The ties between movie-making and writing: author Dan Bar Hava speaks about taking readers to derive stories from unearthed truths.
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About Dan Bar Hava:
Dan Bar was born and raised in Jerusalem. Creativity was an essential part of Dan’s life early on, with music being the focus during teens and young adulthood and writing thereafter. After serving in the military and phase I of higher education, Dan Bar moved to the US. Dan Bar has co-written the film “Falling Star” (AKA “Goyband”), a romantic comedy, featuring Adam Pascal and Natasha Lyonne and “Brooklyn, All American,” a coming-of-age sports tale. The Thirty-Six Watchers is Dan’s first novel.
Describe yourself in five words
Creative, musical, individual, humorist, foodie
What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
When I sit down to play the piano
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
With positivity, friends and family,
What scares you the most?
What makes you happiest?
Why do you write?
I have a vivid imagination, I keep coming up with stories
What writing are you most proud of? .
The 36 Watchers
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
The bonds with my friends and with my students.
What books did you love growing up?
LOTR, With fire and sward, To kill a mockingbird, Catch 22, Tai Pan, The name of the rose
What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
That I enriched people’s lives
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
Jerusalem and New York, the two most exciting cities in the world
How did you develop your writing?
By reading, writing times infinity.
What else do you do, other than write?
I teach music, write and record
What other jobs have you had in your life?
Military, moving, business consultant
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right here in New York City
Tell us about your family?
My parents and older brother live in Israel, My sister lives in New Zealand,
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
Lap top, desk
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
In a perfect world, sell enough books so everything else I do is because I want to, not have to.
Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
It has been in the works for a long time, I had to wait until the beginning came to me, one night on a balcony, overlooking the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
Play my piano, good book or movie, drive around with the top down.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I hope for people to take interest in the 36 Watchers universe and find themselves in it.
About The 36 Watchers: “It is said that at all times, there are 36 special people in the world, and that were it not for them, all of them, if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end.”
Listen to his podcast: https://the36watchers.podbean.com/
The latest interview: https://transformulivenetwork.blogspot.com/…/the-36-watcher…
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