Monday, September 22, 2008

EK Powers


Author Pen Name: E.K. Powers

CA: What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?

EKP: The genre I love to write is Fiction. I love writing fiction because you have to use your creativity, your imagination and my favorite part is creating interesting characters.
This will be my first novel and the reason I wrote this novel because I was tired of the same old novels that told the same old story but told in a different way. I wrote this story with that in mind, something different, exciting, intense and very entertaining.

CA: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

EKP: I first realize that I wanted to write was when I was a senior in high school. I always was infatuated with how movies were made and how the script was written for that movie. So one day while in drama club we were putting together a play about drug abuse among teens. That was my queue! I've written the script for six characters, the play was successful and I knew then that I had to become a writer. No matter if it was writing plays or books just as long as I can do what I love to do.

CA: Who or what was your inspiration for writing?

EKP: My inspiration comes from writers like Spike Lee, Eric Jerome Dickey, James Patterson, Nikki Giovanni, Mario Puzzo and Stephen King but there are so many great writers that I love and follow. But I also inspire myself that I can write a great story, create moving characters, come up with shocking plots and then the ultimate goal would be to turn it into a full movie production.

CA: What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

EKP: My work schedule is pretty hectic because I still have a career as an IT professional but I try and follow my writing schedule and focus on writing only every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9pm for an hour. I like to write at night where it's not that busy in my household and I can think and create. And sometimes there are days where nothing is coming through for me so I just call it a night. It's all a process for me.

CA: Your book is about to be sent into the reader world, what is one word that describes how you feel?

EKP: Unbelievable!

CA: What was your biggest challenge in writing your book(s)?

EKP: The biggest challenge was editing. You read your manuscript over and over again to make sure everything is perfect then after you do that you hire an editor and they still catch errors. But it's all worth it because you want your book to be perfect.

CA: What do you like to do when you're not writing?

EKP: I play basketball a lot, go to a lot of baseball and football games, I indulge myself in listening to great jazz, love good movies, reading, study screen plays and camera shots, help others get published and develop there stories and of course I spend time with my family.

CA: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

EKP: This will be my first novel and for this to be my first novel it's very intriguing. But I've written a lot of teen and scary short stories that got me noticed in college, received awards, made speeches at other colleges and high schools, taught writing classes. It's been a great trip so far and with this first novel more doors will be open and I will be able to help other people as well.

CA: Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?

EKP: I tend to base my characters on real people because the people I know are kinda like characters…lol. The reason I do that because I can connect with the character and develop them well with their strong points, weak points, etc. And some are from my crazy imagination that sometimes takes over the story. My imagination characters takes me somewhere I never been and it's spooky but exciting!

CA: Do you have any advice for the aspiring writers out there?

EKP: Just write, put your ideas down on paper and don't worry about if it doesn't makes since at the time just put it down because it won't make since for you not to. Be patient and do your research on the writing industry, the more you know the better off you'll be.

CA: How can a reader contact you or purchase your books?

EKP: Readers can go to www.ekpowers.com and you also can purchase the book on my myspace page @ www.myspace.com/ekpowers and you also can write to me as well @ E.K. Powers PO BOX 72, Clifton Heights, PA 19018

CA: Is there anything you would like to add?

EKP: First, I want to thank you Crystal for this interview. I love writing and creating twisted stories that interest people, stories that will have readers thinking, and stories that will have my readers wanting for more. My goal is to direct movies and make a way for others to follow so they can make there dreams come true and they start another path for new comers and so on. This debut novel that I've written is incredible, it's a page-turner with powerful characters. So with that I thank you for this opportunity.

CA: Thank you EK for hanging out here this week and taking the time out to do this interview , I hope you get some new readers coming your way : )

4 comments:

Bobby Ozuna said...

Mr. Powers!
Great interview! For a moment there, I thought you were talking about me! We share the same passion for sports (baseball especially) and we both work in the IT field. I have been a network administrator/desktop technician for 9 years...and with every service request I am asking myself...when Oprah? When? Haha...
Good job and best of luck to you!

Cannibal Rose said...

What a marvelous interview! Mr Powers has such a zeal for writing it's wonderful (and infectious.) With his mindset, determination and ability, I'm SURE he'll go far. Congratulations in advance!

ddurance said...

Great advice for aspiring writers. As everyone knows, Rome wasn't built in a day. Good luck to you with your own writing as well!

Deidre
deidre_durance@hotmail.com

Zulmara said...

Love the inteview...and the passion about writing...love the way you were able to get started with high school...plays...what an incredible inspiration.

LOL...having a day job seems to be the norm...

ADELANTE~!!!

Zulmara