About Deborah Driggs:
Deborah Driggs is the coauthor of Son of a Basque. Known for her acting roles in Night Rhythms, Total Exposure, and Neon Bleed, she has also been a Playboy centerfold and cover girl, as well as a top-rated insurance industry professional. She is a healing coach specializing in helping people overcome past trauma and transform their lives. She has overcome a number of challenges by being willing to take risks and maintain a positive attitude.
What inspires you to write?
Writing is very cathartic for me. I am most inspired when my emotions are very strong about something that is happening in my life and I just want to write about it. My inspiration can come from dark and light places or success and failure in some area I feel called to share about.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I enjoy a mix of spiritual and self-help works by a variety of authors, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, James Clear, Jen Sincero, and Glennon Doyle.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process involves a quiet space, music playing softly in the background, setting an intention on what I want to write about, praying for guidance, and tying a bandana on the door to signal that I am not to be bothered!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Since the book is based on my grandfather's life and experiences, I imagined him interacting with his family members and the other characters he wrote about. I could definitely feel his presence as I worked on clarifying and enhancing the characters and story.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice is just write! Treat writing like a job or workout. Set a time every day that is your writing time. Start out free writing in a journal for 30 minutes. Do not get caught up in what you are writing in the beginning; just keep writing. Remember, we are our own worst critics, so do not allow yourself to judge what you write. Other people will do that part for you–they are called editors! Most importantly, have fun.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Publishing the book was a labor of love. Many steps are involved, but when I get passionate about something, then it gets done–"No matter what!" I had that drive for Son of a Basque. I believed it needed to be a book and the story must be shared. I enjoyed learning about publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing is changing, just like the future of movies. We are seeing that in the film business, with movies being accessible easily online, the thrill of going to the movies has changed. I think the publishing world is feeling this shift as well. It is so easy to download an audiobook or ebook. Fortunately for the publishing world, I am old school and love the feeling of holding a printed book in my hands.
What genres do you write?: I mostly write in self-help and memoir genres. Historical fiction was completely out of my wheelhouse and in my opinion was much harder.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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