Ester: Today I’m speaking with Dennis AuBuchon. Hello Dennis. Tell me, what made you decide to become a writer?
Dennis: I always seemed to have an interest in writing but having an interest did not mean I had the time to do it. I now work part time and when I am not working, I am devoting some time to my writing.
Ester: How long have you been writing professionally?
Dennis: I have been writing for about eight years.
Ester: Did it take long to get published the first time?
Dennis: My first book took about six months to write and two months to get the
copyright permissions for some of the information I had included. Once completed,
it took about two months before I had a published book.
Ester: What would you do differently the next time?
Dennis: I would make more time to write.
Ester: What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Dennis: Be persistent. Today there are many opportunities to get published
with the new technologies available. Also, I would be careful to check out the publishers to make sure they will deliver on the promises they make. One way is to ask other authors for recommendations and then check out what they have to offer personally and then choose the one you feel best fits your needs.
Ester: What (or who) inspires or influences your writing?
Dennis: What inspires me the most is the opportunity to make a difference by writing on interesting topics and other issues about which the public cares.
Ester: Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
Dennis: I am always working on some writing project whether it is articles or books. I am working on writing more books primarily around the topic of ethics and integrity in society to be companions to the books I currently have published.
Ester: What are your latest releases? And where can we find them?
Dennis: I currently have two books. The first is titled Integrity: Do You Have It? 2nd edition, which is available through all major bookstores in the United States and foreign countries. My second book is titled What Makes A Good Audit and is currently available as an e-book through my website: www.myqualitywriting.com and www.booklocker.com.
Ester: Thank you for spending time with me today and talking about your books, Dennis.
Dennis: Thank you for having me. I enjoy writing and those who love to write take advantage of the countless opportunities available today. There are many free resources of information available today to help anyone succeed. Success in any writing depends on the marketing an author does. Publishers today only have so much money, time and resources to make a book a success. It is always the author that has the greatest impact.
I would also suggest participating in writing forums, joining social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The more exposure you create the better your chances for your name to be recognized.
Writing is an activity which gives you an opportunity to make a difference. The topics on which you write and the perspective you have are generally not unique. Other individuals usually see things as you do.
Putting your feelings in words helps to connect to those individuals who either may not have the time or talent to express their opinions. Writing is not only about presenting information but presenting perspectives on various issues in which the public is interested. The more you write on topics which has public interest the more you will succeed and be recognized for your expertise.
Ester: Thanks again, Dennis. Dennis lives in Ohio where he writes part-time. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. You can find his books at www.myqualitywriting.com and his articles can be found at: www.hubpages.com and www.helium.com.