IndieView with Robert Crown, author of Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins

Anyone who has struggled in their life. I waited until I finished. Not the writer in me. Empower yourselves and remember who you truly are, an interdimensional being living in this third-dimensional “world” which some call reality. Still in Chicago. Put your money in the editing. I don’t really have a process per se. About the book
What is the book about? What came easily? How does a man’s life change when he discovers that with his thoughts, his imagination, and his ability to listen to his higher self, he has the power to overcome the devastating events of his past and build a new life and a family? I don’t get out much. Depending on what your intentions are with your book after it’s published, will determine the path you may choose. Where did you get the idea from? I long for the day when all humanity sees through the facade, removes the veil of ignorance, and awakens to their true self to discover God-their divinity within. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Then had a couple of different editors look it over. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? If I missed something I just went back and added another outline or more to the existing outline. If I’m not feeling it, it won’t flow and I can’t start. If so can you please describe it? My intention from the first word…it (my story) would have a positive impact on your life or the life of someone you know…”
Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I think I made a new world record for revisions and email threads. using a publisher and decided I wanted to go it alone. Everything from my own mother devising a premeditated murder plot, to murder me and my two siblings, to sexual abuse and being homeless with my family. If you want to write and it’s your passion or even if you have a story to tell, then tell it. Although you may want to give self-publishing a try first anyway. Although I have no regrets about my life, nor am I a victim. It was very encouraging, because I know what am, I’m just a simple guy who has a great story. I share my story with people to let them know, no matter what you go through in life, you can overcome and live a happy, fulfilling, productive life. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? That I really have a profound love and care for humanity, especially the youth of our world. End of Interview:
For more from Robert, visit his website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter. Your thoughts are more powerful than you know. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? After I finished I asked her if she knew of anyone who has gone through as much as I had. I have to be in a calm, peaceful state of mind, and feel like writing. 2011
How long did it take you to write it? Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? The story in me made me write. Not the writer in me. With the internet and POD and all the tools writers need, are at their fingertips. There is not another story like mine out there. No. It gave me a new life, a purpose to live. This is where a publisher would be a benefit. To be honest, I can’t hold a candle to most writers. I believe I have a strong, great story. Listen to your higher self, and believe that God is within you not without. At the time I started, the only thing I struggled with was my self-doubt. The outlines came easy and expanding on them. Did you hire a professional editor? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? If I’m not I may stay perched in front of my computer for an hour or so waiting for it to come to me. Or do you simply want to tell a story about your legacy you can hand down to your descendants? Having been through many struggles in life, I understand how hopeless things can feel at times. What would you like readers to know about you? It’s how I changed my world. What are you working on now? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Six years. I was in marriage counseling and had given up on my marriage, what I would call a simply a hiccup in our marriage. She said, “Robert, I counseled dysfunctional family, addicts, convicts, gang members, etc, in my twenty-five years of counseling, I never heard of anyone going through as much you have.” Well, I jokingly said “I should write a book. We all know how important it is for writers to read. Robert Crown – 19 April 2018
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How does a child’s life change when his mother tries to murder him? I will be working on a second book soon. I weighed self-publishing vs. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? I outlined my entire book and then just elaborated later. Do not be discouraged by anyone, including yourself.  
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) If you are going the later route you may want to self-publish. However right now, does not seem like the time. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? I do have a plan of what I want to do as far as my marketing. To share in greater detail how I was able to overcome what I did and what worked for me. If others read what I went through they would feel better about their own life and it would give them faith, hope, and courage to overcome challenges in their lives too.” As soon as I said that, there was a spark that ignited in my gut. It’s one of the most profound betrayals imaginable, and it can follow the victim into adulthood, into all he does with his life, tainting his sense of self and his relationships with others. I felt compelled to tell that story because I knew it would give people faith, hope and courage to overcome adversity in their own lives. Believe in yourself! About You
Where did you grow up? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? When did you start writing the book? You have options. Frankly I was surprised when I first read it how simply he wrote, without all the “fluff.” That’s all I needed to know. For me, it was based on my story which helped me decide. I want my readers to know that they need to believe in themselves. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? This is where the money comes in for writers. I know this for sure. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? I poured my guts out and gave the marriage counselor the abbreviated version of my life story in one hour. Besides, a lot has changed in publishing over the last couple of decades. Once I do it just starts to flow. Which is why I included a dedication to the reader, “You were the motivation to write about my life. Do you listen to music while you write? I had it professionally done. My book will be on the NY Times and other Best Seller Lists, it’s just a matter of time. I’m just a simple guy who has a great story. Yes, I certainly did. Chapter headings were the last thing I did. Who knows if the deal is right I may sign on at some point. Do you have a target reader? Get your copy of   Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I like it quiet so I can get deep inside myself. If you want to make a career out of it, then go with a publisher. It’s the story of rejecting the victimhood he once embraced and finding the answers that allowed him to embrace the power to create a new life using universal spiritual laws. Chicago, IL USA
Where do you live now? The story in me made me write. The story is about all of the struggles, hardships, and adversity I went through in my life and eventually overcame by changing my thoughts and becoming more conscious of who I am. I didn’t care if I lived or died any longer. I also have a very nice set of wings. Do you outline? Change your thoughts and they will change your world. I felt compelled to tell that story because I knew it would give people faith, hope and courage to overcome adversity in their own lives. You can’t make this bloody stuff up. I believe in them and know they have the ability to overcome any type of struggle, difficulty, or hardship in their life. If I can do it, I know for certain you can too. This is the inspiring true story of Robert Crown’s amazing journey out of the darkness of his childhood and into a world brightly illuminated by the power of positive understanding and purposeful thought. Are you planning to do speaking engagements, workshops, etc? The only book I read on writing was by Stephen King, On Writing. To be honest, I can’t hold a candle to most writers.