“Nerdy” represents his love for details and system. “Creator” represents his love for creativity and ideas. He used to be an accountant and now he is pursuing his passion as a character animator.
Yong Kang is also a blogger of two blogs. On his blog, Fearless Passion, he helps creative people be successful in what they love to do. On his personal blog, Nerdy Creator, he shares inspiring story from his life, animation and movies.
His book, Fearless Passion, is a book that inspire others to pursue their passion. It’s not just a book on his career change. Inside the book, there are other inspiring stories from many other passionate people. It is a book to remind people that they have a choice to do what they love and it’s possible.
What inspires you to write?
I used to have very low self-esteem when I was a teen. I started writing to encourage myself to be positive. Now that I have a higher self-esteem, I write to encourage, inspire and help other people. But I still write to connect with myself and reflect.
Tell us about your writing process.
I keep revising and improving my writing process. I find that having an outline is very important because it keeps you focus. Having a scope is crucial too especially when you are writing blog post. I can go on and on without stopping if I don’t have a scope. And that makes editing later on tedious.
My writing process is currently like this:
1. Generate Ideas
2. Define Scope
4. Research (if necessary)
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing and enjoy the process. 🙂
Write something that you are interested to read. If you don’t even enjoy what you are writing, why would anyone else enjoy it?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I choose to self-publish because of the freedom and control I have over my book. Self-publish also allows me to publish my book faster. Finding a good publisher that aligns with your goals take time. So I decide to self-publish instead.
I would advise new authors to try self-publishing even if they are trying to find a publisher. Because self-published books can also be picked up by publisher. So why not start on your own first?
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think paperback will still stay although ebook is becoming more popular nowadays. You will see more new voices and authors emerging as it’s becoming so easy for anyone to publish on their own.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Inspirational, self-help, career, business, non-fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print