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Here is my interview with Julian Black! I had a lot of fun getting to know him by asking these questions and I hope you all enjoy it as well.
Name : Julian Black
Please tell us a little bit about yourself ?. I have grown up finding life extremely difficult in fact I have found planet earth very overwhelming and suffocating . I did not function like other people and I have always known I was different and of course so did other people . I found it very hard in fact Impossible to make friends and I was very much a loner and Isolated and I was petrified of my own shadow and I hid away from the world . As I got older all of this Isolation and fear got the better of me and the fear turned to driven fear . As human beings we are social animals and we enjoy having friends and being intimate with people and doing social things I was petrified of living and I hid away from blooming as a human being and finding out about myself and my Identity . I did not think anything of myself so why should other people I became a door mat for everybody and I felt a constant laughing stock and Invisible to the world . Everybody else was growing into life whilst my life was buried and constantly full of fear . I spent years in and out of therapy as therapy was my only release from maybe heading for a nervous breakdown . I then found creative writing or developed it as it has always been there since I was a child . I wrote about characters that mirrored my own life mostly in fearful situations as I lived in fear constantly growing up and to write about stories that were very personal to me gave me so much joy as it was a release from so much inner pain in my traumatic life . I can go as far as saying that my writing has given me a wall to lean on on so many personal levels and even to the point of keeping me alive .
What genre you write ? . I write about LGBTQ + Stories and humanity .
What is your writing Process like ? . I walk a lot as I find walking very therapeutic ( when I have the time as of late ) , I tend to get a story in my head as I am walking or a story will just suddenly appear in my head . I will not forget the Idea for that story and I will straight away make notes or get out my little laptop and I will start developing it so that the Idea is on paper for me to develop . The story will take me about two to three weeks to finish . Again the story is always personal to me so if something traumatic happens in my life I will make a story out of it somehow . I always feel better after starting a story creativity makes me feel good about myself . It has been a godsend .
Who / what Inspires you ?.
My own life really . I always say I have done nothing with my life over the past twenty seven years but on the other hand it makes for a very Interesting read . My life has recently been called a fascinating history because you could say I am unique not many live or have lived like I have . I have been driven by constant fear nearly all of my life and it’s been horrible for me as you can Imagine . I have put my life into words and what can I say people find it very sad but very fascinating . My life has been no blank space it could have been but I wanted my life to help other people who maybe are driven by fear . We live in a very scary world and we can allow fear to overwhelm us and it’s a horrible emotion to have .
Do you have any advice for other Authors ?.
Write what you know . Find something in your own life that you can get a story from . Mine was driven fear and developing characters around the emotion of fear . Just start a couple of paragraphs and develop it into something unique . It will give you so much confidence and self worth . It’s an escape from reality using your creative Juices it’s very emotionally tiring and time consuming but so worth it in the end . It’s a great feeling when you have finished a story that means so much to you . Never give up just keep on writing and keep on writing maybe even keep a journal just never give up and keep doing it everyday .
What are your favourite books or Authors ?.
I read all sorts really I enjoy biography’s and Memoirs and true life stories . I wish more people would write their memoirs but unfortunetly lots of people are very private . We could all help each other by sharing our life stories .
Is writing your full time career ? .
No not at all . I have made no money from writing in fact I have spent more on getting published then I have from any royalties . My books are very personal to me and it has done my self worth so much good to see my books published and out there for people to read . To me it’s not about the money it’s about writing stories that mirror my own life and I can share this with the world . Nobody wanted to publish my work so I never gave up and I spent my own hard earned money on self publishing and marketing . If I was famous or I had famous parents then publishers would be chasing me but I am just the average Joe and getting a traditional publisher was asking the Impossible . I find this very unfair but celebrity gets you everywhere . I have for many years now been a pot washer and cleaner what can I say it pays the bills .
Are you published ?.
Yes all of my books are self published . You can find all of my work on my website : www.julianblackbooks.co.uk
Where do you see yourself in five years ?.
I hope to see just one of my books turned into some sort of a movie and I hope to have some Involvement in the film Industry . It would be a dream come true for me . I have always had a passion for the film Industry . Story telling is just magical .
What is the best writing advice you have ever received ? .
Never give up on your dreams . Dreams could become a reality .
Links or websites . http://www.julianblackbooks.co.uk/
I am on FACEBOOK , TWITTER , INSTAGRAM under julian Black just look for the Logo of my books and click .
I loved doing this!
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
My name is Crystal Reavis and I’m 35
Fiona: Where are you from?
I’m originally from Roswell NM but I live in Colorado
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I have been married for thirteen years and have 3 wonderful children. We love hanging out together and playing games together, hiking and watching TV. My family is my life and the reason I do everything I do. I even homeschool my kids because we feel it’s what’s best for my family. My husband is super supportive of my career and helps me all the time when I need it. My education is kind of all over the place. I am an avid learner so…
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