About Isa Millot:
Isa Millot is a French psychic and healer, a profession she has practiced for many years. Today she devotes herself to writing and coaching with the aim of helping others to develop their highest potential.
What inspires you to write?
I like to observe things and beings, to feel the energies in an environment and to immerse myself in them to confront them with my own creativity. The raw energy of feeling is a great feeling that helps the idea to emerge. This stage is very important for me in a writing project because it allows me to think about what I want to share.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
For me he is a great portraitist and naturalist! He captures and breaks down every aspect of human nature to offer it to us as it is: perfect and imperfect at the same time, without artifice… A mixture of tenderness and horror in the meanders of passing life…
I also love Emile Zola, who has an assassin's pen when it comes to describing the failings of his contemporaries with intelligence. I love humans and how they function and this is felt in my reading, I need to feel the magic of the simple which is so beautiful.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't make any specific plans in advance! For me this would be the surest way to get stuck. But I always have a notepad to write down my feelings and inspirations. I'm a very sensitive person and an incorrigible intuitive, too much structure in my work would cut me off from the feeling of fully feeling the seed of the writing project that emerges. I like to take my time… look at my notepad and listen… I don't want anything to escape me, so this interiorisation is precious before I actually start working.
What advice would you give other writers?
Stop comparing yourself to others!
Of course you can admire authors, it is thanks to them that you feel the urge to write, but this should not encroach on your personal universe and creativity.
Writing a book is an act of love before it is an art. I think that in order to be in phase with the story you want to tell, you have to be aware of what you want to give, what message or teaching you want to share. Before putting together a great story, the right question to ask yourself is "what moves me? what makes my heart beat?
As readers, we make connections with the books we love, so I think we have to keep that in mind when we write, to make connections, to express our personalities, to seek to bring people together above all.
Technique is important, but I don't think it's the most important thing. You have to write from your heart and not from the constraint of commercial or external pressure.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am French and in France the classic way is to approach publishers. I wrote my book in English and I absolutely did not want to publish it in France.
I hesitated for a long time before self-publishing. My mind was just disconnecting from the writing phase and I never liked marketing very much, it was a hindrance for me. After much thought I realised that I had to take this book from start to finish. I didn't want anything to be imposed on me, which would have happened automatically with an agent and a publisher. My book would no longer have been mine but would have become one thing among many others… Writing it was a personal and human adventure and I wanted this feeling of grace to last… I started the process of self-publishing. It was intense, I learned a lot, I questioned myself but it was worth it because today my book exists and it is exactly as I visualized it!
No one else could have expressed what I had in mind so self-publishing was the best choice for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's a good thing self-publishing services exist!
Because I think publishers are too commercial and miss out on talented writers. It's a good thing that this environment is changing, for authors and readers! Before, the literary scene was very closed, very restricted, and the emergence of independent authors shows that readers are curious and eager to discover. I think that self-publishing will come more and more to the forefront over time and reveal talents that might not have a place with the major players in publishing.
What genres do you write?: Non fiction, self-help, spirituality
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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