Wednesday 10 July 2013

Author Interview – Andrea Gould

What are your current writing projects now? There are a few- one is a sequel to the Virgin Widow about the challenges of the chapter of life following the “gulch of grief.”  It’s got a lot of momentum and raises many universal issue of a professional single woman making her way.

Non-fiction-wise and professionally I’m writing a coaching curriculum for the Institute of Lucid Learning entitled-“ For People Who Work With People”- it’s about understanding individual differences for people who work with people in the fields of education, health or personal sales.

Are you reading any interesting books at the moment? Quite a few as is my way.
Self Godin- Your Life As A Work of Art
Barbara Kingsolver – Flight Behavior
Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? There are so many on line seminars- sign up for one and  you’ll be barraged with hundreds of choices and you never need to leave home.

Personally, I still enjoy the occasional isolated writer’s workshops in a beautiful place, away from my life where I can muse and concentrate on my own creativity outside the usual distractions.

What contributes to making a writer successful? Coming up with a winning formula proved by popular response and running with it.

Do you have any advice for writers? Get support for yourself in the form of a group or if you an afford it, an editor.

What do you do to unwind and relax? Stare into the garden and silently watch nature doing her thing.  Especially birds.  I find them hypnotic.

What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? None quite yet— I’ve just begun.  On second thought- finishing something is very satisfying.

Do you have any upcoming appearances that you would like to share with us? I know I need to create some. But none yet.

If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be? Trust yourself to know what you need.  Tune in to it, write to yourself about it.  Re-read it a while later and take yourself seriously.  You are the one who really knows what would help actualize your life and realize your potential  This is what we all want, at basis.  To have our intuition validated and our talents well utilized.

When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? I have lived fully, colorfully and lovingly.  I have been of service to others, and an inspiration as well.  But PS, I never will stop writing.  If I can’t hold a pen, I’ll dictate….

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Genre – NonFiction
Rating – G
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