Welcome to One on One: Insights Into the Writer's Life

I've always been fascinated by interviews with writers: how they work through the creative process, what fears dog them and what joys nourish them, how they attract the muse and what they do when she fails to appear.

As a reader, I enjoy these "behind the pen" glimpses into how their ideas make it from their mind and onto the paper, and, as a writer, I feel less alone when I learn that other, more successful writers have also been challenged by creative setbacks and personal issues.

With One on One: Insights Into the Writer's Life, I'll share these stories through a series of interviews with authors and writers, those whose work lines the bookshelves (both physical and electronic) as well as those who are still struggling through the process of publication. Because, published or not, wildly successful or unknown, we are all writers.

As Isaac Asimov wrote in Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection, "…let me be clear what I mean about 'writers." I don't want to confine the word only to those who are successful…I also mean those writers who just sell an occasional item…whose names are not household words…even…those writers who never sell anything, who are writers only in the sense that they work doggedly at it, sending out story after story, and living in a hope that is not yet fulfilled."

I hope you enjoy these interviews and from them, glean new insights and gain more confidence to help you as you continue on your journey through this writing life.

Nancy Christie

One on One with author Alan Black — Part Four

by Nancy Christie on June 27, 2016

Alan Black bio photoWelcome back for Part Four of the four-part interview with prolific author Alan Black.

And not just an author but a self-published one, which involves its own huge amount of commitment and effort.

Visit his website and Amazon Author Page to learn more about his books, then follow him on Facebook page and Twitter (@alblack77). [click to continue…]

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One on One with author Alan Black — Part Three

by Nancy Christie on June 20, 2016

Alan Black bio photoToday I bring you Part Three of the four-part interview with author Alan Black, whose 17 published books run the gamut from scifi to westerns with a bit of non-fiction thrown in for good measure!

For more about Alan, visit his website and Facebook page, follow him on Twitter (@alblack77) and stop by his Amazon Author Page. [click to continue…]

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One on One with author Alan Black — Part Two

by Nancy Christie on June 13, 2016

Alan Black bio photoWe’re back with cross-genre, multi-book writer Alan Black, who took time from his incredibly busy schedule to answer all my questions—with both honesty and humor!

Check out Part One here, and be sure to visit his website and Facebook page, follow him on Twitter (@alblack77) and stop by his Amazon Author Page. [click to continue…]

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One on One with author Alan Black — Part One

by Nancy Christie on June 6, 2016

Alan Black bio photoAlan Black’s email sign says he is “a multi-genre author who’s never met a good story he didn’t want to tell.” And that is one of the best and most succinct definitions of a writer I have come across.

Whether they write fiction or non-fiction, writers tell stories, but first, they must be open to all those tales that are floating past them: snatches of conversations, glimpses of expressions, bits and pieces of lives left behind, like flotsam on the shoreline, ready to be collected by someone curious enough to bend down and pick them up.

Someone—like Alan Black. [click to continue…]

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One on One with Author Allan Karl — Part Four

by Nancy Christie on May 23, 2016

Motorcycle and camelWelcome back to Part Four of my interview with Allan Karl. (Click on the links for Part One, Part Two and Part Three.)

Allan has done what many people dream of doing but rarely actually do—he took off alone on a round-the-world trip via motorcycle, and then came back and wrote about his adventures in FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle.

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One on One with Author Allan Karl — Part Three

by Nancy Christie on May 16, 2016

ForksWelcome back to our One on One interview with author and motivational speaker Allan Karl, whose book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle chronicles his three-year motorcycle ride around the world.

(Check out Part One and Part Two of the interview.) [click to continue…]

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One on One with Author Allan Karl — Part Two

by Nancy Christie on May 9, 2016

Allan headshotWe’re back with worldrider and world-writer Allan Karl for Part Two of the interview. (Read Part One here.)

After his three-year motorcycle journey around the world, he wrote about his adventures in FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. [click to continue…]

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One on One with Author Allan Karl — Part One

by Nancy Christie on May 2, 2016

Motorcycle and AllanAllan Karl is a writer and a rider who spent nearly three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle.

He then chronicled his adventures first in FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle and also in his forthcoming book, The Beginning At The End of The Road. [click to continue…]

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One on One with Author Timothy Quigley — Part Four

by Nancy Christie on April 25, 2016

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Timothy Quigley

Welcome back for the last of the four-segment interview with author Timothy Quigley, whose novella, Kissing the Hag, was released Fall 2015.

Timothy’s award-winning stories have appeared in the Chariton Review, Line Zero Journal of Art and Literature, La Ostra Magazine, Writer’s World as well as online publications. [click to continue…]

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One on One with Author Timothy Quigley — Part Three

by Nancy Christie on April 18, 2016

 

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Timothy Quigley

We’re back with Part Three of the interview with author Timothy Quigley, whose novella, Kissing the Hag, was released Fall 2015.

An award-winning writer, Tim’s stories have appeared in the Chariton Review, Line Zero Journal of Art and Literature, La Ostra Magazine, Writer’s World as well as online publications. [click to continue…]

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