About Daniela Borges:
Daniela is a kind-hearted young woman who is dedicated to her cause and beliefs, driven by the purposeful desire to improve people’s lives! Her ultimate intent is inspire the underlying spiritual awareness of the higher conscious state of our existence as human beings.
Starting her career as a nurse and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she is fascinated by the study of consciousness, mindful awareness, human behavior and spirituality.
Her personal journey took her to Asia, where she currently lives with her loving life-partner and spoiled dog.
What inspires you to write?
I once had an epiphany, a moment where I could see with all the clarity of my being that nothing else was more fulfilling to my soul, and life’s purpose, than to write.
Writing is for me a great part of who I am and a reflection of my values, beliefs and vision of the world. My humanity and kindness of heart for all living forms are the main inspirations .
The elevation of the human spirit and self improvement are my favorite subjects, which help me get in touch with my own Higher Self and uplift my writing to purposeful and soulful level.
Tell us about your writing process.
Writing non-fiction is for me a constant process of research and inspired writing. I have a chaotic system that serves my writing and gets more organized once the book gains shape.
I am not methodic, instead I always give way to my whims, desires and appetites of the moment. I choose to act when I feel the flow going and I always consult my consciousness to give me the answers to my indecisions and doubts.
What advice would you give other writers?
I don’t have the pretension to give advice to anyone in any subject. All I can do is tell you what worked for me and what my beliefs and values are. So, my appeal is this: write from the heart, not about what is trendy; don’t be afraid to let your personality show, readers will love the uniqueness that makes you who you are; be conscious and aware of your input in the world, meaning always think about the value you can add to the world and its people; and never ever pursue writing if your mind is set on the sales, that is not what writing is all about and sooner or later your readers and fellow authors will realise your true intentions…
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My urgent need to write a book was born from a burning desire to spread a message which I think is of value to our human society. That premise alone made me want to embark on this hard but rewarding (qualitatively) endeavor to pursue self publishing.
If you think you have something of value to give to others, don’t hesitate, just write and put all of your energy in it! Whatever the result is, if your heart is in the right place, you can never go wrong!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I reckon this trend of self-publishing will continue to rise and unfortunately, I think it will be harder for readers to get their hands on honest and good quality books. That is why I appeal to authors to be sensible and wise when writing a book and reflect upon their honest intentions and reasons.
To the readers I would like to appeal to their critic mind and to be demanding on the kind of literature they consume…
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: non ficton self help/ spirituality
What formats are your books in?: eBook