About Richard Klein:
The son of British-Jewish parents, Richard Klein was born in Rio de Janeiro 1962. He studied economics in Brazil but now works as a visual effects artist and has contributed to the production of numerous blockbuster films. He is an accomplished musician, with some 400,000 hits on Youtube. As well as Rio de Janeiro, Richard has lived in Paris, Lisbon, Los Angeles, São Paulo and Glasgow. He is now is based in London and is writing his second book.
What inspires you to write?
Writing for me is a means of resistance, a way to “preserve the world”. In my view, the events we have witnessed in terms of economics and of politics since the global crisis in 2008 has caused a de-humanization of human relations, or at least a drop in their quality. When I write, my hope is to maintain the feeling awe and the sense of adventure in regards to life and to the world that seems to be fading away..
Tell us about your writing process.
Everyone has their own style. What I do is just pour every thought I have in a document and use this initial material as a basis from where I progress. The reviewing of my first draft is a creative process, which requires reviewing and the same goes with every new review I do. I stop when I feel satisfied to have reached a reasonable quality and then I submit it to a professional reviewer who luckily is a good friend of mine. After both of us are satisfied, it is time to publish.
What advice would you give other writers?
Above all don’t expect to make money out of writing. Do it for pleasure, if money eventually comes in see it as an unexpected and welcome bonus.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
There is no point of writing if you don’t publish. Books are meant to be read, never write for yourself. Write for people to read.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
This is a million dollar question. I believe that at some point people will get sick of the superficiality of social media and get back to reading books. For this to happen we need entrepreneurs thinking out of the box and coming up with creative solutions. Alas, the way the publishing market and indeed the over concentrated economic system is organized these days this may take some time. The hopeful change I observe is that there is a huge mass of people tired of how they obtain information and of what they read, the question that stays is how to reach this “market” without passing through the polluted waters of mainstream.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Memoir, historical,
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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