Friday, June 5, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions from Interviewers (Part 1 of 22)

I want to pass on some of the FAQ I receive from interviewers. Some of them are good questions any of us would do well to answer for ourselves.

Why did you write this book? I'm asked that question more than any other. And each time, the answer varies.

Rather than give you my many answers, here's how I cover it. "I wrote this book because I felt I had something to say." I don't add, "I believe readers can learn/grow from it." I hope they do, but that's not at the top of my list.

As selfish as this may sound, I write for me, and most of the books I write come from my own journey because of issues and problems I've faced and eventually overcome. Normally, I start the book while I'm still seeking resolution.

Instead of waiting until that "Ah ha! moment," I write the problem and each chapter contains the tiny steps I'm taking toward resolution. I don't say it that way, but I want to write in the heat of my pain and not afterward when I can say, "I've overcome; so can you."

I also assume that my problems aren't unique, but they're the kind of issues that most individuals face at one time or another. As it says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, our temptations (and problems) are common to humanity. Once I find peace, I'm ready to smooth out my writing and send it out.

I write out of my issues
as part of my method of solution.

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