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Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Saturday Showcase Featuring William Franklin Clarke with Blueprint to Utopia

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Featuring  

William Franklin Clarke 

with 

Blueprint to Utopia



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 Book Blurb: 

Great utopian works have the power to transcend time and live in the minds and hearts of readers forever. The challenge with most utopian visions has been the tendency towards the unattainable, towards fantasy; rather than, reality. Blueprint to Utopia means to end this problem by providing a credible roadmap to maximizing the laws of man through social evolution. It's intriguing, it's doable, and it will take your breath away. Blueprint to Utopia is the magic that can change the world. What greater gift to give our children and future generations than a world without war, a world without discrimination and injustice.

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 Author Bio:

 
William Clark is a CPA, CIA, CFE, CMA and CSOE with over thirty years of experience examining and consulting for Fortune 500 companies in the United States and internationally. He has a passion for philosophy and studied the great Utopian philosophers through history, beginning with Plato and Socrates. He also scrutinized the laws of man both domestically and internationally, especially at the nation-state level. It is through these observations that Mr. Clark developed the tone and substance of Blueprint to Utopia. A riveting two-part story opens the book, as well as, ends it giving readers the chance to emotionally feel the issues under discussion.  
 
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 Twitter: @Blueprintutopia


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Author Interview:

Hi William and welcome to my blog


Firstly can you tell us a little about yourself?

William Clark is a CPA, CIA, CFE, CMA and CSOE with over thirty years of experience examining and consulting for Fortune 500 companies in the United States and internationally. He has a passion for philosophy and studied the great Utopian philosophers through history, beginning with Plato and Socrates. He also scrutinized the laws of man both domestically and internationally, especially at the nation-state level. It is through these observations that Mr. Clark developed the tone and substance of Blueprint to Utopia. A riveting two-part story opens the book, as well as, ends it giving readers the chance to emotionally feel the issues under discussion.

What inspired you to start writing novels for your chosen genre?

Reading the great utopian authors gave me the inspiration to write in this genre.

Are there any other genres you’ve written?

No other genres.

Have you published any other novels, if so can you share the details?

No this is my first published book.
 
Are you working on anything new right now?

With marketing work for Blueprint to Utopia I am not writing at this time.

What inspires you to write?

I love being able to communicate with readers through the written word and express ideas.

Can you offer any advice to the fledgling authors, just starting out?

Write well, know structure, content and tone. Edit, edit and edit until it is presentable.

What is your all-time favourite novel?

The Republic by Plato even though it’s not a novel.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lost Horizon, Utopia

Who is your all-time favourite author?

Plato, Sir Thomas More, James Hilton

What are you reading at the moment & would you recommend it to us?

If you could Time Travel, what year would you visit and why?

Do you have a favourite quote?

It’s not what you say you are going to do that matters, it’s what you actually do that matters.

If you could be any character in any novel, who would it be and why?

How do you come up with the Titles for your novels?

Blueprint to Utopia presents a credible road map to evolved laws of man, it’s a blueprint, if you will.

When working on your current novel, were there any moments when you thought:- OMG what am I doing?

No, I felt comfortable writing.

Do you have a day job, other than writing?

Yes, I am an auditor and consultant for DaVita Healthcare, a $16 Billion healthcare company, primarily in kidney dialysis.

What is your preferred method of writing:-  The plot pre-planned from day one, or just go with the flow and see what happens next?

I wrote out a detailed outline before writing.

Are there any tips or tricks you use to get to know your characters?

If you don’t like a character you’re writing about, what do you do?
            a. Kill them off instantly
             b. Get over it and learn to like them
             c. Give them a whole new personality

Do you like to write while listening to music and if so, does your book have particular playlist you’d like to share?

No, I prefer the quiet to write.

If you were stranded on a distant planet:-  which of your characters would you like to be marooned with and why?

Which type of book do you prefer to read?
           a. ebook
            b. paperback
            c. hardback

Hardback. 

Do you have any weird writing rituals? (Such as, you can only start writing after you’ve scoffed all the choc-chip cookies and drank 3 cups of coffee or only after you’ve listened to a certain song or playlist?)

I usually work out before writing, and prefer the morning.

Do you have any input in the Cover design of your novel?

Yes, I gave the idea for a blueprint.

What is the best thing about writing for you?

I feel a special joy when writing.

How many novels/books do you typically read in a month?
What is your favourite genre to read at the moment?

Who’s your greatest inspiration to date?

Which of the following suits you best?
a.      Thrill Seeker
b.      Mildly Meek
c.       Totally Chilled
Thrill seeker.

Apart from writing, do you have any other hobbies?

I enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, basketball, jogging, weight lifting, and reading.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning person.

What’s your least favorite part of the writing process?

Marketing.

How long does it typically take you to write a novel?

Several years.

How many hours a day do you dedicate to your writing?

Two hours.

Are you a:
a.      Laptop Writer
b.      Desktop Writer
c.       iPad Writer
d.      Pen and Paper Writer
Desktop writer.

If you didn’t write, what would you do instead to fill the creative void?

Exercise and watch movies and sports.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Paris, I took my wife there on our Honeymoon.

Who would be your dream cast if your novel was made into a movie?

Matt Damon

If you had a choice, which would be your preference: Your books serialised, a la Vampire Diaries style or made into movies, a la Twilight style?

Made into a movie, the two-part story.

Tell us one thing that no-one else knows about you.

I performed in a play in college.

If there was an apocalypse, would you want to go up in the middle of it, or be a post-apocalypse survivor and live without the creature comforts that we are so used too?

I would want to survive.

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  Many thanks to William for joining us today with his new book, I really hope you've enjoyed to day's post and I'll be back before you know it!


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