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    How Eric Walters background affected his fiction

    Unlike any other person, Eric Walters clearly understands the mind of misunderstood
    people due to his own experiences. Therefore, his background as a teacher, social worker and
    author is undoubtedly not surprising. As an author, Walter’s past life, occurrences and, views
    have evidently affected his fiction.
    Born in 1957, Eric grew up in a very troubled neighborhood in Toronto. Eric has learned that
    to escape, he had to sacrifice for money. As a young boy, Walter realized that freedom was
    money. Learning the cold reality of life, he almost gave up the dream of being an educator.
    His hardship and political views have been exhibited by character “John Fuller”. Described as
    A“workaholic”, John would wake up at 5 in the morning and work countless hours to provide
    for his family. In “We All Fall Down”, Eric has provided so much insight on liberty. He
    knewhow the economic world works and what would make people respect us. “Buy low, sell
    High”. Throughout the book, Eric clearly sent a message to the new generation; money isn’t
    everything but sure is close. According to CM magazine, his point of view is that, “the purpose
    isself-promotion”. During his young adulthood, the work ethic he had led him to great
    opportunities which was demonstrated through John’s complex, high class job. “Instead of
    finding an excuse to fail, find a reason to succeed.”Eric explained to CM magazine.
    But, Eric had overworked himself to the point where his personal life was completely
    forgotten. “People have told me that I was going to burn myself out” he told to University of
    Manitoba. He never had time for“fun”, Eric was too busy writingand contacting various
    readingcompanies. Having found fortune and fame, he lost the really important things in life
    (such asfamily) which is proven through John.Even when John stayed home, his mind was still
    on work. John was never there during Will’sTeens. It took a do or die situation to realize how
    strained the relationship really was. “Business has taken me away more than it should have.
    Sometimes even when I’m home “.
    With age, Eric has much wisdom on life. Having his own share of problems, Eric has poured
    out his heart out to the novel and made the conflicts to be from his beliefs, perspective and
    own affairs. Growing up, Walter was raised by a single parent and felt neglected. According to
    quillandquire.com, he “came from a poor single-parent family”. To unmask
    his true hardship, Eric has put a strained relationship between “Will” and “John Fuller.” Will
    stopped believing in John’s promises and held a grudge. Needless to say, Eric related to Will
    because they were antagonistic, reluctant and hostile towards their father. No matter how hard
    John tried to compromise and make Will understand, he was still unconvinced. “Lots of talk
    From him didn’t mean much; work would always be more important than anything or anybody
    Else”. From the voice of Will, Eric showed his anger to his dad. Even though the father-son
    Bond was never fortified for understandable reasons, the pain he faced as a child couldn’t heal.
    Lastly, his own experience as an author has affected his writing. As every reader knows, “We
    All Fall Down” was based on the tragic 9/11 incident. Residing in Mississauga, Eric didn’t find
    out of the tragic news until his wife has told him over the phone. In a state of shock, he felt
    as if the whole world needed to know more. “Not able to fully understand the tragedy, my
    soul and my psyche were too distracted, too troubled and too disturbed.” Making matters
    worse, he had friends that lost loved ones due to the horrific event. “They were atrocities
    against all good-thinking people.” Being a speaker at many schools, he has been asked many
    questions as to if he was ever going to write a story of 9/11. He wasn’t sure if “he could ever
    put in to words what he witnessed.” 3 years later, thinking of how he was in a state of denial
    all came back to him. He needed people to know the truth behind 9/11. “They needed to know
    more. And maybe I needed to write the story, my way, in my words.” Eric explained in the story.
    In conclusion, Eric’s writing style has been affected by his adolescence, perspective, struggles
    and encounters. Walter hasn’t forgotten about his roots and the confusing life of the youth.
    Having written over 50 novels, he has done great things. Clearly, failure is the mother of success.

