Interview with Dr. David Knight

What is your writing process?
I get inspired by either a subject I am intensely researching due to its relation to my own experience in some way. I like the 'explosion graph method' taught to me by a certain prolific business guru slash chasidic rabbi some years ago. First, write the main idea inside a ping pong ball sized oval drawn on a piece of paper, next, draw spokes away from that main idea, (it would look like a child's depiction of the sun. And then, you guessed it, more ping pong balls on the rays of the sun you just drew with main subpoints about the main idea. Rinse and repeat. The writing part is really a mental riff I have with myself and researching what others have learned about the subject while typing, fleshing out the skeletal framework of idea patterns previously laid out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first stories I remember that impacted me the most were horror fiction and comic books to be completely honest. I was amazed by the ability of a skilled wordsmith's skill to create a narrative, develop character, and describe things.
How do you approach cover design?
That's a simple one. Symbolism. The main concept or punchline of a book should be communicate. I realize my personality lends itself to meaning ascription.I always feel let down by an author without this element.
What do you read for pleasure?
I listen/ingest fiction mostly from listening to podcasts either the literature read directly or in interview by the author, if I like the author's knowledge of a subject, I study it. A classic research approach picked up by being classically trained in the hard sciences no doubt all in multitasking mode form, i.e.do the dishes and prepare a meal for my family while listening with a single earbud in.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Samsung Galaxy, baby! It's like an appendage at this point.
Describe your desk
Actually, I have multiple work stations throughout my house.I suppose my phone and a piece of scratch paper are in my pockets.... Oh god, I am my desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a dingy blue collar city in the midwest raised by feral savages.Childhood was to be survived, not enjoyed. Nuff said.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as I learned. Dissociation fantasy accounts for alot. We all live in our own minds, were else?
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book is a collection of concepts I learned via experience on how to actually change a series of negative life patterns and turn them around.Simply put.It's the real thing, not theories. The concept of the ouroborus illustrates cyclical/ repeating natural systems that are self perpetuating. The mechanism of expectation meeting perceived reality, and conditioned modes of thinking and behavior lead to shitty outcomes by choice selection in the field of possibility.Change the tuning of the ship, the coordinates shift, the course changes. The end.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The creative outlet for one. The next part is stolen from Nietzsche the great philosopher when asked why he CHOOSES to write to which he explains, "choose?! ... I need to get this out of my head and into the manifest". Don't hate me for my embellishment here. Just sayin'.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
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Published 2016-03-23.
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Books by This Author

Ouroborus, Freedom from the Patterns that Hinder Us
Price: $9.99 $2.50 USD. (75% off until Aug. 25!) Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This is a book about change. Real change. Lasting change.Wanna knock the brakes off this self trance~formative trip you are on? You have to take a serious hard look at yourself and the dynamics of others (people and ideas in your head and theirs). The master key is approaching or achieving some form of objectivity.