Interview with John Waaser

When did you first start writing?
I wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper suggesting that since police were complaining that kids were drag racing on the streets, they should hold organized drag races at a little-used local airport. Several of my classmates mentioned it in their autographs in my prep school yearbook. I went to Mount Hermon School for Boys, where I had to write a 300-word theme every week in sophomore English class, and a 500-word theme every week in my senior year. Still, I learned more English grammar in French and Spanish classes! I wrote a few articles for that same newspaper by 1960, and by 1961 I submitted my first photos to "Cycle Sport" magazine, and shortly after that, I submitted my first photos to "Cycle World," a fledgling new national motorcycle magazine. They responded that they could not run the photos without an article, so I typed up an article and they bought it. I have been writing ever since.
Published 2017-03-11.
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Books by This Author

Photographic Composition: Because a Technically Perfect Photograph Without Good Composition Is Of No Interest To Anyone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
John felt that it was more important to teach people how to take GOOD pictures, before teaching them the technical intricacies of photography. So this book talks about subject placement, background, foreground, color, separation from the background, location of the subject within the photograph, and other topics which are important to ensure that the photo simply looks good.
Building Confidence: How to Act Like You Know You Can Do This!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This is the book that tells you how you can go through life with confidence. The six chapters detail what you must do to change your way of thinking so that instead of stumbling through life, you will find doors opening for you everywhere.
Treating Fatigue: Using Essential Oils, Herbal Teas and Supplements to Battle Fatigue, and Increase Energy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
A look at chronic fatigue, and how you can fight it, using Essential Oils, Herbs, Teas, and Supplements.
Memory Improvement: Easy Ways to Quickly and Naturally Improve Learning, Studying, Reading, and Retention
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
This book is full of ways to improve your memory and recall ability, including diet, supplements, and exercise. Great for older people, and people who just can't seem to remember things readily.