Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Sometimes, I put myself in the psyche of a reader who scrolls over the book list on the Amazon website or stroll down the Barnes & Nobles’ bookstore isle. What makes the reader click and purchase your book on a website or pull a copy down of your novel from the bookshelf?
I ask myself, “Why should you really read my books?”
I want to develop a great yarn in my novels. My books are filled with hopes, dreams, challenges and fears that make us human. That is my philosophy in crafting novels.
I knew when growing up I would be a writer. From an early age in Winder, I was a dreamer, walking down the dusty red clay dirt roads of the Bush Chapel section, of this small Northeast Georgia town, while watching the cars motor on the Hog Mountain Road.
Every evening I heard the whistle of the Southern Railroad trains passing through Winder creating a nagging longing to know the destinations of the trains.
One day, when I moved to New York City travelling on one of those trains called the Silver Comet, I would see the world outside of this small southern town. It’s been a journey that I’ve told in newspaper articles and now as a published author.
There are so many rewarding challenges in writing a book. By expanding your philosophy and sharing it with others, you’ll find inevitable growth. You will learn so much more about yourself and others you will want to write another book while you are completing the first one!
We write not just to change the world, but to create a new world. This is a perspective I share in my body of written works. I develop new ways of seeing the world and how our experiences shapes us mentally. Some people run and exercise, some people play sports, but I write to create healthy mental moments for myself and my reader.
2. Books to help people reach their writing goals!
Do you know what it’s like to go out and sign books? I do. It’s an exhilarating experience that only a few people understand. Once your book is published, the door of opportunity will fly open. You will meet people you never thought you would. Further, people will want to work with you and learn your story.
Books form a unique perspective of experience and knowledge to help others avoid the errors and the mistakes you failed to overcome in reaching your goals.
For example, Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist is a self -help book based on nine years of teaching Creative Writing at Atlanta’s Evening at Emory University Writers’ Studio, writing five books and going through the treacherous publishing process.
People should read, learn and use the knowledge I present in my non-fiction books and how the characters overcame problems in my fiction books to learn and grow as writers and readers with a broader understanding of the world.
3. My Books of fiction based in real places, especially the Julius J.E. Thompson Trilogy!
It is a good feeling knowing people are buying my books. Not only that, but those sales can lead to bigger opportunities. I write to entertain and tell a good tale in my novels. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain in writing a book. Personally, it has been one of my greatest and most rewarding achievements in life.
I create characters that build relationships, face challenges, overcome fears and live their lives in my novels. I want to create teachable moments, but in entertainment form that capture and keep the readers’ attention. This is the best way to share an idea or story that matters. And if it matters to you, maybe it’ll matter to others. Because the book you actually write is better than the one floating in the dream world of your mind.
In conclusion, you should read my books to see characters living their hopes, facing challenges, overcoming fears and working hard to reach their dreams.