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Exclusive Interview with

Peter Jennings

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When did you start writing?

1970

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What makes writing your passion?

My overall mission of writing books that inspire people to expand their opportunities to heighten their existence. For 50 years

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How long have you been writing?

For 50 years. As a published author, for 8 years.

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Pride of success.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I select real people whom I think readers will enjoy knowing more about.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

All the work that goes into trying to find email addresses of people I wish to contact to interview.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I'm lucky : it's never a problem with me.

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

I mentor writers and my primary piece of advice is: Write! Write about anything. Because once you start writing, you'll get better at it.

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

Be confident: you've got this. You can do this.

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

Haven't had any bad ones. But if I did, and if they were legitimate criticisms, I'd learn from them. You can't take 'em personally.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

Pride. And I've accomplished what I set out to do.

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

I write non-fiction, and regularly include my own impressions about what I'm writing.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

I write non-fiction.

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Absolutely. It's what captures the reader's attention first.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I love chatting with readers.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

Pride.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

Charles Dickens. Love the way he weaves his plots (such as in "A Tale Of Two Cities").

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

Don't need to be big, but I'd love to hit Best Seller status

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

Yes, if it would help with adding more recent, relevant information.

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?