063: Writing Poetic Prose – Interview with Ken Zak
Hello word nerds! Today I’m interviewing Ken Zak about writing poetic prose and the process behind his book, The Poet’s Secret.
Kenneth Zak is an aquatic nomad of Bohemian-Polish ancestry. As a lad, he dove into Lake Erie in search of a silver coin. Decades later, he surfaced off the island of Crete with a tale filled with mystical sea turtles, sunken treasure and a young woman’s search for a reclusive poet, his muse and the myth of eternal love.
A summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Business and concentration in Art History, Zak went on to receive his JD and follow the waves to California. He eventually shut down a successful law practice in quest of a deeper purpose, freeing his creative self in a mountaintop village in Crete where he began his debut novel, The Poet’s Secret. Since his time in Crete, he continued work on the manuscript and his poetry in Bali, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia and South America.
An avid surfer and free diver, Ken’s passions also include reading, music, ocean swimming, the Tibetan Rites and yoga. He currently serves as General Counsel for a large private brokerage company and resides in San Diego, California.
In this episode, Ken and I discuss:
- Juggling real life and writing.
- Building a support system to help you achieve your goals.
- The role of poetry in writing prose.
- Being a guy who writes Romance.
- The decision to self-publish and why you should build a publishing team.
Plus, Ken’s #1 tip for writers.
For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/063