July 22, 2019

IndieView with Timothy Reinhardt, author of Jesus’s Brother James

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Where do you live now? Timothy Reinhardt – 20 July 2019
The Back Flap
Life can be challenging and overwhelming. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? I outline in general terms, then start drafting the screenplay. About You
Where did you grow up? After finding his wife in bed with another man, Mike meets the mysterious Father Coady, who promptly shoots him in the head (accidentally). Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Yes I have been greatly influenced by authors such as Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? How long did it take you to write it? When I feel the story is complete in screenplay format, then I start drafting the novel. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Yes, my target reader is middle age and older looking to enjoy comedy. Do you have a target reader? End of Interview:
For more from Timothy visit his website and like his page on Facebook. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Get your copy of   Jesus’s Brother James from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I have different types depending on the nature of the scene. My advice is to find other authors to help you improve writing. I live near Raleigh NC. Meanwhile, Amber, a work-obsessed businesswoman, also encounters the mysterious Father Coady and begins to fall in love with him, to the chagrin of her ever-urbane boyfriend, Paul. We all know how important it is for writers to read. Where did you get the idea from? Yes, I listen to music. Yes, I listen to music. Developing the character of Amber came easily because I drew upon my experience in the corporate world. When researching the historical figure of James, the brother of Jesus, I thought it would be an excellent vehicle of a comedy.   I started writing the book in 2016. What are you working on now? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? They have helped me understand tools for writing comedy. I do use a professional editor. I am currently working on Not Far From Nothing, which is a coming of age story. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? It took me three years to write the book. If it is a funny scene, I tend to listen to the Ramones. The characters are a mix of real-world people or peoples and fictious people. I have not submitted the work to an Agent. For the prototype of the cover I used 99design, which was then given to the publisher who enhanced the original design. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) When Mike wakes up in the hospital, he’s introduced to Jesus’s little-known brother, James, who is a poor stand-in for the Divine. If it is a serious scene I listen to classical music. I wait until the end to start in depth editing. I have also started working on a screenplay about Moctezuma. If it is a serious scene I listen to classical music. Do you outline? If so, can you please describe it? Do you listen to music while you write? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? I find screenwriting groups helpful for improving writing skills. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? If it is a funny scene, I tend to listen to the Ramones. I was referred to the Indie publishing house through a fellow author. My writing process is to map out a story, then to draft a screenplay of the concept. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Fate seems to pull these four people together through their hilarious struggles to find meaning in a chaotic world. The most challenging part of the book was weaving the four separate story lines together at the end in a way that was effective and believable. Did you hire a professional editor? I grew up in Esopus NY, which is the Hudson Valley, north of NYC. About the book
When did you start writing the book? I have different types depending on the nature of the scene. What came easily?