Cold Coffee Press Interview With Author Siafa B. Neal
Siafa B. Neal Is Grand-Master / Founder / Inventor / Instructor / Author / Artist / Designer – Advance 3-D Model Matrix Vector Logistics Chess.
Siafa B. Neal offers Advance 3-D Chess books which contain diagrams, photos, key information about the game board and actual games to enjoy. Inside each book is the opportunity to purchase custom made Chess Boards (with chess pieces) that go specificity with the games. You also receive instructions for booking 3-D Grand Master Siafa B. Neal for private lessons, speaking engagements and game events. If you are a chess enthusiast, this unique one-of-a-kind book series with actual games is for you.
What makes you proud to be a writer from San Bernardino, California? My sense of pride from being a writer from San Bernardino, California stems from the notion that I am easily able to convey to my readers the practical aspects of Advance 3-D Matrix Chess through the pictorial display of photos in my chess book and E Books.
What or who inspired you to become a writer? My cousin, Robert H. Brown, who is currently a British citizen residing in England and who also holds a doctoral degree in English was influential in my decision to try a writing career beside my Engineering interests. Writing is a magnificent tool that enables me to promote ideas of Advance Chess to help enlighten others about the new styles and art forms of playing Advance 3-D Chess as opposed to the draconian ways of conventional chess and to .offer some important moral compass for those readers who have an open mind to newer opportunities to explore and to exhaust the tapestry of psychological warfare under the philosophical guidance to exhaust the possibilities to newer, informative approaches to life in general. My rather unique chess books allow readers to Live for Greatness; the Greatness which comes from their minds and their hearts. It espouses the philosophy that, “You are what you think, you think therefore you are “. The books dare readers to explore and to rediscover their innate and yet dormant passion for excellence in their quintessential cognition quest along a journey that provides fun and entertainment in the process.
When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? My writing began upon conceiving the concepts of Advance Matrix Chess. There was a need to add excitement and pizzazz to the games of classical conventional chess, to raise the bar of the games to higher levels of sophistication, to test the plasticity boundary limit ranges of a human full spectrum cognitive elasticity cognition capacity, potentiality and endurance and to provide chess fender different, dynamic perspectives to their intelligence tests for Logistics and Strategic Diagnostic and Prognostic Analysis. In order to achieve these objectives, I discover newer ways of playing chess using 3-Dimensional models (Model III is just one of these models to name a few) to enhance the potential dynamics and kinetics of the game. Thus, writing provides a practical tool, amongst many, to reach out to the masses, who share similar interests, who are eager to explore and to exhaust newer awareness of concepts of playing chess at Advance Distributive Logistics Levels.
Did your environment or upbringing play a pivotal role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? As children, my three junior brothers and I, were fortunate to attend the college preparation American International School that require high scholastic achievements as a prerequisite for admittance. The acquisition of my academic skills continue to play a crucial role in my writing style today , as I continue to utilize these fundamentally acquired knowledge skills to my advantage which is tantamount to my progressive writing achievements.
Do you come up with your title before or after you write the manuscript? The sequence of occurrence is random and or both. If I write the title of my choice before I write the manuscript it may be a random selection choice amongst a list of other perspective titles that represents the dynamic, kaleidoscopic qualities of the manuscript. If I choose a title after I write the manuscript, the choice may be the one that best depicts the ideas and concepts of discussion.
Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre? Basically, the genre of my work focuses on Non-fiction, How-to-Play, Board games and Advance Logistics Chess. My preference for this genre portrays my interest and strength in the field of Cognitive Logistics awareness which Advance Matrix Chess demonstrates. Moreover, I am able to utilize and to test some of my photographic skills, despite some of the complications that arises from photographing the images of other perspective models besides Model ill; there are other geodesic and geocentric models which may have possible applications for other forms of interstellar habitat modules that may be utilize for non-geodesic and non-geocentric habitats like the space structures for the Lunar colony of the moon and the Martian colony.
In addition, the reading public has little exposure to chess writers -and especially even more so to Advance 3-D Matrix Chess writers, who are able to uncover the concepts of Advance Chess, to create dynamic game possibilities, to design the game Boards of different types of 3-D geodesic models and to publish the games in print or digital version.
What was your inspiration, spark or light bulb moment that inspired you to write the book that you are now: seeking to promote? After designing the models, to name a few, which includes Model ill and randomly engaging with a few games on each separate model, the thought of translating the games into several books did spark my interest to publish my findings in order to reach out to the growing numbers of inquisitive chess enthusiasts world-wide and to raise the levels of awareness about the sophistication possibilities and probabilities of the game into incrementally kaleidoscopic dynamics and kinetics postulates.
What has been your most rewarding experiences with your writing process? My writing process provides to me a sense of satisfaction and purpose in life. Although, I have yet to reap the financial rewards for my efforts, I still think that translating my work into published books is therapeutic for an energetic writer as myself , especially even more so that I still have declining youthful years ahead of me. At least, I would be able to leave behind my published accomplishments in the history books of chess which most readers may be able to recall my name with references to my books. I am looking forward to my old age whereby I may be able to test my knowledge base retention skills regarding the games of Advance 3-D Chess with reference to the models in question. My legacy would be that I may be remembered as the Father of Modem Day Advance 3-D Matrix Vector Chess. My motto with regard to age-related memory retention is, “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.
What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? I have yet to reap the financial rewards for my books. My publishing company is not presenting to me the Quarterly financial reports which they claim they would do in the contract. My most rewarding ·experiences are knowing that my works are published , acquiring a sense of satisfaction in my efforts to present my findings to the public knowing that my work depicts my best available writing skills at the time of publication, providing me the opportunity to test my photographic skills with my digital camera before publishing the final copy and taking pride in knowing that my efforts may be recorded in the History Book of Chess as being the Founder and Father of the Modem Day Advance 3-D Matrix Vector Logistics Distributive Chess.
What one piece of advice would you give to other authors? The publishing business has a competitive market which many authors both well-known, because the readership love their style or genre of writing and unknown because the author may be new to the industry. It is important that your work in your genre stands out from the crowd of published authors, one may have to ask oneself the following questions concerning success in the publishing industry:
1. What makes my work unique?
2. Why would a reader want to read my novel?
3. Am I allowing my published work speak for itself without being so pretentious?
4. What would compel a reader to purchase my book?
5. Do I emulate a passion for writing my book?
6. Am I consistent with my daily rigorous routine efforts to process and apply my writing skills to my unpublished work?
7. Do I have what it takes, the love, the compassion, the zeal, the time, the resources and effort to become a successful writer with the awareness that the book publishing industry has a competitive market which implies that the financial rewards may not necessarily be immediate or forth coming spontaneously?
8. Am I constantly actively writing my next book despite the fact of accomplishing the current book?
9. Do I apply the right networking skills and exposure for my books?
10. How do I relax while writing the manuscripts for my current book or my next near future books?
11. Do I have the right organizational skills to write my next book in an orderly sequence and format?
12. How do I augment my reading, writing and speaking skills to meet the growing demands of the book publishing market?
Who are your favorite authors and why? These authors are Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. The reason why they are my favorite authors is due to the poetic style of Robert Louis Stevenson and the sophisticated style writing of Charles Dickens. My exposure to their works was at an early stage during my Elementary schooling years and later during my High School education.
Book Club Reading List:
Donavan’s Shelf : http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/Jun_15.htm#donavan
( requires careful search because there are many authors but I am there )
Donavan’s Shelf – June 15, 2015 – GAMES
James Cox: Small Press Book watch – July 2014 – THE GAMING SHELF
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