Interview with Dr. Robert White

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is seeing my ideas come to life on the written page or screen. After I speak to someone who has read some of my works, there is another joy of hearing their comments about what they read.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know that I really have fans, per se, but I do know the people that have read my books have found wisdom in reading my books and have told me of the pleasure they got out of my books.
What are you working on next?
I am in the process of updating some of the material that I have already published to bring it up to date. Not to say that the material itself is outdated, just making sure that any references used or other material doesn't become stale for the reader.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have several, but I would say that Dale Clifton would be one of my favorites. I really got a lot out of helping him with his scholarship book and since he has passed away, I will miss his wisdom and friendship until we get together again one day in Heaven.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Aside from an alarm clock, most of my inspiration to get out of bed each day is just greeting the day and meeting it head on. Every day presents new challenges and new mysteries to be solved.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have two full time jobs basically, so when I am not writing, I am either working at one of my jobs or taking care of my wife who is suffering from two cancers currently. I am on the computer most of my "free time" and updating blogs or other sites.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through blogs. I spend a lot of time reading others blogs and articles and I discover some great and some not so great ebooks this way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do. Several years ago, I wrote an ebook on Identity Theft. The ebook actually came from a blog site that I setup on the same subject and the site became very popular and from that the ebook was born.
What is your writing process?
I begin usually with a title. I know that sounds a bit vague, but I get a title stuck in my head and then little at a time, the ideas begin flowing for the rest of the book. Writing down the ideas and putting them into a kind of order is the beginning for putting it all together. Normally, I will finish and still have ideas, so the completed book will have been "finished" several times before I actually publish it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That's a tough one. As a teenager, I used to read anything I could get my hands on. Of course, when I was a teen, there were no computers or Playstations, so reading was a great escape for me. I really enjoyed Science Fiction, so I would probably have to say that one of Ray Bradbury's books had the biggest impact on me.
How do you approach cover design?
When designing a cover, I try to not make it too busy. Just enough to get the point across so that one look, the potential reader should be able to discern what the book is about. If the cover gets too busy, potential readers could just pass it by without a second glance.
Published 2014-01-31.
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Books by This Author

The Best Little Scholarship Book In The World 2017
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 23,090. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Getting into college
The Reference book for future College Scholarship Champions. Whether you are in middle school or high school, and thinking about going to college, then you will want to make sure that you will have enough money for tuition and expenses! Getting scholarships are easy, especially when you have the information packed inside this ebook!