Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author Interview – John Ling

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Do you have any advice for writers who are just starting out?

It’s important to read widely and examine the works of other authors who have written in your chosen genre.

For example, why does a particular book captivate you? Why do the characters make such a big impression? How does the story make you feel once you have turned the last page? It’s amazing how much you can learn just by observing and dissecting the craft of other authors. It’s the key to finding out what works and what doesn’t.

What is your favourite quote?

In the eternal words of Winston Churchill, ‘Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.’

What social issues interest you the most?

Freedom of speech, or rather, the lack of it in today’s increasingly polarised world.

How can readers connect with you?

I maintain a website at http://www.johnling.net

I also maintain a blog at http://johnlingblog.wordpress.com

I’m always happy to hear from my readers. Complaints about how my work has offended them are especially welcomed. =)

What is your favourite movie?

My favourite movie is Heat. A brilliant cop and a brilliant thief collide against the backdrop of an emotionally charged bank heist. It’s a premise that’s been endlessly recycled yet seldom improved upon.

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are at the top of their game here, giving masterful performances, and director Michael Mann films the urban sprawl of Los Angeles with cinematography that can only be described as epic.

If you haven’t seen Heat, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s the crime drama to top all crime dramas. You owe it to yourself to rent it.

Fallen Angel

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Genre - Romantic Suspense

Rating – PG13

More details about the author & the book

Website http://johnlingblog.wordpress.com/

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