About Robert V. Baynes:
Robert has been concerned for a long time about the direction this country is headed. He wrote his first book, “The Day the Dollar Died’ to warn people about what could happen here if we don’t change direction.
Robert also loves to spend time with his family and take vacations. In his spare time he likes to fish, cook, read, and garden. He is also a bit of a health nut. He likes to eat as naturally as possible.
What inspires you to write?
I started writing this book because I wanted to write a book and warn people of the danger our country is in economically. I decided to make it a novel, because I believe that a story can often get a message across better than just giving facts. I found that as I wrote this, I really enjoyed writing fiction.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use very few notes when I write. I do make notes about my characters because I want to be able to keep everyone straight as I write. Most of the story though, I just write it as I see it in my head. I usually know the basic story line before I start writing, but I discover the details as I get there and continue to write like I am describing a movie.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t really listen or talk to my characters. Many of my characters have some of my traits or of people that I know. Most of my characters, I just describe as I see them in my mind. My main character has some of my traits and some that I wish I had.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing a book is usually a long term project. Once you are done, then you need to et it edited well and be willing to change it in places to be the best product you can create. After you get it to print, then the real work begins with the promotion of it. It is a little like having a child start a career in the world and you just hope they are good enough that people will like them. The book you wrote is very much like your child.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self publish my book on Create Space. I have heard stories of people that tried to get a book published and how hard that was. Publishing the book is relatively easy, promoting it is much harder.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think in the future, self publishing will gain credibility. However, I also think that there will be a lot more competition to promote your book. I think audio books will continue to grow in popularity.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Christian / Political fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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