Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the June Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Non-Fiction/Memoirs/Biographies authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 6th question is “Did you use references from other sources/facts/science when writing your book?”
1) Author #1 : Gilbert Van Kerckhove
My book TOXIC CAPITALISM has over 500 sources of information mentioned
Not really, but when I refer to a quote or statement or view of someone I refer to the individual but I didn’t reference my book as it’s my life experiences really.
4) Author #4: Umm Sulaim
Of course, provided the nonfiction book was not a memoir, sources are necessary, as are facts. However, facts need not be scientifically proven. For instance, I can say I saw a spirit ~mmam. That could be a fact; it could also be an imagination. How do I scientifically prove my experience? Nevertheless, if I say my cousin and I saw an mmam, it can no longer be an imagination, but a fact. The ability to prove the experience to cynics becomes irrelevant.
5) Author #5: Ken Johnson
Yes, I think you owe it to the reader to do a well-researched non-fiction book. Of course, you shouldn’t just restate the works of others. I also think a good portion of a book should be the author’s understanding of a subject, personal experiences, professional experiences, observations, etc. This is what makes the book special and truly the author’s own work. Otherwise, you’d be better served just reading a Wikipedia article.
No, all of my stories are taken from my own real life experiences.
7) Author #7: Pratima Nagaraj
No, I did not. It was a sharing of my story and experiences.
8) Author #8: Shirley Mandel Satterfield
I used the internet to research a few facts in my book and to gain a better understanding of my backstory.
9) Author #9: Errol Baptiste
Yes I do use references from other sources and facts when writing my book.
10) Author #10: Edna Cane-Swannepoel
No, because it is about my life, I already went through it
11) Author #11: Kristalen Babb
The only reference I used was my memory from what all I witness and went through in life.
12) Author #12) Steve Wilson
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