Interview with Rick Hawes Realtor

When did you first start writing?
Interesting question. I wrote poetry in high school, started writing more around 20 years ago when my wife and I first hooked up, but I didn't start writing poetry seriously until 2005, when I wrote a poem I wanted to keep. Things snowballed from there. I signed up for and attended a free online writers conference where I "met" someone who ran a writers forum -- fiction and poetry both. This was mid-2006. I started writing fiction because I had to join both forums. Then I wrote a book about a boy whose mother dies in a fire and spent the next couple of years learning enough about fiction writing to rewrite it. It's due out something this year.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I started, I had no idea what publishing a book entailed. So I began reading about it when I was almost finished writing my manuscript. Then I sent out a letter to a publisher, thinking it was the same as sending an application letter to a company. I worked in a corporate world before and I had written enough job application letters during my business career. Then the more I read about publishing, the more I found out you need a literary agent. I suppose just like selling your home, you need a real estate agent. I can’t argue with that. I was also a real estate agent before.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When readers appreciates my books.
What do your fans mean to you?
Its been good and encouraging.
Who are your favorite authors?
Napoleon Hill, Jack Canfield, Andrew Carnegie, and Brian Tracy.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The drive to achieve my My dream Aim in life.
Published 2017-11-21.
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