An Interview with Author Anthony Jordan

Hi, I’m Anthony Jordan. As a young child, I enjoyed and played a variety of sports. And as a young adult, I still enjoy sports, and being a coach has been one of the things that brought me joy. I’ve always had a passion for writing, although I didn’t know it would lead me down this current path, especially because I acquired my degree in business management. As a young adult, the challenges I have experienced in recent years have increased my desire to share my experiences to inspire and encourage others. My new novel ‘Remembering You’ was born out of my tremendous grief of losing my fiancé and a desire to bring self-healing. My new direction is to continue writing, doing philanthropy work, traveling the world, and sharing my experiences.

Where are you from?

I am from Central Florida

Why do you write?

To inspire and encourage others to find the tools they need to find themselves again by sharing my life experiences.

What do you write about? 

I’m a new author. So, my debut novel was about trauma, grief from the tragic loss of my fiance, and self-healing. There’s other niches that I’ll be venturing into, but with the way my novel ends I don’t want to reveal anything just yet.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I’m not sure yet. I’ve been told that I have a unique style. For now, I’ll say my writing style is raw.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

Getting stuck in my own head. I found myself enjoying the brain storm process a little too much.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

One person told me that they felt all the emotions I poured into my book and recognized how therapeutic it must have been for me.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing poetry since I was in high school. And I’ve always kept a journal, in which I crafted a few book and movie script ideas.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

In 2020, when the pandemic put the entire world on pause.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I find that I am the most productive when everyone in my world is asleep. So, I’ll write from 3 pm EST until 6 or 7 am EST.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I like to handwrite most of my thoughts before I enter them into my manuscript.

How long does it take to write a book?

It took me 17 months to write my first novel, including the editing process.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Read a lot of books and reach out to a few beta readers and editorial review companies in addition to your family and friends for feedback, and always seek the assistance of at least two different editors.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Finding a quiet space and being decisive. It takes me a while to organize my thoughts.

What do you think makes a good story?

One that makes you feel like you’re in the story, but leaves a few details to the imagination.

What does your family think of your writing?

They’re impressed with my ability to hold their attention throughout the story.

Do you see writing as a career?

Yes. Writing has always been a passion of mine. I love the freedom of coming up with an idea and turning into something people will enjoy and can benefit from the content.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

Take time for yourself to live life to the fullest and thrive, because you’re worth it.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When ‘Remembering You’ was released. I could finally call myself an author, as my idea was officially a novel.

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