Doobie’s incredible life journey has begun in his birthplace, Kibbutz Givat-Brener, Israel. His thirst and passion to explore life’s meanings carried him through living in and traveling across mystical India, origin of an ancient cultures and philosophies, living in the beautiful island of Cyprus, a birthplace of Goddess Aphrodite, to California where Walking with Elijah, A Fable of a Life Journey and Fulfilled Soul, finally came to life.
During the last 20 years, by studying and applying the wisdom of ancient methods and philosophies, Tai Chi, Reiki, and Shamanism, Doobie helped his family, friends, work colleagues, and complete strangers, to heal, to improve their relationships with themselves and with others, and to live a better life.
What inspires you to write?
I was a successful corporate executive when Elijah, my Spiritual Teacher, awakened me during a mesmerized weekend in New Orleans.
I decided to join him on a journey through the mysteries of living and dying and to record the answers Elijah shares with me about the bliss and wonders of our existence.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a non-fiction writer, my writing process is somehow different.
My main “tool” is spiritual Shamanic journeys on life key questions, like why are we here? What is life’s purpose? What is Love? What is a Soul? What is the meaning of life?
The subjects, mostly being decided only at the time of the journey, when I meet my spiritual teacher, Elijah.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Well, for me, a non-fiction writer, it is quite easy 🙂 My writing, in essence is result of spiritual Shamanic journeys I do to meet my Elijah, my spiritual teacher and about our conversations on various topics, such as Life, Love, Souls, Angels and much more, so I better listen to them, carefully…
What advice would you give other writers?
New writer – there is plenty learn (a lot!) either you choose self-publishing or the traditional way.
My best advice, based on my experience, during the publication of your first book you will (trust me!) make many mistakes. So before writing your main masterpiece, publish a small book, poems (like I did), or short stories, as your first book so you learn all about the publishing process and gain confident about it.
Only then, once your start selling your first book, start publishing your BIG novel.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self-publishing is the only option to keep full control over the publishing process of your book, yet the main drawback is the marketing, but I do see it evolving rapidly.
For me, it is essential to maintain complete control on the entire publishing process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing will streamlined and will flourish while the traditional publishing will struggle to accommodate with the rapid change with the mass reader behavior.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Poetry, Spiritual mysticism Non-Ficction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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