While this ebook emphasized nonfictional/self help content (I’ve always been drawn to psychology, particularly positive psychology), I also love writing fictional and creative nonfictional narratives. Writing has absolutely served as a cathartic outlet for expression and imagination.
If my writing leaves any kind of mark on a reader, big or small, I feel incredibly grateful for that impact, for that connection.
I truly value family and relationships (relationships are definitely a theme that seeps into my writing). I’m, also quite the avid tea drinker, Springsteen listener, and lover of all things French.
What inspires you to write?
Many of my ideas are rooted in personal truth, one way or another; writing has always been a platform for emotional release. I also love to partake in fiction, too, and play with character development and abstract ideas. (Fiction is definitely a form I’m interested in exploring further.)
Tell us about your writing process.
For my editorial-based articles on psychology, I typically research my angle first and foremost. Then I outline my notes, by hand, in a notebook. Finally, I type it all out on a word document and proofread, proofread, proofread.
For other pieces, I don’t exactly have a particular process. When I’m inspired to create a short story or personal narrative, I begin writing and stop when it feels complete. (Again editing is major, too.)
What advice would you give other writers?
Just garner tenacity and don’t give up. While you can’t touch everyone with your work, you probably will touch someone. And for that, it’s all worth it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to go the self-publishing route for this ebook since it’s a short collection of articles. Though I had my doubts about doing it all myself, the process worked out nicely. You have freedom to choose your cover, your book details, and of course, you’re in charge of your content.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
While print may be overshadowed by the digital world, I’d like to think there will still be a place for printed books in the future. After all, I still venture to the library from time to time : )
What genres do you write?: psychology, narrative nonfiction, fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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