Just a quick question here:
What do you think is the most important thing for a young and novice writer to do if he wants to succeed?
Hello Christopher Scotton, how are you doing?
Thank you so much for coming on here and answering our questions that we have, we all appreciate it.
I am a person who wishes to write out his imagination and allow people to enjoy a world's story that I have created. I wish to know how I will be able to get my story published, if given the chance, and how a beginner author like me can appeal to publishers to give my book a chance? I would also like to know from a fellow author's point of ... See More view, on what inspired you to begin your step towards novel writing and what inspiration you had to create your story "The Secret Wisdom of The Earth"?
Again thank you for coming on and answering our questions, and we all appreciate you taking the time to answer us.
Do you think that the publishing industry is changing/needs to change? How so?
Do you have any good suggestions for marketing a newly released book on a budget? Due to an unexpected family member's health crises where I am a main caregiver, I am prohibited until September from being able to go out and do book signings and/or scheduling to be on certain local radio/tv shows. Any advicr would be greatly appreciated.
What do you think make a book outstanding?
Could you please tell us how do you come up with a propelling idea to write a novel and develop it at core level?
is it true to get a publisher or agent to look at your book you first have to write articles or stories?
What drove you to start writing?
What is it about writing that drew you?
Do you believe that people have 'a calling' in life, and that yours might be with the written word?
Do you have any modern muses that you turn to for inspiration?
Christopher Scotton's last book "The Secret Wisdom of The Earth" has been praised by the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and many acclaimed authors.
Scotton has a rather diverse background as a carpenter, bouncer, kite flyer, amusement park ride operator, and the CEO of a few technology companies. In his latest book he turns this vast experience toward literature.
Check out "The Secret Wisdom of The Earth" and be sure to leave a question for the down-to-earth and ever awesome Christopher Scotton.