Today I’ve the pleasure of introducing you to another amazing Writer Richard Cezar.
His books are classed as the best seller and recently he gave his readers Scific and a chance to look at a subject diversed from his initial two books that were semi autobiographies.
I’m very lucky to be interviewing Richard Cezar, author of
“In The Robes of God”
Hi Richard, thank you for agreeing to this interview
Thank you Inderjit it is my pleasure
You’re welcome Richard
Tell our readers a little about yourself?
Upon leaving the military police corps, I became a civilian “on-the-board” mechanical engineer.
Several years later I’d worked my way up to vice president of a multinational corporation. I’ve had the opportunity to visit Asia and Europe several times, stimulating my fascination with diverse cultures.
So, that’s the business side, but there’s another side—the blanks that don’t appear on my resume. Lust for adventure, and an insatiable desire for meaning, caused me to look within and start writing. I found a sense of self-fulfillment I hadn’t thought possible before. I haven’t looked back, since!
Well, that was an adventurous journey so far quite impressive too. What prompted you to write your first two books with the title ‘MP’ as I’m certain that you have touch some unusual plot subjected to memoirs.
Would you elaborate on this?
My first two books, “MP” and “An American MP in Korea”, were basically semi-autobiographical.
I started them as a series of memoirs, out of fear that my experiences would be lost in time, and eventually in my own memory. I know it sounds a little crazy, but that was the driving force when I began. After putting those events on paper and reading them, I realized that they weren’t half as interesting as I thought. So, I superimposed a fictional plot over the facts, and got a much better result. Hence, the category change to semi-autobiographical novels.
Impressive and I would like to talk about your newest release ‘In the Robes of God’. What sparked your imagination for this Scific.?
I’ve just released a novel, “In The Robes of God”, this January. It’s a complete departure from the previous efforts. It’s not a “God book”. Rather, it falls within the contemporary sci-fi, or near-future science fiction genre.
This epic adventure delves into the growing conflict between the weakness of the human condition and modern technology. If some readers are turned-off by the sci-fi category, I’d like to emphasize that all my writings are about the story. And in this offering, I hope to have delivered a highly adventurous and emotionally stirring one, as well as an observation of the human condition.
One of the greatest challenges in writing a series is keeping it alive. If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
It’s a case of “one thing at a time”! I left the door open for a trilogy that continues to follow the protagonist, Jeffrey Wade, as he wages a war against the forces of evil. However, I want to deliver my readers what they want, not what I want them to have….So, we’ll see!
That’s a great idea though to keep the doors open for the series to emerge and I’m sure that the Robes would excel well in future as well in series when readers would wait anxiously for the next book to be released.
Moving to our next question;
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I always begin with a story outline! In fact, in Robes of God, I wrote the last paragraph of the book while I was still busy on the first chapter. But to paraphrase Faulkner, “I create characters and follow them around, writing down what they say.” The actual last paragraph ended up quite differently than I expected, as I became immersed in my imagination.
Sounds great, I appreciate your imaginative ideas that do work so efficiently. Well, let’s talk about the most difficult part apart from writing and that is reaching your readers. How helpful is the Socialmedia and which social network worked best for you? Any tips on what to do and what not to do?
I’m on Twitter
twitter.com/richard_cezar almost daily!
are usually semi-weekly stop offs for me. Not that any one of these is better than the other.
It’s more a matter of what I’ve become familiar with.
Hmm, tips! As in life, you get out of it what you put in. I would simply say that people are smarter than some give them credit for. If you take the first step, and make an effort to help others, they will recognize that and help you. If they don’t, you have still put your hand out to another, and that is never wasted… on a grander scale.
That’s a good advice Richard.
I do believe writers are occupied with their fixed schedules and should take some time out to rejuvenate. How do you relax? Any special destress technique as writing involves a lot of sitting.
Although I continually promise myself to take breaks from the computer often, I’ve not been able to master it with any consistency. So, I set aside two days a week for fairly strenuous workouts at the gym, normally about 2 hours each. When I’m finished, I’m so whacked-out that I can’t think about anything else.
Hmm, So you need to work on this consistently Richard and I’m sure you’ll master this art soon as we need to safeguard our health priority wise. You need lots of motivation isn’t it? So your favorite motivational phrase?
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” by Mahatma Gandhi.
Can you give us the Sneak peek of •In the Robes of God•
Certainly here’s the Sneak peek.
Set in today’s world, a young businessman discovers a technological breakthrough, capable of improving the lives of all mankind. How could he know that it would be stolen from him–along with those he loves–and turned into something evil and twisted.
This epic adventure delves into the growing conflict between the weakness of the human condition and modern technology. It is an introspective look into society and what could happen, should we continue along our current path
Have power, greed, and arrogance propelled us beyond the point of no return? Is there still time to save ourselves? The clock is ticking in this novel that pits us against our own creations.
Here are the book links
An American MP in Korea: amazon.com/dp/B00ASDPB08
In The Robes of God:
Amazon author link:
Thank you very much Richard, for all the information and taking the time out of your busy schedule and being a part of
‘A living series talk’
I wish you great success and warm regards.
It’s my pleasure talking to you Inderjit. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
My pleasure as well.
Keep smiling keep shining.