact in people’s lives with words is why I write. I’m not worldly acclaimed or overly confident in my ability to write but I do it any ways.
If my words can spurn someone into action and off the sidelines of fear, than my writing efforts are not in vain.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a dreamer, I have to write things out – create an outline. My mind is constantly looking to the next idea, so writing down my thoughts in Gmail and saving them as draft, enables me to revisit them at a later date.
I’m a non-fiction writer, therefore, I call on my experience in various industries, positions and all levels of the pecking order, from janitor, employee, manager and owner.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I cannot faithfully provide advice in this area because I focus on non-fiction.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up. Continue writing as practice makes perfect. Listen to successful people who have walked to the talk and refrain from sharing dreams with pessimistic people.
Did I mention to don’t give up?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m a bit of control freak. Although I enjoy constructive criticism as this is the only way to make one’s weaknesses a strength, no one will work harder than me to get the word out on my book.
To become a proficient writer, one must be a proficient reader. Therefore, I leaned on my teacher (Youtube) and scoured the Internet for tips, tricks and tools to self-publish my books. I’m not perfect nor do I know everything but the only way to learn a process is to do it. So, here I am, doing it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the Internet will continue to revolutionize the way people write, market, sell and read books. I enjoy holding a book in my hand and so do many others, so I doubt paper books will go away. But, more and more writers will gain confidence and continue self-publishing their works.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Non-fiction,education, finance, business, teaching, college & universities
What formats are your books in?