Could You Tell Us About Yourself ?
I am a Canadian. I grew up in London, Ontario and worked for many years as a city planner.
What made you write your book (s) ?
A girl who was 2 years ahead of me in university had an article published in a professional journal. I was so impressed and wanted to someday experience the same thing.
What is the first book you remember reading ?
Wind in the Willows
What’s your favorite book ?
Who is your favorite author and why?
Herman Wouk, I became captivated by him after reading The Caine Mutiny.
How many hours a day do you write?
I don’t write every day because I have a full-time job. I tend to write when ideas strike me but I don’t have a schedule.
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
The frustration of not being able to write sentences and paragraphs that convey exactly what I want to say. “Writer’s Block” I guess.
If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose and why?
No one in particular.
What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?
Good lighting and a comfortable chair.
What’s your favorite writing snack or drink?
How do you celebrate when you finish your book?
Lunch at my favorite Noodle House.
Do you listen to music while you wrote your book (s) ?
Where do you get your idea (s) for your book (s) ?
From letters to the editor, blogs, social media, news items.
What is / was your writing process like?
Not very structured, I write here and there as ideas strike me and as time permits.
Do you try more to be original or rather give readers what they want?
I always try to present an original point of view or a summary of prevailing wisdom i.e., something fresh.
What kind of research do you do and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Probably 3-4 weeks, assembling reference material and my own notes
What’s your favorite and least favorite part of publishing your book (s) ?
No one thing I can think of.
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
The humorous section about the National Football League.
How did you come up with the title for your book (s) ?
I just played around with some words and phrases trying to capture what the book is about.
What is a significant way your book has changed since the first draft?
The chapters and the organization of the topics/subject matter.
How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
Probably conservative leaning, with an interest in politics, social issues, modern culture and modern society in general.
What did you edit out of your book (s) ?
How long did it take for you to write a book ?
What do you hope your readers take away from your book (s) ?
Some food for thought, different perspectives, and a few laughs.
What was the hardest part of writing your book (s) ?
Did you get some negative feedback on your book ? and if so how do you deal with that ?
Nothing in particular. I got a few “2 star” ratings but there were no reviews so I don’t know specifically what readers didn’t like.
How did you feel when you first published your book (s) ? Scared ? Excited ? Nervous ?
Where can people who are interested in your book, buy your book ?
On Amazon, just search “Grant Moore” under books.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
A children’s book but it’s not very far along.
After writing your book (s) what is your advice to people who want to become writers?
Hang in there and don’t give up!!
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