Cindy Enderson interview with David Alan Binder
Post date: Oct 4, 2017 12:24:05 AM
Cindy Enderson interview with David Alan Binder
A WARRIOR’S CRY
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1. Where are you currently living?
I live in the town of Ft. Lupton, Colorado on the high plains overlooking the Rocky Mountains.
2. What is the most important thing that you have learned in your writing experience, so far?
Never could I have imagined the telling depth of words in their sounding answers to cried out questions. I found the way to tell of the experience in writing a memoir of belief.
3. What would you say is your most interesting writing, publishing, editing or illustrating quirk?
My thinking spot is my rooftop. Words are very visual for me and I need the space and time to see them and hear their sound away from everything else. I always find words, literally on the horizon where that line from heaven meets our earth.
4. Tell us your insights on self-publish or use a publisher?
TYPE – Gives Body and VOICE to Silent Thought. The Speaking Page Carries it Through The Centuries. Friedrich Schiller
I am very thankful for the freedom carried in self-publishing. That being said, of course an author strives to find the publisher marketing that freedom in voice to distribute silent thought.
a. Who is the name of your publisher and in what city are they located?
I am self-published and my work is found on Amazon. I have formed a LLC, POW POW INDUSTRIES located in Ft. Lupton, Colorado to further promote the power in my words.
5. Any insights eBooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?
No, but I am looking forward to live long enough to see what my grandchildren will reach for to consume words.
6. Do you have any secret tips for writers on getting a book published?
I know storied art in soul will march on words.
7. How did you or would you suggest acquire an agent? Any tips for new writers on getting one?
I have not found an agent. I can only keep on the attack to find an agent wanting to build a bridge. I need that bridge to connect my unique project to its audience. My research is quoted... “Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing!” P.T. Barnum
8. Do you have any suggestions or helps for new writers (please be specific and informational as possible)?
Act I, Act II, and Act III in the basic story structure of every great performance did not fail me in writing A WARROR’S CRY . Give hard felt emotion in Act I. Pause the reader and let them reel in the words that drive the desire line and tension in Act II. Thrill with resolve and satisfy the audience giving the climax of story in Act III.
9. What was one of the most surprising things you learned with your creative process with your books, editing, publishing or illustrating?
The surprise of power felt in writing is truly the raw noise of passion having a place to live in words that can then be a shared experience with others.
10. How many books have you written?
An Epic Poem named A WARRIOR’S CRY is my only book written. My vision is to continue this cry in a theatrical production. Assembly in drama is readied for a playwright to develop a play. The lyrical emotion in my poems merit musical accompaniment. My hope is to collaborate with musicians and publish songs.
11. Do you have any tricks or tips to help others become a better writer (please be as specific and information as you possibly can)?
The very specific training I put myself through to write my poem was invaluable and penetrated the movement and emotion involved in my writing. I stood in The Ring with a trainer to learn the art of boxing. The protagonist has a big fight in The Ring Of Life he is to fight. I also learned how to strength train as a weightlifter in a gym... the protagonist is made of clay and has to build strength in his dust to survive against his opponent holding otherworldly powers in evil. I was able to pull from my experiences the spiritual parallels for “the good fight” mentioned in Holy Scripture. A showing of this mix was able to happen because of my physical training at the gym and pouring myself into a knowing of Scripture. I would give the encouragement to other artists to experience firsthand the heart in your story.
Show what you know and it will be felt by others.
12. Do you have any suggestions for providing twists in a good story?
Always stay true to the humility in humanity.
13. What makes your or any book stand out from the crowd?
GOOD REVIEWS! A WARRIOR’S CRY received a very favorable Kirkus Review, which led to an invite from The New York Review of Books to be included in their Independent Press Listing Program. The stated goal of the program is to bring attention to books that deserve in their estimation mainstream attention.
14. What are some ways in which you promote your work?
Footwork on my own toes until I cross paths with a Publishing House interested in representing my project. Until then I will represent myself as an author with a good review and a powerful endorsement, would you consider shelf space for the debut of A WARRIOR’S CRY? I will keep asking anyone who will give me a moment.
15. What is the one thing you would do differently now (concerning writing or editing or publishing or illustrating) and why?
Research the query process for publishing your story before writing it. When I finished my book I was not prepared for the many more important “unknowns” ahead of me.
16. What saying or mantra do you live by?
Cried to the heights of heaven and heard in the depths of hell—I Fight! O dark dark night, I will never look into your blackness without the words, “i am a Christian Soul-dier.” In the darkness foaming your shame in the Ring Of Life—I will never stop fighting for justice of cause in suffering... grace in name of Christ—love releasing prisoners of Hope!
17. Anything else you would like to say?
As I worked through the query process I thought perhaps a story of fiction could be promoted instead of a memoir of belief in an Epic Poem. Only a twist to true life brought me back to where I could stand as an author. My fear was that my voice did not have the thousands of fans an agent needed for a launch. My bio was not full with a formal background in writing; my writing holding only a passion in soul to navigate a pain filled fight that I had fought. I was lamenting to my husband...this is not going to happen, I am no one. His response was heartfelt, yes you are...you are everyone. Then a very well-known New York agent personally answered my query. Although she was not the one to represent me she encouraged me “to stay with my story as that was the heart.” I put down my query pen and went to work. Truth developed that lone “soul-dier” fighting for survival in the breath of faith. And woe... power embattled and emerged baring a naked soul. Words from heart in A WARRIOR’S CRY is the fearless power that rises. I am very grateful to that agent.