Robert Barry

Books

The Truth - The Biggest Cover-Up In History

What inspired your most recent book?

An event in my life.


What was the most difficult part of your artistic process?

Capturing all the ideas as they came thick and fast.


Do you remember the moment (or person who inspired it) in your life that you knew you were going to be a writer?

As I have written only one book, I don't consider myself to be a writer. In the same way as I don't consider a person who has only run one marathon to be a marathon runner.


What was the first thing you learnt as an indie author that has never failed you?

Writing requires persistence, perseverence and patience.


How has your life or work experience influenced your work?

My work as an attorney allowed me to convey my message in writing in a way that could be understood by all.


What genre that you haven’t tried already would you like to?

I hope the message in my book is clear so that I never have to write another.


Do you do a lot of research and why, or if not, why not?

Yes. I did a lot of research for this book because people would need context.


What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

The money I spent on editing.


What does literary success look like to you?

If I succeed in conveying my message to the world, my job will be complete.


Did you ever consider a pseudonym?

Yes. I decided not to use a pseudonym as I was worried that it would confuse and make opaque copyright.


Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Yes. Fortunately I haven't received a bad review yet but it is early days!


Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

I don't believe I will write another book but instead I will spend my life promoting this one.


How do you balance making demands on the reader with taking care of the reader?

I wrote from the heart. The heart doesn't consider such issues. It is only concerned with the truth.


How do you feel when you start a book, in the middle, and when you finish?

I found the whole process of writing this book exhilarating.


How long on average does it take you to write a book?

I was finished with the first manuscript in 12 months.


How many hours a day do you write?

I wrote for at least 3 hours every day. This time did not include the time I spent on research.


If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?

Everything I did and everything that happened to me was necessary to write my book. I would change nothing.


What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

Making sure I capture all the ideas so that nothing is lost.


Do you always give books not your own a chance right up until the end, or are you quick to DNF?

If I'm still reading after 50 pages, I usually finish. There are only two books I never finished.


Do you think a big ego is a hindrance or a help?

If you are trying to convey a message you must me as objective as you can. There is no room for ego.


Do you think writer’s block exists?

I believe that if you write about what you know, you will never have writers block.


What does literary success look like to you?

I want the world to know my message.


What’s been your best experience navigating through indie authoring?

Meeting new people.


What’s been your worst  experience navigating through indie authoring?

Knowing who to trust.


What is your favourite character of another author?

Drizzt , Jack Reacher, Neo or Rand al'Thor.


What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

I have no author friends yet but I look forward to making some!


How do you feel about book pirating?

In general I think its wrong but in my case I feel conflicted.


If your book was turned into a musical, who would you ask to write the music and lyrics?

Sinead O'Connor.


What book do you own or have read that might surprise your readers?

Mein Kampf.


Which author would you like to write your biography?

I would not agree to a biography. The idea fightens and abhors me.


Who’d play you in a film of your life?

I would not agree to a film on my life. It would not make for interesting viewing!


If you could live as any character in fiction, who would it be and why?

Superman. I don't believe the why needs to be answered!

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