Tuesday, 26 July 2011

"Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want ..."

The Bookshop Guru

In a recent interview I provided this information about my progress as a writer. Don’t you wish you thought of it first! Here goes! Hope you like it.

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A photograph I took in New York, USA.
First of all, when is the release date of your book and the title?

Within the next 2-3 months, I am not sure about the exact release date. The title is: How to Pass a Degree with Confidence  Now Available to Buy Click Here

Where did you attend college and study artificial intelligence?

I went to Plymouth University and gained an Honours degree in computing and gained a Master’s degree in software engineering studying artificial intelligence at Sunderland University.

We are all drawn to writing because we have a story to tell, is this why you became a writer?

Yes, I have many stories to tell. It all began as a boy growing up in America. Even then I wanted to be a writer, but most of my life I have been trying to figure out what I wanted, but it’s always been there. Interestingly, all this time I have kept the scraps of paper with the words I have written. I am often reminded by the lyrics of Baz Luhrmann Everybody’s Free (To Wear) Sunscreen “Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t” Well, that has been me in the past. Now, I am busy working on my next book.

What are your favourite genres to read?

I do not have any favourites because it’s the story that is important. It can be science fiction, crime, romance, and so on, but it always comes back to the story. Ernest Hemingway talked about the ‘iceberg theory,’ as a writer you can omit certain elements, but the story holds our attention. Each page we turn we want to know more as we identify with the characters leading us to the end of the story.

Do you have a favourite author and why?

I could list so many and miss out so many, because there are numerous good writers out there now and in the past. Paulo Coelho for example, his book ‘The Alchemist’ is a story about a shepherd boy on a quest, but it’s also about love and much more. Hidden within the story is a moral similar to ‘Jesus and his parables’ and what Hemingway used in many of his books the ‘iceberg theory.’

And now for something completely random, what is your favourite animal?

I have always loved animals especially dogs, ever since I can remember. Once on a trip as a boy to a zoo I remember seeing an ape in what appeared a small enclosure. I remember staring into the eyes of the ape and wondering what the ape was thinking, but me wishing all animals were free…

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In my latest book “It’s Never Too Late” read how dreams do come true, but be careful what you wish for. Understand the secret of greed and you will attain one of the secrets of prosperity. The book will also take you on a journey and explores love, money, luck, and much more.


Hey, Chuck. Did you bring any spending money? Viva la vida loca.

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