07 September, 2015

#Interview with David Ring III, #Author of Bound Before the Morrow

About the Author:
Author David Ring III was born in MA, in 1983. After an atypical upbringing that left him with a negative mindset, he began to seek freedom from his pessimistic thoughts.
With very little interest in the corporate world, he left university in 2006, and began travelling the world. There was no reason to travel; it was just what people aspired to do. For David, he was living life and searching for happiness.
From 2007-2010, he settled in central New Hampshire. After buying a large, beautiful Victorian house in Franklin, NH, the economy went into recession. He began his first business venture, turning this home into a family business, a bed and breakfast. After a few years of this slow and simple living, it was time for him to move on.
Upon coming to Thailand in 2010, he begin writing his first novel, Bound Before the Morrow, hoping to portray his own personal journey out of negativity and to inspire others to do the same. During the five years it took to write, his views changed slightly, and spirituality entered the mix. The book still maintained the original message, but a new way of life had opened for David.
David still bases himself in Thailand. He avoids the heat by escaping into air conditioned coffee shops and plunging himself into writing. In this way he gently and articulately shares his philosophical beliefs.

Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
I  remember writing my first story when I was in fifth-grade. I don’t remember how long it was, but it was written on my family’s home computer and somehow became lost. I cried, and refused to go to school that day. My mom got my teacher on the phone and after a short phone call I was heading off to school.

What inspires you to write?
The problems of the world.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
My current novel, Bound Before the Morrow, is based off of my personal journey out of negativity. I had spent a good chunk of my life fighting the world in my thoughts and it was leaving me miserable. After years of practicing methods of expelling these negative thoughts, I decided that I wanted to share what I learned. However, I didn’t think there would be much interest in a straightforward guide, so the novel was born.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
There are definitely some stories that I have written and have never gone further than being a file on the computer or being ink scratches on a notebook. There are ideas that exist in my head that have been developed somewhat, but linger waiting for resolution. What will happen to them? Only time will tell.

Tell us about your writing process.
I start with some idea or concept, then the story creates itself. I visualize what happens, and then try to faithfully capture that vision with words.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
The ending. The resolution to the book and to Guy’s search. It is a beautiful moment where he realizes…

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
The main character has tons of my quirks. This was intentional. Other character’s absorbed my oddities, by this was less than intentional.

What is your most interesting writing quirk?
I put my head against the table for a minute trying to think of one. Does that count?

Do you read? Who are your favorite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I read very little. Before Bound Before the Morrow, I had gone through a couple Thomas Hardy books and was impressed by his ability to illustrate with words. As I progressed through BBTM, through multiple edits, my ability to faithfully replicate my visions grew.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
Be humble.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
The difference between a writer and someone who wants to write is that the former writes. Throw away concern and start writing. How to start more often than not doesn’t matter. In my experience, I throw out or heavily edit many of the ideas or words that I begin with.

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
I would like to include Gary Weber, who has been a huge inspiration to me. Perhaps add in a few friends in minor roles to tease in the idea that it was my personal journey. Beyond that, I don’t have any preference for actors, as long as they could correctly play the transformations.

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
As in, wish to bring with me? Tools & seeds.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
Coffee shops. Though I prefer making my own cold-brew at home, the overall experience is better somewhere else.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
I am taking a trip to India next month. Tiruvannamalai. I will see some of the sites made famous by Ramana Maharshi, including Arunachala.

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.
1. I’m short, only 165 cm.
2. I have traveled to over twenty countries.
3. I once ate (Elios) pizza for breakfast for 9 months straight, then quit cold turkey (not a flavor) for some forgotten amount of time.

What do you have in store next for your readers?
A story is in the works about a cyborg that gets imprisoned. I hope to explore some of the many problems I have with the legal system in the USA.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
Thank you all for reading this. Enjoy wherever life takes you.

About the Author:
Title: Bound Before the Morrow
Author: David J. Ring III
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2015
Kindle Free Dates: September 13th – 17th, 2015
Normal Price: $7.99
Genre: Literary Fiction / Suspense
Pages: 250

Blurb:  Escaping the unbearable memories of his past, Guy Bismarck has buried himself in office work. A twist of fate shakes up his world. Layers of delusion and placation crack, ending his long dormancy. Fame, wealth, love, and beauty, of a greatness and vastness that Guy could never even have imagined, blossom. Will this lead to the happiness that has long eluded Guy, or will the reality he had long hidden from come back to haunt him, putrefying his world and burying him — literally?

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