Christopher Ticehurst Interview: The Man who started it all...
by Christopher J Ticehurst
edited: Friday, May 02, 2003
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2003
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Interview with William Thompson.
Like I promised everyone , this is the last interview in the line of guests
have on my sheets. I have chatted both to Tracker and Sushant Rahal on their
time at Writersmusters. Now we look at the person who made all of this happen.
With a number of songs, short novels and other items release, Ticehurst is in
the long ride. This interview was done in a series of e-mails and a chat
seesion at Yahoo! Chat.
Well it's been a long ride since the start of Writersmuster?
CJT: Yeah, it's been a different ride. Umm, it's always exciting who's going to
join next in the group and what countries they all come from.
To me it's been both a fun but hard ride to the top, where you are now. Is that
CJT: I guess so. People who don't believe in my wortk and they are the good
ones who believe in what I do. It's been hard promoting Writersmuster but since
Steve Alan has come, things have eased on me.
Now Steve didn't have the smoothest welcome in CJT Productions and the two of
you didn't see eye to eye. Has that changed?
CJT: Yeah lol. It was just a bad first impression, that was all. I thought I
would give Steve a second go to be fair and he took it with boths hands and did
well. He's eased my job promoting Writersmuster and Artistic Harmony.
Artistic Harmony seems to be the group that gets left out, do you see that?
CJT: Well yes in one way, there's just not much happening there for now. But I
will be planning something in the next couple months. I believe it takes about
a year before a group really takes off and fits in well. Writersmuster did that
and now the messages are flying like mad. April maybe the best month in history
when it comes to messages and news.
Now, The Legend of Evermore and maybe Seasons of the Moon won't see the light
of the Internet. Are you going to change that?
CJT: I will be trying to. What I plan to do is try to make them as e-books or
make a system where I can sell them on the net. I think there will be a way
The Seasons Series seems to be pretty good. What's it about?I have seen that
early members have ben waiting for about a year now. What's the storyline?
CJT: It's about a knight, wizard and princess who help out these elements who
happen to be creators of the weather. It's fantasy and romance wrapped
together, but I won't be telling much.
Fair enought, Now we know alot about Writersmuster and a little on Artisitic
Hamrony. We know it's about bands and songwriters plus drawers as well. What I
want to know is there other groups in the making? If so what?
CJT: That's a tough one. I have been planning for next year to open a gaming
group for video games, comptuer game designers etc. But maybe there is room for
What supported do you mean?
CJT: Steve Alan's music group is going well and I'm thinking of making
supported groups for CJT Productions. What that means, is that they promote
each other, and this helps us to be known on the net even better. We may have
380 members in our group and 80 supported member who believe in our work.
Interesting to hear. You've known a number of other talents such as Sushant
Rahal. What are they like?
CJT: Sushant's great. Umm, he's always very nice and his poems are great. So is
Kylie, she's done really well with her songs. They both do a goosd job with
Now the case with Tracker, it seems that he's your right hand man in CJT
CJT; Yes he is, he has done so much last year and this year. He's very good at
the web site. Now he's got his own little team. I think Steve Alan has been
doing some on Artisitc Harmony's site. But everything has to go through
Tracker, because he leads everything in the main web site and all.
With the new Web Site coming out in September/October this year. Do you think
it will be good?
CJT: I hope it does turn out good. People were disapointed at the no show in
April and they even more disapointed if it doesn't show up in
September/October. But Tracker is the sort of man who gets his job done on
time. If more time is needed that means he wants to make it the best he can.
Can you give tell me about any gossip on the new web site.
CJT: No I can't. Tracker doesn't even tell me! lol But listen to what he said
in his interview. It is ture what he says, he's playing with new formats and
coding for the web site.
Well sorry members, I tried to get info! lol
CJT: Don't worry. I just the same as the members. I have no clue what's the
I heard you're done this year's releases of the first two books of the Seasons
Series. Are you going to stop writing for the year or what?
