Dr. Frank Chase Jr., Th.D
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Very early in my life, I would go to movies. And somehow I always wanted to write so that my writing would become movies. I also as a young teen, listened to a radio program call mystery theatre, and that inspired me to write short stories.
How long does it take you to write a book?
My first book, False Roads To Manhood, What Women Need to know; What Men Need to Understand took five years of research and writing and my second book, Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway started out a a117 page power point study. It took me two years to research that but then I decided to go further and turned my study into a book and that took another year and a half.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Not that is an interesting question. What was surprising is that every person who advertises that they are good editors are probably not. You really have to be very careful with people who call themselves editing experts.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Most of my readers post reviews on Amazon. My friends who've read my second book, tell me they like the book and I have friends who have the book but have not read it.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
I have a love hate relationship with writing. But when I stoked up about about some historical event that interest me, writing energizes me.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
My kryptonite is most likely repeating myself in writing but saying things in a different way. Deleting something your write is alway difficult.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
I never really had specific authors that I disliked or grew into.
At what point do you think someone should call themselves a writer?
I really don't know the answer to that question because I think being a writer is a constant growth process.
What do the words “writer’s block” mean to you?
Writer blocs simply means that I don't know what else to write.
Are there therapeutic benefits to modeling a character after someone you know?
What comes first for you — the plot or the characters — and why?
How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
My book's ideal reader for my second book is for those who really want to unlearn traditions that they have questions about as it relates to biblical doctrine. Getting to the facts of something often requires one to throw off what you think you know to research the actual history of what a biblical practice really is. That is what my readers will get from Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway? My first book, False Roads to Manhood gives men insight into their emotions and give women knowledge heart and soul of a man where they lack understanding.
How much research did you need to do for your book?
My first and second book required a lot of research. I also read a lot of book on the subject matter I was writing about. The second book took was a more in-depth process because, I had to research meanings of the Hebrew language
Tell us more about your book/s?
Both my books, False Roads to Manhood and Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God anyway can be found on my website in both ebook and paperback at https://www.fcpublishing.com and you can read excerpts of Kleptomaniac also.