Recently, Tim Hawken, Australian author of Hellbound and I Am Satan, kindly asked if I would take part in a blog tour. Within this post, I will answer four questions that pertain to my process as an author and writer, as well as some other stuff!
1) What am I working on?
Right now, I’m currently operating as a writer for Atheist Republic, writing for my blog, and reading and writing reviews for new (and not so new) books of atheism. Getting Improbable into the public-sphere also occupies my time.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Atheism is growing. So as it grows, fresh voices and faces will emerge. I’m one of the youngest published atheist authors, aside from Joshua Kelly and David G. McAfee. I haven’t been an atheist nearly as long as other authors of the same subject, but my book offers a different perspective than most. Though it’s not long, it covers a range of topics. From biology, psychology, and historical research, my book tackles the “God hypothesis” in a quick, concise, and (hopefully) definitive fashion.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Isn’t it obvious?! All joking aside, atheism is the largest untapped minority globally. Atheists do exist and most are frightened to come out; whether it is capital punishment, disownment, a loss of work, a number of issues could keep one from expressing who they are. So by raising my voice, I hope to inspire others in doing the same; to let them know they are not alone is why I do what I do.
4) How does your writing process work?
In the case of my recent book, I began with a simple question: Why do some many believe the Bible and the Koran to be the word of God? After reading and discussing the subject, I felt I had an answer. From there, I formalized an outline, prepared my research, and went to work. I typically work from one chapter to the next, to keep the flow steady. I use the same process when writing blogs (unless it’s a rant, of course).
And that concludes the questions! I’m in the process of lining up a few new bloggers for next week, so stay tuned!