I Don't Believe God Wrote the Bible - Gerald Freeman
You never know where life is going to take you, and that's especially true in Gerald Freeman's memoir, I Don't Believe God Wrote the Bible. Throughout the piece, he explains the path that he took to learn about himself and to see reason behind the mistakes he made in life.
Overall, I found this to be an entertaining and learning experience. I'm always interested to learn about the journeys that others have taken and the conclusions they've come to in life.
The writing is well done and the pages flow smoothly. I think just about anyone could take some piece of information about themselves away from this work - even if it's just the knowledge that you are learning through each and every choice you make in life.
Some Bio Information
Gerald Freeman spent the best part of ten years traveling on the road and with only fate as a guide he had no real destination. The main objective was to experience another kind of existence than the one he felt was being dictated to him. Eventually he settled in Portugal, where he began doing sculpture and writing. He has written two books- Kill Daddy and I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible which came third place in the non-fiction section of The Best Indie Book Award 2015.
With his writing he hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams and turn them into a reality.
He also writes poetry, which can be found on his blog http://geraldfreeman.blogspot.pt/
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1. What inspired you to write this book?
Seeing so many people spending their lives doing jobs they do not want, only to pay bills they cannot keep up with was the reason I decided to go travelling and find something more enjoyable to do with my life. Once I had ventured out into the world and seen just how big it really is, my thirst for adventure took hold. I am inspired by the fact that life is precious and I have written this book to encourage people to look for alternatives, if they are not happy, or to take time out before committing to a university course and eventually a life they may find they do not even want.
2. Was there a deciding point in your life that made you want to become an author?
Like many authors, I have been writing poetry and notes for years always with the intention of turning my work into books when the time was right. After getting married and feeling stability in my life for the first time ever, I felt I was ready to take on the role of author. I began reading through notes I had written over the last thirty years and discovered I had not one book, but at least four. In fact, as my life continues, I have more and more to write.
3. Are there any authors who influence your writing?
Richard Bach influenced not only my life, but also the person I am always trying to eventually become. I read Jonathon Livingstone Seagull at an age when I needed guidance and positivity in my life. It is a great story about taking control of your own life and striving for your dreams, which are only dreams until you turn them into a reality.
4. Can you tell me a little bit about your writing process?
Occasionally, I post photos on my blog with piles of scrap bits of paper, which I have just managed to sort through and squeeze them into a text or a poem somewhere. They lay around for months in pots and boxes and drawers around the house until the day I feel inspired to wade through them and see what I have been dreaming and thinking about over the previous months. Many are sent straight to the bin, but then I find a few gems that are destined to become a poem, a sculpture, or a story. Such a satisfying feeling throwing those scribbled down ideas away and knowing I am creating something new.
5. How would you describe your writing style?
I hope my writing is succinct and easy to follow. I do not spend much time looking up synonyms or searching for sesquipedalian prose. I hope the reader feels they are listening, or talking to the real me- the person not the author.
6. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
To be able to share stories and poems that inspire and move people. I hope others can identify with some of my experiences and perhaps gain comfort from knowing they are not alone and there are alternatives to a life we do not want to lead.
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