Interview with Samuel Augustin

What do you read for pleasure?
The Bible, blogs on finance and entrepreneurship. Graphic Novels, health and fitness articles.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Smart phone
Describe your desk
Believe it or not, I don't have a desk. I'm an unconventional writer. I got rid of my desk, but to give you a description it had a picture of me and my ex-girlfriend, coffee mug with pens, lots of paper and messy. Lastly my bodybuilding trophy for inspiration, laptop and books.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is that it's been a labor of love. The writing came about when I wrote it for myself, but later was inspired to turn it into a book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love the independence, and creativity. I also enjoy being in control and the process make one feel empowered. And I love the Indie community, where we work together as a whole.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing for me is the countless ways to be creative. I love to create and step out of my normalcy. Plus when I write Biblical devotionals that brings me to a superior place of understanding.
What do your fans mean to you?
More than words can describe. I love the support, the emails and knowing we can connect with the art of the writing word. I love my fans.
What are you working on next?
Another Devotional, a short story and an diet and exercise book.
why did you start writing?
I started writing to vent. I kept a journal and put all my thoughts on paper.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My clients, and challenging myself to be better.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read, I hit the gym to stay in great shape. Also I train my clients to stay in great shape.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Holy Bible because it's the best guide to living a prosperous life.
2. Reposition Yourself by TD Jakes because that book is empowering. It teaches you that you can change your life for the better.
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad because it changed my thinking about money.
4.Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill because of the moral concept of making money.
5. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho because of faith and determination to follow ones dreams.
What was the best advice you've been given about writing?
The best advice, I would say given in a writers group was, "Just write" and another was don't over edit or you'll never move on and lastly "you have to kill your darlings."
Published 2014-08-05.
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