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Author H.O.WARD shares the journey behind his third Title 'Poetic Life'


1. How did the writing process differ between your first book and now?

I’m not sure the process differed . . . it was a jumble like completing a jigsaw.

2. What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?

Write about something you like or know about – a short story or poem – then write it again only better – see where you can improve on your first attempt.

3. How do you handle writer’s block?

Go for a walk and talk to someone about my writing plot/story/character.

4. When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I haven’t . . . I’m still learning.

5. Describe your writing space.

A laptop surrounded by books – papers – coffee cups - pictures.

6. What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

Joining the beginning to the end.

7. What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?

Success is a finished novel that is enjoyed by the reader.

8.Does writing energise or exhaust you?


9. Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?

Yes I’m on Facebook as are my books (H.O. WARD - Author).

10. How do you handle literary criticism?



1. What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your books?

That I like writing.

2. Where do you get your inspiration?

I’m not sure – I sit quietly and think about my writing and it comes.

3. Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

Facebook and my author pages on Amazon.

4. Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

My next one.


1. Can you share a snippet that isn’t in the blurb or excerpt?

My books have a message a question a challenge to the perception of life.

2. What was the inspiration for the story?

The evidence of the fraying of the world at large – its physicality – its spirituality - its need to change direction from what could be a possible outcome.


1. What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Socialise – drink coffee – Present live poetry.

2. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I haven’t grown up yet.

3. If money were no object, how would you spend your time?

Socialise – drink coffee – Present live poetry.

4. Have you ever been on any sports teams? If so, what sport?

Water Polo – Cycling.

5. Your hero?

I don’t have one.

6. If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?

You – Chinese Stir Fry.

7. Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you

I’ve lived in China.

8. If you could trade places with anyone for a week, who would it be?

You can connect with H.O.WARD on Facebook, Instagram and Amazon.

To view his current titles CLICK HERE: H.O.WARD Titles

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