Thursday, October 1, 2009

BO'S CAFE: AN AUTHORS' INTERVIEW & BONUS ENTRY

BO'S CAFE
BY JOHN LYNCH,
BILL THRALL, AND
BRUCE MCNICOL

AUTHORS' INTERVIEW

The authors of BO'S CAFE were nice enough to get together and answer a few questions for my blog. BO'S CAFE is up for a giveaway and you can read more about it here, and watch for my review in a few days.

So I asked the gentlemen...

What are you all currently working on?

We’re taking a break from book writing to do blog tours with Bo’s Café! You read these blogs every week at www.boscafe.com as the characters of Bo’s Café hang out on the patio of Bo’s Café and as we three get to talk each week about our community on our 15 minute podcast.
What have you just finished reading?


I will put in there Born to Run by Chris MacDougall and I Told Me So by Greg Tenelshof.

What books would you say have made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out?


A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken, CS Lewis writings, and novels by Tom Clancey and John Grisham, and business books by Jim Collins, Tom Peters, and Joel Barker.

What gets you started on a new book? A character or story idea or….?

The first thing that gets us started on a new book is a concept or a principle or a truth that we want to portray and that we’ve seen worked out in the lives of people in real time. For instance, Bo’s Café’ works out the pervasive problem of latent anger in our culture, which affects marriages and families, institutions and nations. We also want people to “see” the power of community to overcome the shame that triggers it.

What is something you would like to share with us about writing your favorite genre in general?

The hybrid novel based on true stories and communicating life principles is my favorite genre. First, it contains credibility because it’s real. Second, it captures the imagination because it’s fantasy and therefore it’s more accessible. More people can absorb a well told story than a well written teaching book. Third, it can teach life transformation because it’s anchored in truth. … (This is everything the recorder had on it so it must have stopped recording accidentally).

What is your best advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers?

Get the Write Track from Bobb Biehl of Master Planning International, in Orlando Florida. Google him for his link. This very brief explanation of how to write a book will inspire, produce clarity, nurture confidence, and give a pathway for creating a book.


BONUS ENTRY!

IF YOU ARE TRYING TO WIN ONE OF THE COPIES OF BO'S CAFE, HERE IS A WAY TO GET AN EXTRA ENTRY!

READ THE ABOVE INTERVIEW AND GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL GIVEAWAY POST HERE AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING, FUNNY, OR JUST HAD A QUESTION ABOUT!

WORTH +1 MORE ENTRY!


2 comments:

Ryan G said...

I have an award for you:

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/10/award-time-part-3.html

Bingo said...

Thank you very much. I shall come over! and you are also entered for BO'S CAFE!

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