Nigel Hamilton Beckles
Romelia: WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU WANTED TO BE A WRITER?
Nigel Beckles: 12 years ago – but always enjoyed writing from a very early age.
Romelia: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?
Nigel Beckles: Approximately 5 years. Research non- fiction book.
Romelia: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION OR IDEAS FOR YOUR BOOKS?
Nigel Beckles: Research / personal stories.
Romelia: WHAT LITERARY PILGRIMAGES HAVE YOU GONE ON?
Nigel Beckles: None – but I am a avid collector/reader of books.
Romelia: WHAT IS THE FIRST BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
Nigel Beckles: Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST UNETHICAL PRACTICE IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY?
Nigel Beckles: Buying fake positive reviews. Editors not providing a proper service.
Romelia: DOES WRITING ENERGIZE OR EXHAUST YOU?
Nigel Beckles: Energized, I love sharing ideas, concepts and sharing information.
Romelia: WHAT ARE COMMON TRAPS FOR ASPIRING WRITERS?
Nigel Beckles: Not being disciplined to put time aside to actually write.
Romelia: DOES A BIG EGO HELP OR HURT WRITERS?
Nigel Beckles: Hurt. An obviously big ego is likely to put many potential readers off.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING KRYPTONITE?
Nigel Beckles: None. I love writing.
Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN READER’S BLOCK?
Nigel Beckles: Depends on what I am reading. If it is poorly written I cannot continue to read a book or article.
Romelia: DID YOU EVER CONSIDER WRITING UNDER A PSEUDONYM?
Nigel Beckles: No.
Romelia: DO YOU TRY MORE TO BE ORIGINAL OR TO DELIVER TO READERS WHAT THEY WANT?
Nigel Beckles: Both – describe certain concepts, ideas/information in new/different ways.
Romelia: DO YOU THINK SOMEONE COULD BE A WRITER IF THEY DON’T FEEL EMOTIONS STRONGLY?
Nigel Beckles: Yes. Depends on what they are writing about.
Romelia: WHAT OTHER AUTHORS ARE YOU FRIENDS WITH, AND HOW DO THEY HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER WRITER?
Nigel Beckles: I am friend/associated with many authors. I interview authors on my podcast series.
Podcasts: Interesting Conversations with Interesting People
Podcast Platforms Include:
YouTube (Audio Only) https://bit.ly/3fE5Nrh
iHeart Radio: https://ihr.fm/34jToEZ
Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2RhHwMk
Podcasts Website: https://www.authornigelbecklespodcasts.com/
Romelia: DO YOU WANT EACH BOOK TO STAND ON ITS OWN, OR ARE YOU TRYING TO BUILD A BODY OF WORK WITH CONNECTIONS BETWEEN EACH BOOK?
Nigel Beckles: Regarding sales/marketing it is advised to write in series of 3 books – so yes there should be a connection regarding the subject matter.
Romelia: if you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Nigel Beckles: Start as soon as possible to formulate your book concept.
Romelia: HOW DID PUBLISHING YOUR FIRST BOOK CHANGE YOUR PROCESS OF WRITING?
Nigel Beckles: Became better organised at arranging chapters/materials/subject matter.
Romelia: WHAT WAS THE BEST MONEY YOU EVER SPENT AS A WRITER?
Nigel Beckles: On my editor.
Romelia: WHAT AUTHORS DID YOU DISLIKE AT FIRST BUT GREW INTO?
Nigel Beckles: I do not have authors I dislike except for those who buy fake positive reviews, create fake accounts (sock puppet accounts) to give themselves positive reviews.
Romelia: WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR FIRST ADVANCE?
Nigel Beckles: I am self-published.
Romelia: WHAT WAS AN EARLY EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU LEARNED THAT LANGUAGE HAD POWER?
Nigel Beckles: When I experienced racism.
Romelia: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT MAGAZINES FOR WRITERS TO SUBSCRIBE TO?
Nigel Beckles: I do not subscribe any – I promote my book consistently online/by giving interviews/appearing as a guest on panel discussion shows.
Romelia: FROM WHERE YOU GET INSPIRED WITH YOUR FIRST BOOK?
Nigel Beckles: People have always approached me for advice regarding relationship issues.
Romelia: DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN A FEW SENTENCES. TELL US SOMETHING WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU AND SOMETHING YOU HATE ABOUT THE WORLD.
Nigel Beckles: I am thoughtful and curious about people and the world. I dislike injustices I observe in the world
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