Where Honesty Never Ends.
First up, on TRB’s Joint Author Spotlight, we present Mr. Patrick Perry. The interview is conducted by TRB’s own “Mr. Controversy”.
Jason Patrick Perry
1. At what age did you discover your talent as a writer?
I’ve discovered my talent as a writer when I was in elementary school. I’ve written my very first poem and that’s when I knew that I wanted to be a writer, because of the good reviews I’ve gotten on my poem.
2. When one discovers writing early, it looks to stick around for a while! What motivates/motivated you to become a writer?
Everyday life is my biggest motivation to become a writer. I’ve also been motivated to become a writer from other writers, such as Stephen King, James Patterson, William Shakespeare, etc.
3. Personal experiences as well as great writers are a winning combination! Do you remember the very first thing that you have written, and if so, what was it?
The very first thing I’ve written was a poem. It was dedicated to my mother. It was also the poem that I’ve gotten good reviews on.
4. It certainly sounds very sentimental, and we are very happy to hear that you have received good reviews. What famous quote do you identify with, and how does that quote dictate who you are in your Life?
The quote I identify with is the quote Stephen King came up with, which is “Read a lot and write a lot”. That quote inspires me to work harder at my writing to be as successful and accomplished as him.
5. Those are certainly very wise words from Stephen King. There are many great authors before and of our current time (William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King). At such a young age, where do you see yourself among the greats?
I see myself as one of the best among the greats because I have high expectations for myself. Being a perfectionist, you won’t settle for anything less.
6. I would like to do an impromptu collaboration poem with you. What we will do is write one stanza each. I will give you my part, and you go with your gut and write something to compliment what I wrote.
Okay. That’s fine with me.
Tears from Heaven
Tears from Heaven,
Infused with the wails of
Future Lost Souls.
I concern myself
With what is about to come.
People who think that they are the Shit,
Only wind up being fertilizer to True Talent.
The will to achieve your career
With all the hours put into writing
Your determination explains your motivation
True talent exceeds all
Hard work conquers all
7. A very honest and eye opening response, and we thank you. What methods do you utilize to deliver an impactful write?
I usually plan everything out before I dive right into writing. I always look at the possible ways of how my story(ies) could turn out. But mainly, I think about how it would attract the reader(s) and keep their attention.
8. Very insightful, and a good strategy to implement. How important is it to you to have extra eyes on someone’s writing, including yours as far as editing and proofreading?
I proofread my own work because I like to know if I overlooked anything for myself. I want to make sure that my writing is perfect because I don’t take too kindly with errors and/or mistakes of any kind.
9. How has your fan base showed you that you are on the right path as far as being a writer?
My fan base always shows support for my writing, which lets me know that I’m on the right path. As long as I know that someone takes an interest in my writing, then I know that I’m doing something right.
10. What Pearls of Wisdom would you like to offer to those (of all ages) who wish and desire to follow their Heart and Dreams of being a Successful Writer?
Just keep writing as much as you can. Always make sure that you write something that will attract lots of readers. You want to have an impact on a lot of people, which will have more people interested in your work. Also too, never do a sloppy job with your writing because you won’t be taken seriously. The main thing of all is grammar and punctuation. A true, talented writer takes grammar and punctuation seriously. Never use any abbreviations and/or slang because it’ll make the reader(s) lose interest and it’ll also give you a bad name, as well as less recognition.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, Patrick!
Hold on to your seats. Stand by as TRB presents our other Author Spotlight, Mr. Kevin Provance!