Robert W. Fuller, former president of Oberlin College, is an internationally recognized authority on rankism and dignity. In 2004 he was elected as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and in 2011 he served as keynote speaker at the National Conference on Dignity for All hosted by the president of Bangladesh. His books and ideas have been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, NPR, C-SPAN, The Boston Globe, the BBC, and Voice of America. His books include “Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank”, “All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity”, and “The Rowan Tree: A Novel”.
What inspires you to write?
If I have an idea to change the world for the better, I convey it through writing articles and books.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write very early in the morning when there are few distractions. It takes years to write and revise a good book. It helps to have friends who will give you feedback at every step along the way.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Write if you have something to say. If you want to publish, the tools are available to do it yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published several books through traditional publishing houses. This route is too long if you want to get your ideas into public discussion as quickly as possible. Traditional publishers have been whittling away their support for authors in recent years, so the burden of developing and promoting books had already been shifted to the author.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The democratization of publishing has opened up infinite possibilities.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
nonfiction, religion, science, philosophy, ethics, politics, neuropsychology, psychology, fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print