R A Williams

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's more of a need. To avoid migraines, I have to burn off creative energy by composing music, writing, or doing something that involves taking something abstract and making it concrete. If I don't do it, I end up with a pretty miserable experience. When it comes to things I publish, I make sure to only select things are worth sharing. By that I mean ideas or perspectives that haven't yet been introduced.
What do your fans mean to you?
Many of them are people who have known me for a long time and are dear friends. But when something I write provides a useful insight to another human being, I feel as though we are connected through that idea. Being connected to other people is a near-universal human need, and kinship through ideas can be a very satisfying way of having it: the connection transcends time, space, and other types of community.
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Books

7 Servants of the Toxic Emperor
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 76,580. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / general, Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
This book contains a new analogy for dysfunctional and codependent groups of people: a medieval-style Toxic Court dominated by a troubled but unpredictable Emperor. Yet the Emperor's bad behavior is enabled by the seven different kinds of people who make up the Toxic Court: the Peasant, the Concubine, the Pimp, the Profiteer, the Courtier, the Saint, and the Executioner. All may be male or female.
Sustainable Non-Profit Management
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,060. Language: American English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Budgeting
This book is for people who want to run their church, charity, or other not-for-profit corporation in a responsible and sustainable way. Hard-hitting and explicit, it provides an introduction to non-profit business in the United States. It discusses the role of social capital in charity and contains instructions about how to write grant proposals, plan fundraisers, and prevent volunteer burnout.

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