Interview with James Orcutt

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is to share that passion and to communicate the subject material through this medium. Being able to paint a mental picture, from my perspective, is the key to being an author. I truly enjoy blending a slight amount of humor into the education of the material at hand.
Who are your favorite authors?
The Spirit of God who wrote the Scriptures. After Him, then it'd be John MacArthur, C.S. Lewis, J.I. Packer, Arthur W. Pink, Michael Savage, Ronald Reagan, and the list fades into the horizon.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The mercies of the Lord are new each morning,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm thinking about writing. LOL In other words, it's simply being observant of what the Lord has going on down each path of life. It's enjoying the journey of life and the company of those the Lord brings alongside. The art of conversation needs to make a comeback in our relationships; especially our families.
I also love gardening and working with plants and shrubs. Every opportunity I have I try and take cuttings of plants for propagation.
I spend time reading and studying the Scriptures. Our church family has a large outreach with Awana - Bible lessons, memorizing Bible verses and time for games and snacks.
What is your writing process?
Asking the Lord for His wisdom and guidance.
"Brevity is the soul of wit." (William Shakespeare) I save every last bit of writing as a Draft n my email window. I like using my email window for writing. Once things are at the point of delighting the Lord, then I copy/paste over to iPages or iAuthor on my Mac.
When did you first start writing?
For as long as I remember I've always had a love for writing.
What are you working on next?
The text for a children's book on the first two chapters of the prophet Jonah is already done. The Lord had me write it in the form of a poem, The artist, Matt, is currently working on the artwork. I've seen Matt's artwork and this book will be ROOOOCKIN'! (Is that a marketing tease, or what?) LOL
Published 2015-07-21.
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Books by This Author

A Fish Named Burt: A Story of Jonah
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / General
This book is a poem of the Old Testament Book of Jonah (1-3), from the big fish's point of view. It's intended for children of all ages, as we all have a "child-like" nature. The black and white format of the artwork by Matt Rokahr is not only meant to be educational and entertaining, but can also be used as a coloring book. The main message of Jonah is: "Salvation of the Lord". James Orcutt