About Nina Bingham:
Devi Nina is an award-winning Author and life voyager who strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue. She writes books that are electric with honesty and passion, causing readers to explore topics such as sexual and gender orientation, and the soul. You can find her on Facebook. Devi earned an AA in Psychology, a BA in Applied Psychology, and an MS in Mental Health Counseling. She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She was in private practice for 17 years in Portland, OR until she retired to begin an online CBD Oil business. However, her passion is writing as her award-winning books suggest. She lives in the United State's Northwest and enjoys kayaking and the ocean.
What inspires you to write?
I am an eclectic writer, meaning, I never know which direction my curiosity will take me. I've published poetry, a clinical self-help workbook, and an autobiography. My next three books are metaphysical, channeled books about angels! I'm inspired not by a genre but by wherever the path in life is taking me. I received some invaluable writing advice from my first publisher. She advised me: "Good writing is courageous writing." I endeavor to push myself out of comfort zones and reach the literary road I've never traveled before.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am strictly a spur-of-the-moment, still in my pajamas, old-school scribbling with a pen and pad, writer. I jump into creating like a possessed painter, when I've been moved and are passionate about a subject. My objective as a writer is to evoke a visceral response from the reader so I have to share from a deep place to expect the reader to ride along with me. I've never used an outline, I can't imagine being that neat or prepared-it would feel contrived to me. I like to look down on the floor and see scattered pages that have fallen, knowing they are awaiting my editing, and pages crumpled up that didn't make it to the trashcan. Like a mad painter, I make a mess and worry about the cleanup later-kind of like the way I've lived my life. Every artist has their own method of creating. For me, messy works
What advice would you give other writers?
I've learned that the only way to write an exceptional book is to care deeply about your subject matter. Beautiful writing comes from the soul. And you can't let fear take any room in your writing. Even an inch of fear will ruin the effect. Write like you, not anyone else. Develop your own style until people can recognize your writing by it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first published book was a clinical workbook and I published it because I was a therapist and clients kept saying, "I wish I could work on these issues at home." In response, I wrote a do-it-yourself workbook that answered that need.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I published my first books in 2012, and even then publishing was quickly changing. It's no longer only the elite writer who can publish, but everybody can self-publish now. Self-publishing has both created opportunity for burgeoning writers, but also it has flooded the market with poorly written books. It's been a two-edged sword. But generally I am glad that anyone can publish a book because there is alot of undiscovered talent out there that never makes it to a traditional, commercial publisher. It has created opportunities that anyone can take advantage of who is willing to work hard at the craft of writing and book marketing.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Self-Help
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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