Interview with Randy (Passions Call) Goss

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Sometimes it is that the whole night I have been pondering some-things and in the quietness of the night and the sleep or it's deprivation I look forward to writing and journaling which often comes as poetry. Sometimes it is because I just HAVE to. LOL
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Scribbling--just kidding. I read, I ponder, I pray, I worship, I ask questions. I work.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from others mostly. I still pretty much like the books you can hold in your hands. At least if you drop it, you don't have to worry if it'll break.
What started you writing?
I would say, it was my pain, my aloneness and my desire for intimacy I could not get from the person(s) I thought I should. I looked up at the sky a lot, in the Bible a lot, and wondered and believed others must be hurting as bad as I was and found some where hurting even worse. I wanted to say, Yes, I have been or am there, but let me give you a little bit of encouragement.
What is your writing process?
I read somewhere that a 'good' poet leans into something instead of away from it. So I guess I hear what "others" are saying, watch the "scheme" of things and look for the truths that we miss. I pray, I ask the Lord of Heaven and Earth, I wait for an answer, which is sometimes--"study to show thyself approved" or I get revelation or an understanding of something I didn't understand before. Then, I write
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Actually, I can't say I remember the first story I ever read, nor the impact it had on me.
How do you approach cover design?
LOL. With a Graphic Designer. Sometimes I can see a picture in my mind/spirit and ask the Graphic Designer to create it.
Describe your desk
A pen and piece of paper fixed to something with enough support to write. smile
When did you first start writing?
I can first remember starting poetry around the age of 13 which was the same period my parents divorced. I kept the poems till finally one day, the Lord said, Now it is time to put them all in a book. The name of that first book is "Climbing Higher/A Life In Poetry".
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
This is going to sound strange but the greatest "joy" of writing for me is to weep, the get angry and to get it out on paper and see the revelation that comes as I do that. It is truly healing whether you are a "writer" or not. Everyone can journal and get the pain out or the joy and share it with others.
Published 2013-09-04.
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Books by This Author

When Less Was More and We Knew What More IS
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
A look into our past, our present and our future if we continue to re-assimilate the meaning of "more" and "less".
Somethings To Think About
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,600. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Essay » Literature
Words of Truth, Love, Correction, Repentance and Encouragement. Poetry, Prose and Sayings