I recently had the opportunity to sit down with fellow blogger W. for a short interview about life and writing.
It is always such an honour to be able to share a part of myself with the world, and I am extremely thankful to W. for reaching out to me.
The following is an interview with Chris Nicholas, a writer/blogger from Brisbane, Australia. He has published two novels and currently working on his third. He also runs a successful website, The Renegade Press (https://therenegadepress.com/), and have contributed publications in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
W.: What makes you start writing? And how did you find inspiration for each of your pieces?
Chris Nicholas: People often ask me what it is that inspires me to write, and the truth is that I never know how to answer. There are so many things that inspire me to write; be it music, films, books, conversations, or just sporadic thoughts that surface in my mind. I mean, I once wrote a blog post about a conversation between a little girl and her grandmother that I overheard while lacing up my shoes.
But if I did have to choose one thing that…
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Nice one Chris!
Awesome interview Chris…very insightful. 🤓
That was a really great interview!
I’m sorry to hear about your dad.
CongratZ on all your writing achievements, though.
Actually, one of the first things I thought about when you mentioned the symbolism of wolves is that they can be quite family-oriented. The young might leave the pack to start their own sometimes, but many times the younger generations stay to help their parents and younger siblings. Sounds like you’ve had a lot of moments when you had to balance lone wolf achievements with family bonds.
Thanks for sharing this great interview!
Excellent interview and thank you for the inspiration to push through the rough stuff.
Nice Blog. I’m sorry i haven’t been by sooner been kinda busy i took tonight off to visit my neighbors blogs. I’ll be back to read more when time allows. God bless!!
Do you ever do blogger awards? Reading your posts really encouraged me when I first started my own blog, so I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award.
Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the ‘like’. Stay home and flatten the curve!
Thanks for visiting Cancer Hits the Streets! I read this interview and loved the idea of writing as legacy. I teach my students that same thing, that words have the power to connect and to reflect what’s most important to us.
Great interview…Thank you for visiting my blog please visit anytime.
Your writerly trip is so interesting. Anand Bose from Kerala
Great article, welcome back man. Consider me a new fan, and while I may not have been around for your previous pieces, I look forward to what’s to come.
The story about the two men at the checkout made me cry.. Kindness can go a long way.. even if my act of kindness is not reciprocated, it makes me feel good knowing that you showed someone else the good in people.
you could look at the state of the world, all created amid vanity, greed, racial tension, lust and hate. we are, all of us humans (owners of the mentioned faulty behaviors. those notions are in the world as much as air. ruled by the ruler of the air, the ruler of everything: the devil) yea, it is not it’s (Satan) activity that created the Amazon Rain Forest fires, the little g god is too much a slacker, a slothful, lazy good for nothing. why would anyone think that before Adam and Eve an angel of light was cast out of Heaven? God did that, killed Satan, demoted, in the ranks of those angelic assistants that some have, all through the day; Angel’s pay the utmost attention to every. i can, could, would illustrate more, but it’s siX minutes past my bed-time.
Thanks for your adjacent look at life. Finding a way forward with integrity. Cheers.
Cool interview, Chris!
Thanks for dropping by mty blog this morning. Reading this interview is very encouraging to me as it will help me to continue the domain of “beyond the pale.”
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I enjoyed reading this and the uplifting statement of ‘I’m excited at the prospect of embracing my creativity once more.’ Thank you for stopping by earlier.
What a great read, and it’s true, the assholes of this world never solve any problems, they only makes them worse
Outstanding content. I really love some of your ideas, specifically your discussions about writing. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts, and would love to discuss these with you at some point in the future.
Amazing post! Where are you from chris?
I really enjoyed reading your interview and you sharing about touching a life…any life, if only for a moment. It’s always great reading about what inspires other writers to not only write, but keep at it even when it’s difficult to formulate a creative thought. Glad to connect with you.
Wow your interview felt so intense.
It was awesome reading more about your work and life!
I feel like you are the male version of myself. A she-wolf at heart and true alpha defined as it should be. The white wolf is my spirit animal and guide. I am very passionate about them and the way in which, I myself, relate to them. This was such an excellent read and it was so nice to be refreshed on information studied that needed to be seen again. I’m in a season of my life where all of this is relatable and I strive to be heard. Thank you so much for such an intriguing post. I look forward to reading more of your writing. Have a blessed day. ~Candace
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One more satisfying success story added to my inspiring stories list.. Thanks..😊 And best wishes for your future.
Thanks for sharing this.
“As a child, you see your parents as heroes. You rely on them to teach you, protect you from harm, and hopefully give you the tools that you need to create a life that is your own. To grow into an adult and see one of the parents that you idolized struggle with mental illness and severe physical complications can be earth shattering.”
I feel this in my bones. You worded it so much more eloquently than I could ever hope to. How do you navigate this kind of agony? I hope one day, like you, I can find more passion to write again x
I loved the interview. Inspiration can be hidden in the smallest corners. To mine that inspiration that’s were talent comes into play.
I read the entire article and just want to say that you are truly an inspiration and I could relate a lot to what I read in many areas of what you discussed. You showed honesty and openness- and your interview was also touching when talking about your father.
Writing is a wonderful utilization.
I enjoyed reading the article and hearing about your achievements, reaching what you considered a low point only to get up again to become an even more enhanced version of yourself through what you went through- truly excellent❤