Born and educated near London, England. In the 1950s, Peter Worsley moved to the United States when he took a job in Santa Monica, California. For many years he worked in marketing and communications with high-tech people, products, and ideas. Peter retired in 1996 while living in Santa Barbara. Seeking a change of pace, he set out on a path to become a professional artist painter.
Today, in his mideighties, he sees himself as a kind of old soul and romantic at heart. The subjects he chooses to paint have some sort of nostalgic calling—ordinary people doing everyday things at interesting places. Often the result is a moving painting reflecting the human comedy.
What inspires you to write?
Recently, as he spoke with other artists, it became clear that many do not realize what it takes to market their artworks. With the rapidly changing environment of the Internet and other related means of communication, the so-called “tried-and-true” methods of yesteryear are no longer adequate.
With this insight, Peter decided to give back to the art community, first by hosting several workshops, and then by writing this book.
Tell us about your writing process.
I started with an outline on the computer in Apple Pages software. Then began collecting notes and references in an Evernote software Notebook.
From these notes I built the book, chapter by chapter, again using Apple Pages. When completed, I saved it as a Microsoft word file for submission to CreatSpace. I used the publisher’s services for editing and interior design. I roughed out a cover design using InDesign, from my photo and copy, and then used the publisher’s services for the final cover design.
What advice would you give other writers?
I am too new at writing to give any advice.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Not having any contacts in the publishing world,I chose to self publish.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Conventional publishing is beginning to have a tough time.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
So far: Self Improvement, non-fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
Your Social Media Links