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    Re: How Eric Walters background affected his fiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp123 View Post
    Unlike any other person, Eric Walters clearly understands the mind of misunderstood
    people due to his own experiences. Therefore, his background as a teacher, social worker and
    author is undoubtedly not surprising. As an author, Walter’s past life, occurrences and, views
    have evidently affected his fiction.
    Born in 1957, Eric grew up in a very troubled neighborhood in Toronto. Eric has learned that
    to escape, he had to sacrifice for money. As a young boy, Walter realized that freedom was
    money. Learning the cold reality of life, he almost gave up the dream of being an educator.
    His hardship and political views have been exhibited by character “John Fuller”. Described as
    A“workaholic”, John would wake up at 5 in the morning and work countless hours to provide
    for his family. In “We All Fall Down”, Eric has provided so much insight on liberty. He
    knewhow the economic world works and what would make people respect us. “Buy low, sell
    High”. Throughout the book, Eric clearly sent a message to the new generation; money isn’t
    everything but sure is close. According to CM magazine, his point of view is that, “the purpose
    isself-promotion”. During his young adulthood, the work ethic he had led him to great
    opportunities which was demonstrated through John’s complex, high class job. “Instead of
    finding an excuse to fail, find a reason to succeed.”Eric explained to CM magazine.
    But, Eric had overworked himself to the point where his personal life was completely
    forgotten. “People have told me that I was going to burn myself out” he told to University of
    Manitoba. He never had time for“fun”, Eric was too busy writingand contacting various
    readingcompanies. Having found fortune and fame, he lost the really important things in life
    (such asfamily) which is proven through John.Even when John stayed home, his mind was still
    on work. John was never there during Will’sTeens. It took a do or die situation to realize how
    strained the relationship really was. “Business has taken me away more than it should have.
    Sometimes even when I’m home “.
    With age, Eric has much wisdom on life. Having his own share of problems, Eric has poured
    out his heart out to the novel and made the conflicts to be from his beliefs, perspective and
    own affairs. Growing up, Walter was raised by a single parent and felt neglected. According to
    quillandquire.com, he “came from a poor single-parent family”. To unmask
    his true hardship, Eric has put a strained relationship between “Will” and “John Fuller.” Will
    stopped believing in John’s promises and held a grudge. Needless to say, Eric related to Will
    because they were antagonistic, reluctant and hostile towards their father. No matter how hard
    John tried to compromise and make Will understand, he was still unconvinced. “Lots of talk
    From him didn’t mean much; work would always be more important than anything or anybody
    Else”. From the voice of Will, Eric showed his anger to his dad. Even though the father-son
    Bond was never fortified for understandable reasons, the pain he faced as a child couldn’t heal.
    Lastly, his own experience as an author has affected his writing. As every reader knows, “We
    All Fall Down” was based on the tragic 9/11 incident. Residing in Mississauga, Eric didn’t find
    out of the tragic news until his wife has told him over the phone. In a state of shock, he felt
    as if the whole world needed to know more. “Not able to fully understand the tragedy, my
    soul and my psyche were too distracted, too troubled and too disturbed.” Making matters
    worse, he had friends that lost loved ones due to the horrific event. “They were atrocities
    against all good-thinking people.” Being a speaker at many schools, he has been asked many
    questions as to if he was ever going to write a story of 9/11. He wasn’t sure if “he could ever
    put in to words what he witnessed.” 3 years later, thinking of how he was in a state of denial
    all came back to him. He needed people to know the truth behind 9/11. “They needed to know
    more. And maybe I needed to write the story, my way, in my words.” Eric explained in the story.
    In conclusion, Eric’s writing style has been affected by his adolescence, perspective, struggles
    and encounters. Walter hasn’t forgotten about his roots and the confusing life of the youth.
    Having written over 50 novels, he has done great things. Clearly, failure is the mother of success.
    Is there a question here?

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    Re: How Eric Walters background affected his fiction

    Was there a need to quote all that again?

    If you want us to edit your text, Ineedhelp, please say so and post it in the Editing & Writing Topics forum.

    I'll move it there for you.

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