Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lebanon, New Jersey, US. From an early age I was passionate about writing. Apart from that I also love reading. It helps me a lot. When you’re enjoying a particular work of fiction, your creative mind tends to latch onto that author’s writing style, word usage, and methods of characterization. If you’ve been reading Victorian romance novels, for example, I’d be willing to bet that you’re writing would have an ornate flourish to it, paying particular attention to detailed descriptions of setting.
Describe your desk
Michael Ray Figler is eminent personality as a seasoned entrepreneur having 16 years experience under his belt. He has achieved success in multiple different industries since the start of his journey as a boy. The creativity he developed as a child gave him an ability to create things from ideas and concepts. He craved accomplishment, but more so than that he always craved the enthusiasm for creating. Presently, Michael Ray Figler holding a position of the executive board member at New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, chief executive officer at Reverse Policy Advisors, Essex Property Management Group LLC, and Intra Capital Holdings. He has competences by birth as team lead, creative and curios mind with a drive to solve problems by developing and implementing effective systems architected by him. From an early age, he started to apply these abilities by earning & saving his money.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. You make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and thousands of libraries.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is like bullet time in The Matrix movie. It allows you to formulate thoughts and responses at a slower pace while the zings of rapidfire oral speech explode everywhere around you. Once thoughts are formulated, writing allows for a nuclear release of energy in the form of communication.
It is both the clever cunning of the formulation and the explosive energy of releasing it to an audience that I delight in as a writer. It doesn't matter whether I pen a B2B blog post or a graphic novel script, a banner ad or a diary entry. Doesn't matter whether the audience is myself, or a room of C-level executives, a faceless internet crowd or a friend living far away. The joy remains the same.
What do your fans mean to you?
I want to be the friend he needs, Who hears what he doesn't say, I want to make his heart skip beats, Be the love that doesn't sway.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dan Brown Paulo Coelho Ken Follett John Grisham Nora Roberts
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I enjoy working, As I told you I am passionate about my work from a very young age. Daily when I get-up I don't think I am going for a Job, Its a thing which I love to do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In my Business work. Presently, I am holding a position of the executive board member at New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, chief executive officer at Reverse Policy Advisors, Essex Property Management Group LLC, and Intra Capital Holdings LLC. I assists my teams to do their best in work.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Just Search on Google..
What is your writing process?
I sit down for the day, get my coffee, and start by editing what I’ve done the day before. That gets my head in the story, and (sometimes with a cursory check of the outline) the editing flows straight into the writing for that day.
How do you approach cover design?
With The Help of My Friends..
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Deborah Dolen: Books!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
To Promote through Facebook, Twitter and many more sites..
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 6 years, in school.
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