Interview with C.W. Steinle

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
People get tremendous satisfaction through conversation. All it takes sometimes to release a person from their melancholy is to share a few thoughts with another person. As a writer, I experience this same type of joy when I know that I have painted such a vivid image in the mind of the reader that they see what I'm seeing; they understand what I'm thinking. Knowing that my words are communicating with others gives me a satisfying sense of community. But my greatest joy comes when I have walked the reader into the realm of deep insight and they they haven't gotten lost along the way.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers are my friends. My words and writing style illustrates who I am, and the way that I think. So when readers follow me online or pick up my latest title it means that they 'like' me and my product. This makes me feel accepted and appreciated, and it encourages me to keep writing - to keep putting that next discovery into words.
What are you working on next?
My next two projects are at different ends of the spectrum. Gwen and I are working on a historical novel about a crucial time and place in the development of western culture. I can't give out the details yet; and besides, I like to present a finished work that blazes a trail into uncharted waters. The other project is a Greek lexical endeavor that will provide the Church with a needed tool for understanding the Scriptures. This it true multitasking!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Everyday is an adventure. Everyday is different. I just love life, and we're all part of God's grand story. I love to tell the old, old, story of Jesus and His love! I am blessed that writing gives me a way to share my journey of living and learning with others.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm reading, brainstorming, exercising, enjoying the sunshine, the clouds, the stars. . . I still feel like a little kid in awe of the cosmos around me. God is such a creative genius! He could have made just one plant, one fish, one bird. But instead, He pulled out the stops. There's no end of discovery on either the micro or the macro scale. He is truly the God of Wonders.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The short answer - I use key words. I'm usually on a hunt for some type of information. Obviously, as a writer, I need to understand the things I'm writing about.
What is your writing process?
My writing process usually begins with an epiphany. Once I am intrigued about an issue I begin a ravenous search to find out more about a subject, idea, cause, or theory. I also ask myself, "Why didn't I see this before?" Then begins the dig for the details. Once the data is gathered I begin to jot down the main themes. Next, I look for an order as to how the information should be presented. I try to see my writing through the reader's eyes and consider, "What does the reader need to know to arrive at my startling conclusion?" Creating an intriguing adventure for the reader is the key to a successful narrative.
How do you approach cover design?
You have to ask the question, "What will capture the reader's attention?" Fortunately, two of my son's provide graphic design services. Granted, I have done a couple covers myself - not the best.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Without doubt, the best marketing technique is writing a good book about an interesting subject. That is what has worked best for me. Word-of-mouth is the author's best marketing tool.
When did you first start writing?
I became a writer primarily due to a wonderful high-school honors English teacher. She was actually a "near retirement" college professor. She encouraged me towards creative writing. But then later in life I needed to share my faith with a family member who was particularly influenced by anything that was put in writing. Verbal communication was not an option. So I began writing essays using Bible stories as a basis.
Published 2015-05-23.
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Ancient Words Greek New Testament
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,550. Language: Greek. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Reference / Language Study, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
The "Ancient Words Greek New Testament" provides a single merged text derived from the Alexandrian and Byzantine textual classics: Stephanus 1550, and, Nestle 1904. Over 4,000 textual variants between the two text-types are clearly documented, providing a one-source solution for understanding the Greek variants behind the translation of most classic and modern English New Testaments.