Richard Doetsch on THIEVES OF LEGEND
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Nothing is impossible
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the waters of a tropical island, standing atop a mountain in my skis looking down at eight inches of fresh powder, or in the open door of an airplane with a chute on my back.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Benjamin Franklin
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness is contentment in the moment without worry of what the future may hold. To me that perfect moment would have to last for a Perfect day:
Write 2,000 words
Swim a mile
Ski for two hours
A home cooked dinner (spare ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, chocolate cake and Coke) with my wife and kids filled with stories and laughter.
A movie (Braveheart, anything Spielberg, Lucas, Jackson, Ridley Scott etc...)
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And an hour of solitude with my wife.
August 22, 2011PERFECTION OF MOMENT.
Some people only experience it a few times in life: those times when everything is going your way. But, in point of fact, the experience occurs much more often than we realize, we are just too distracted by e-mail, blackberries, cell phones, thinking of tomorrow, next week, next year to realize it.
What I call Perfection of Moment is when all of your senses are firing with pleasure—Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell—and being fully aware in that moment, allowing the experience to wash over you, to fill your mind, to populate your memory.
It could be riding your bike at high speed down a hill... see more
March 19, 2010"If you're going through hell, keep going." I always loved that quote from Winston Churchill, it's so applicable to life no matter how old we are. As you may or may not know, The 13th Hour is about a man stepping back in time in one hour increments to find the single moment that will save his wife from death. So, ironically, last month, I stepped back in time not in one hour increments but by decades. I had my high school reunion (not saying which year but be it suffice to say it was more than 20). I walked in without expectation and walked out four hours later with one of the life's greatest experiences. Passing through the doorway into the reunion was... see more
March 19, 20101. I have a huge vocabulary but can't spell, my grammar is weak, and English was my
weakest subject in school. So, for such obvious reasons, I sold my company and became
2. I have been passionately in love with the same woman for over 30 years.
3. I'm amazed that my 21 year old son and I go to concerts such as Velvet Revolver, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin, Fuel, Theory of a Deadman, Chicken Foot, Journey, Def Leppard, Aerosmith et al... and he is not embarrassed by my presence.
4. I'm a republican but have made far more political donations to democrats.
5. My family is extremely close
6. My wife,... see more
September 03, 2009While the excitement has been building for the December 29 release of my new novel, The 13th Hour, and with the screenplay done and a movie version getting closer to reality, people have asked me what I’ve been doing in the meantime to keep busy. Well, I give them a one word answer: Vook.
Vook? They think they misheard me. I tell them again, Vook.
So what is a Vook? Actually it's a whole new concept of combining the intimate experience of reading with the visual sensation of sight and sound. A Vook combines the best parts of a book with video vignettes that illustrate the story in visceral,... see more