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Inside the Literary Mind of… Patrick Fellers, author of The Winter Wolf Arises: A Piran Golawaya Novel

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Patrick Fellers, author of “The Winter Wolf Arises: A Piran Golawaya Novel”
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Inside the Literary Mind of... Patrick Fellers, author of "The Winter Wolf Arises"

JP: The adventure of writing can be an interesting teacher. What have you learned either about the process of writing this saga or about this storyline that you didn’t know and /or couldn’t imagine before embarking on this path to publication? What are some experiences and/or techniques you will take into the next installment in this saga?

PF: Letting the story come out more organically is the best route for my style of writing. My first attempt at designing a novel had me writing a full outline, intricate sub-plots, and detailed character profiles. Some of these were helpful, but I learned that designing a full outline hindered my creative side rather than facilitated it especially when taking the first-person perspective approach. Continue reading Inside the Literary Mind of… Patrick Fellers, author of The Winter Wolf Arises: A Piran Golawaya Novel

Inside the Literary Mind of… LaMont Anthony Wright, author of “The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet”

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LaMont Anthony Wright, author of The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet
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Joey Pinkney: In your coming-of-age autobiography The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet, you are very careful to tell the truth about your vulnerability as a child and how that vulnerability was replaced with a hardened mindset. Loving yourself means giving yourself room to be vulnerable, but it also means being hardened enough to protect your vulnerability from parasitic distractions. Why was writing about this balance, in the context of your own life, important? And how will your readers most benefit from this aspect of your memoir – the balance between being vulnerable and hardened?

LaMont Anthony Wright: First off, that’s a great question. I have a theory, LOL… I was very curious coming up – as most kids are. Maybe more so, because I am a so-called “creative”. Unfortunately, there weren’t many mentors around when I was coming up. My youth was in the 70’s and 80’s. So between the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s “War on Drugs,” a lot of men who may have been leaders in the community were either dead or in jail. Continue reading Inside the Literary Mind of… LaMont Anthony Wright, author of “The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet”

Inside the Literary Mind of Cendrine Marrouat, author of Walks: A Collection of Haiku

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Cendrine Marrouat, author of Walks: A Collection of Haiku
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Joey Pinkney: How does practicing the haiku poetry form shape your thought processes and the way you move through your literary world?

Cendrine Marrouat: There are only two poetry forms that I write now: the Haiku and the Sixku, my invention. The Haiku has been part of my life for years. Not only has it forced me to be very concise, but it has also taught me to be a more impactful artist. I see haiku everywhere I go. Continue reading Inside the Literary Mind of Cendrine Marrouat, author of Walks: A Collection of Haiku