I’m Clay Cowan, the author of A Guide to Raising Sons to Manhood, Daily Affirmation for Men, and How to Find and Marry the Girl of Your Dreams. I hope you’re all keeping safe and well during these troubling times. In the meantime, please feel free to explore and enjoy my online home.
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Describe yourself in five words.
Loyal, Creative, Innovative, Visionary and Honest.
What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
That I’m a very antically mined person.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I pray about it, and try to remember times that I made it through.
What scares you the most?
Dying without finishing all I need to do.
What makes you happiest?
Bowling, spending time with family, reading and writing.
Why do you write?
I feel I have so much to give the world from my live experiences.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
Yes, just new had the time with work and raising a family.
What motivates you to write?
I have so much to tell.
What writing are you most proud of?
My first book; a guide to raising sons to manhood.
What are you most proud of in your personal life?
I proud of my children, who all finished college.
What books did you love growing up?
All sci-fiction. A thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Vern.
What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
That I will be remembered for all the good times my family and friends had together. That I have very few regrets in my life areas.
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I grew up in a small town in North Carolina. I live in stone mountain, Georgia now.
How did you develop your writing?
I study many courses, read lots of book and hired a coach.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
The hardest is marketing
What marketing works for you?
Amazon ads and, then Pinterest and Facebook.
Do you find it hard to share your work?
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
Yes, family and friends very supportive.
What else do you do, other than write?
I still do engineering contracts.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
I done many jobs, mainly as a designer engineer.
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
If I went back and study something else in college, it would be English.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Either Hawaii or Destin, FL.
Tell us about your family?
I’m married with three children two boys and a girl. I also have 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grand.
How do you write – laptop, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I write on my computer. I make note on paper.
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
I try to get 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
My wife and children. My sisters and their families.
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Success is to reach enough people though my writing to make a difference in the world.
Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
My new book is a book on marriage rules. It is part of a series of books I’m writing
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
Jesus, Martin Luther King, and King Solomon.
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
Reading and watching sci-fiction shows.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
My special view on how things work together in our world.
What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Staying on course, constant distractions
What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
How it gave them another point of view on raising boys.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing about 1 ½ to 2 years.
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
After I retired from engineering
What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
I try to write at least 3 hours 5 days a week, min.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
My point of view.
How long does it take to write a book?
Everywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months.
Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Find your niche first, the rest will fill in.
What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?
I often, am writing several book or articles at the same time, thus i don’t always finish a book when i planned too.
Do you see writing as a career?
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