Monday, October 24, 2016

Blog Tour: Vacation to Graceland by @Phillipthedeal #interview

Non-Fiction / Vacation
Date Published: 05/18/2015
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.   


What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The hardest part of writing my books, is keeping the momentum of my creativity from day to day. Once I get an idea, I have to almost immediately lay it down, before it is gone. Writing an outline does help, but filling in that outline with creative literature is a very tedious and time consuming task. There are literally days, where my mind is going strong, but my writing hand cannot go any further. I just have to find a stopping point, and continue the creative process another day. But once the first draft is complete, it is smooth sailing from there.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I have a variety of songs played on my Ipod
DJ Khaled: Nas Album Done, Holy Key
Rick Ross: The Devil is a Lie, War Ready, Sanctified
Kevin Gates: Perfect Imperfection, Out the Mud, Really Really
Young Thug: Harambe, Check
50 Cent: I’m the Man
Future: March Madness, Stick Talk

Do you have critique partner or beta readers?
The closes thing I have to any of this, is my sister. She reads most my writings before they go out, and she gives me an honest opinion on how good they are. Other than that, I write what I feel, and I unapologetically put it out once it is up to my standard of literature.

What book ate you reading now?
I am reading a poetry book called, I Will Never Kill a Black Man by Mike Woods

How did you start your writing career?
I started my writing career, by being completely disappointed with myself. I already possessed the writing skills, I just felt I did not have anything to write about. I did not know what direction my life was going in, and I found myself being slightly depressed. I read a tweet about writing on a piece of paper to relieve your stress, and started writing a story about an event, in my life, that currently had just passed. Through writing about it, I felt better and realized I had a talent. From there I kept writing, and pushing the limits of my gift. Now I have 2 published works, and I have my sight set on one more by the beginning of next year.   

Tell us about your next release?
My next release is nowhere near ready to talk about. It is about a boy who becomes a man through terrible life decisions. The best way I can describe it, is it is a melting pot of random event after random event. I will say I am excited to see you it will twist and turn, but I am concerned about whether the structure of the writing will be good enough to publish. I am just letting the process be organic, and I am positive it will come together in the end.

Phillip Cornell is a college graduate. He gained his degree in Biological Sciences, and currently works at a local pharmacy.  He is the only son of Harron and Connie Cornell, and the youngest of 3 children. In 2006 his father passed away due to colon cancer, and his mom became an inspiration to him and his family in the way she supported everyone. He has a passion for all types of competitive activity, with sports being the favorite. Overall he lives for different experiences to stimulate the mind, and firmly believes that life is something that has to be lived, read about, and dissected. His biggest weakness is beautiful women, and the thought of being a failure. Firmly believing everyone deserves their moment no matter how long or short it is, Phillip listens to anyone who has something to say. The more he writes. The more he realizes what he creates, is something that needs to be shared with someone other than himself. 

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