Interview with Clifford Paxton

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allow me to publish my book for free, when others wouldn't
What's the story behind your latest book?
I dreamt of a dreamworld called Casporix. It was a lucid dream. In the dream I spoke with a man named Deiham. He told me Casporix is where we belong and when I wake up I will be going back to Earth. Earth is the real dreamworld.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is an escape from reality. The same goes for reading books. With how tough the world is, we need an escape from reality​ every now and again.
What do your fans mean to you?
Priceless, awesome individuals, who love adventure just as much as me. There is nothing better than discussing​ my stories with others.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling. My absolute favorite is Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although he was an essayist and philosopher mainly, that is what I liked about him. With that being said, here is one of his quotes that have deep meaning.

"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Family. Happiness in knowing that I have been blessed with another day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time with my family. Helping with homework, drawing​, occasionally watch T.V.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do, vaguely. I was very young when I wrote it and couldn't give you the full details. I just remember when I was a kid I had alot of chores. My first story was about a kid who always pushed his chores off onto his younger siblings. While they were doing his chores and his parents were gone, he got into trouble around town.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"Night" by Elie Weisel. Not the first book I ever read, but one that had a big impact on me. I can't get into too much detail on how it made me feel. However, the book put saddness in my heart and made me treat everyone equally.
What do you read for pleasure?
Quotes by various philosophers.
Published 2016-11-15.
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