Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Author Interview: Guillaume Kloof author of What He Felt But Didn't Say

Guillaume Kloof, author of What He Felt But Didn't Say, stopped by for an interview.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a young entrepreneur that is always looking for a new challenge here or there on the business front. Not afraid to roll my sleeves up and get to work.

Other than running my own company, I workout on a regular basis and spend time with loved ones. After years of only going home to Suriname, I've started to travel around the world. I am very open-minded which is why travelling is very interesting to me. Seeing different cultures expands ones way of thinking beyond what he's accustomed to.

Personally I've had a very regular way of life, having had a couple relationships fail before meeting my partner whose proved to be here to stay.

Family is very important to me and as I navigate through this entrepreneurial journey, I can't wait to start a family of my own.

What do you do when you're not writing?

When I'm not writing, I tend to either work on web or app projects for my company, dedicate a fair amount of time to a organization (PIEDATA) that wants to uplift the level tech and entrepreneurship of the Caribbean. Other than that I enjoy my time with my lady, family and friends. Coming out of a family solely consisting out of boys, I'm very competitive and play basketball or workout on a regular basis.

When did you first start writing?

I started writing ten years ago, when I came to the Netherlands and wanted someone to confide in but didn't truly have anyone. This started my dedication to expressing my deepest feelings on pen and paper.

It actually started with me sitting in a bus thinking of Suriname on a random piece of paper. From then on, I started writing more and more often and perfecting my writing style and making it my own.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

The first book that I actually truly read was a Dutch book "De zwarte met het witte hart" meaning: The black with the white heart. There were some other books from which The secret to success by Eric Thomas was truly inspiring. Especially the way, I could relate to the way which he described some of his experiences.

What inspired you to write this particular book?

My mother that has been reading my poetry for years motivated me to publish this book. She saw my potential before I did and only recently did I take the next step to publish my poetry.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

My favorite chapter is "Being with her" where I placed poems on how it is to be with someone that you truly care for. The feeling of being grateful, the doubt if it's real all from a man. This chapter truly illustrates how it is to be with someone, in my opinion.

What is best writing advice you can give?

My best writing advice would be to write whenever you feel the urge to write. Once you get started, the pieces will fall into place along the way. Writing can be a way to express yourself and to be free from whatever demons or enjoy happiness to the fullest.

Is there anything else you'd like your readers to know about the book?

This book is to give people a glimpse of what goes on in a man's heart and mind when dealing with his emotions. Ranging from the feelings he had when he just met a lady, all the way to a break up.
The gentlemen are always expected to be strong upon which true emotions are never truly accepted. This book gives some insight on those romantic emotions.

About the book:

Ever wanted to know a man's thought process while dealing with matters of the heart?

Did you know how excited he was when you first spend the night together?

What he felt when he broke up with his lady?

This is a collection of poems covering the various stages of a relationship, from the moment he met a lady, the special one or even the short term one, all the way to the end.

Emotions can be very complex to show for any man or woman, here are the ones from a young proud man.

About the author:

After living in Suriname, South America, most of my life, I came to the Netherlands to study at the university. While packing up and leaving my trusted way of life was hard, it was even harder adjusting to my new surroundings. With only a goal in mind, I started putting my emotions on paper, in the form of poems. These poems ranged from times when I was happy, sad or even in love.

During my time in the Netherlands, I've come to setup my own web and mobile app development company, CreateAppsHere (www.createappshere.com). My writing has been a hobby which has kept perspective on everything that is/was happening around me.

Since my student days, I've come a long way and have experienced a lot personally and professionally. My work comes from the heart and is always very pure.


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