Interview with Robert Witham

Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Childs, Richard Patterson, Richard Foster
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The opportunity to travel and explore somewhere new is one of the most exciting events in my life. Any time I have a chance to travel is inspiring.

I also love writing and sharing my thoughts and ideas with as many people as possible. Hitting "publish," whether on a blog post or for a new book, is always exciting.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Traveling, photography, and updating or redesigning a website are my most common activities when I am not writing.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I rely on a combination of favorite authors, recommendations from others with similar values and interests, and recommended books from online e-book retailers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story (I suppose you could classify it as a novella) was titled Treasure Mountain and was written while I was still a child. Actually, I started writing quite young with my early efforts being short stories that were typed on my father's Smith-Corona typewriter and sold to any nearby relative or family friend with spare change in their pocket.
What is your writing process?
I like to have some idea what I am going to write before I start in most cases. For shorter pieces (like short journalism or blog posts) the outline may just be in my head. For longer pieces I like to have the outline written down, whether on paper or in a writing program.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Some of the early books that I was particularly fond of were the Sugar Creek Gang series. Later I graduated to Hardy Boys mysteries. In most cases I would finish a new book the same night that I received the book, something that continues to this day. I have lost plenty of sleep over the years to good books!
How do you approach cover design?
So far I am still designing my own covers. Initially I used very basic designs, but my most recent cover includes an original photograph as the background. In the future I plan to start working with a professional designer.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read extensively. Shorter pieces include quality journalism and blog posts. Longer pieces may be either novels or non-fiction books on any topic that happens to interest me at the moment.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I primarily use a Kindle e-reader, though I also read on my iPhone and laptop.
Published 2015-10-19.
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Books by This Author

Car Living
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: American English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Travel » Camping and RVing
Car living is not for everyone. This is a unique and sometimes challenging lifestyle that most people only do on a temporary basis. The majority of people who live in a car do it only until they can get back into a house or until they can upgrade to a van or RV. The ideas presented in this book are based on my own experience with living out of a car. My hope is to make your experience better.
Microbusinesses You Can Start Today
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » New business enterprises
There has been renewed interest in small, home-based or location-independent businesses in recent years as many people have learned that a job does not provide much security after all. A microbusiness can increase economic security and provide income while allowing you to engage in work that he or she finds meaningful. This book profiles dozens of ideas for small, home-based businesses.
Starting a Web Design Business
Price: Free! Words: 10,780. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
The explosive growth of the Internet over a few short decades has created a number of new business opportunities that did not exist several years ago. Web design businesses are one of these new opportunities. Anyone with the technical skill (or willingness to learn) can start a profitable web design business quickly and with very little capital.
Minimalism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,140. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Minimalism. It is a term that has become much more popular in recent years with a number of blogs and more than a few books devoted to the topic. Many people are discovering that the dream they have been sold is at best an elusive fantasy and at worst a nightmare from which there seems to be no escape.