Reading is a series of human emotions. Writing is the gift of sharing these emotions.
Who is Anne Denys?
I am a late bloomer and started writing this nonfiction book on creating Abundance after I went through the experience of losing my job, my home and had to deal with all the stuff around it. In the past I have written some poetry and kept a journal, but it was purely for personal insight. This time was different since I wanted to share my story to others of us going through hardships and a rollercoaster of changes. It helped me digest the experience. Now I can laugh with the whole event I went through. It is just part of my path.
When did you first realize you want to be a writer?
Not until I had some good ideas in my head. I had been thinking about the idea for six months. Once I had a clear vision and I knew this was a next step for my growth process. For me it was more the question if I wanted to come out of the closet with this story or not? It goes with ups and downs but at the end, the feeling was very strongly positive so yes, I am a writer.
What do you think makes a good story?
This is not a story, this is real life experience that I share and I think the personal experience is the best to express. I would say this is a very good story.
How long does it take for you to write a book?
This book took me two years to write, since I took some months off for reflection. It took me some time to decide how I wanted to publish this book and with whom. It’s a first time, so I gathered lots of info and needed to make choices.
What inspires you to keep writing?
Once I made up my mind to write, I just kept going and it became smoother and easier. It was the idea that I wanted to share something that’s personal, but on the other hand many others are going through to something similar. For me, I wanted to stick it out until the end.
How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
What is the definition of an ideal reader? For me the ideal reader for this first book is someone who does not only read the book, but takes some time to reflect on it and if they have a question, they contact the author. It’s someone open to look deep inside. Someone who is willing to do the work and make changes.
How much research did you need to do for your book?
It took quite some time to research subjects on limited belief, and how to let go of them. The scarcity mindset versus having a growth mindset from Carole Dweck. I loved this part; it was all new to me and that’s when I realized I has a scarcity mindset as a child. Reading through the book of Steven Kessler regarding the 5 personality patters and seeing the different behavior patterns that I used as a child to get my way, I smiled. The info on Flow from Steven Kotler and being in the flow was a confirmation that I am in flow often, especially when I am writing.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
It came quite naturally. The more I noticed that this adventure had a purpose for me in life, I accepted the challenge and wrote the book. I talk a lot to my higher self and I am in constant contact with my angels and somehow that’s the title that came through.
What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?
I need a quiet environment, ideally in a natural setting. I need my own office and desk and computer. When I am writing, time is of no value or does not exist. I have my research scattered around me and have an open window with lots of fresh air with a few cups of Chikko, not Coffee. I do take the time to stretch my legs and go for short walk in the surrounding green area or garden.
What message would you like to say to your readers?
Do not be shy or in doubt. Being in doubt is a feeling of being unworthy or not good enough or whatever the issue. Stay strong and believe in yourself. Do note that no one else knows what your soul’s path is but you. That is your business. Someone else’s business is Gods business. So, stay on your path and leave a trail.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
When I am not writing, I love to be in nature, just relaxing in the sun, strolling on the beach, or woods, do some yoga and enjoying my free time with friends and my family. I love to create projects, so I am in the middle of creating a new project around how we can live in harmony both with Mother Earth and with our fellow Kind men and Kind women.
Do you have any suggestions to help new writers become better at what they do?
Just trust, trust in yourself. Many of us like to write! So, keep going and trust what you write even if it does not make any sense at the moment. Writing is a mode of healing. It makes you stronger and you get to know yourself more in-depth. Just go for it, but give yourself no pressure. Ask help from the universe. Your angels and guardians will happily guide you.
What difference do you see between a writer and an author?
A writer is anyone writing a poem or a page in a journal. A writer keeps his writings to himself. It’s something sacred or private. An author is first a writer and somehow loves writing and is willing to share the content with a greater public. You can easily be both.
How do you deal with negative reviews?
This is my first book as an author and so far, I have not received any negative feedback. If I receive negative feedback, I will be happy to discuss this with the reviewer and if the reviewer has a point to make, I will accept and I will have learned a new lesson. Who has not have had any negative feedback in life? I stay focused on my mission and if another person cannot accept this and have to give me a negative review, that’s fine, it says something about the reviewer.
What is the most difficult part of your writing process?
Just before the end, I had a feeling of boredom or resentment to go through the book again and again with the editor to re-write this or that. It’s a long process and by that time I was tired and bored. But, yes, I stickled to it, so the book came out.
My Review of Creating Abundance & Living Generously by Anne Denys
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