CJT: I did them in advance to study for College better. I have done a couple
songs and there will be the other projects here and there. But they will not be
as big as the Seasons Series or anything like that.
What is your impression of the Seasons Series. Is it what you dreamed of?
CJT: Yes and no. The storyline of the series has changed many many times as I
was worried about fitting things in the series and doing this and doing that. I
loved it how it's gone for the first two books of the four part series. I feel
it's going to be very good when it comes out. It will hopefully be biggar than
'The Legend of Evermore'
Let's go back to Evermore and the promoting was just well, crap. The book
didn't really look good at all. Despite that you still sold a expectable amount
based on what you created.
CJT: Yeah. The book did look bad and I was worried on how it would have gone,
but I was pleased in one way that it did do well in the end. Some handy
promting towards the end helped it achieve some good sales. But with the
Seasons Series I have now and the place in where i live now has given more game
area to play in. There are editors and publishers ete. Unlike in Queensland
where I used to live.
On the net in the last couple days you said youy joined IMT Staffmembers, like
a copycat of CJT Productions. What do you think of that?
CJT: I'm quite surprised and and pleased that someone would creat the same sort
of system that I have with Writersmuster and CJT Productions. It's nice to know
that. It's good to see what goodness comes out of those sort of systems.
Your second chapter of Personal was released a week ago. You have said that you
will only release three parts. What are you're plans with Personal?
CJT: I will add more chapter when life rolls on for me, I feel three is enough
for me to explain what has been happen in my life so far.
All the theme songs are performed by Michael Jackson. I also saw that late last
year you played the defense barrister for him in chat rooms and disscussion
CJT: He's one of my favourite artist. I love all of the old artists. They have
proven they have what it takes to come staying power artists. Elvis is still
around. The Beatlies are still making big Greatest Hit album. Rolling Stone
contiued to roll like and Jackson still around after 32 years in the music
business. They all have bveen very successful. Jackson's songs seem to releate
to my life in some way. But his songs don't really to what i do in writing.
That's the difference.
But isn't he a bit of a nutter nowadays?
CJT: What he thinks is normal is not normal to most people. I think people just
need to give him a chance, that's all.
There are members in the group who just put in some really stupid messages.
What do you think of that?
CJT: I ingore them. If they wish to comment. Then they can do it in a nice
mannered way. It's not that hard to do so.
If there was one speical moment in Writersmuster you remember. What would that
CJT: That's hard. There's so many god times. I think the first one someone
liked my book. A friend Jade in China, she liked the fantasy/romance theme. She
joked I would have many girl fans. I justed laughed.
You're also a bit of a songwriter. You like doing that sort of thing too?
CJT: Yes I do. It's not as long as a short novel. It's easiler to write a song.
Keeps me going between novel workings.
You're done two, any more in the pipeline?
CJT: There are more, but I won't be giving out much at this point. But there
are some in the making. Don't worry about that.
What do you plan for the rest of 2003, where will you takwe us next with
CJT: Gods know. I'll be doing the Seasons Series and doing the odd song and
reading things that are said and posted at the groups. Plus helping out people
like whenever I have the time away from College.
At the time of this interview, you're just moving into holidays. Planning to
rest then. I'll be.
CJT: I'll be visiting people William and seeing old friends too. Abit of
checking up and having fun too. You need to during holidays.
Are you planning to chat on-line. You're been away I've heard from people.
CJT: Yeah, doing college work of course and other things. Getting used to
Canberra. I'll chat to Sushant, Kylie, Steve and all the crew who wishes to
chat. Who knows, I might find a new member.
That would be right from you. Always after that new member of yours lol.
Well it's been a good time here at Writersmuster and I wish you the best in the
CJT: Same to you too William, good luck on your new job and keep up the good
work that you do.
I will Chris, I will lol.
It's been a strange and different time here at Writersmuster, but with the
leadership of Christopher Ticehurst and his band of merry men and women, I
believe only good things can come out of this. Good luck to all and goodbye.