Dielle Ciesco specializes in the transformational power of the voice to heal and connect us with our own Divinity. She is passionate about every Voice, be it the one we use everyday to communicate, the ones we hear inside our heads, the silent voice of wisdom, voices raised in song, or the ones that call us to awaken. The creator of Vocal Toning Meditation, Shamanic Voicework, and Toning for Peace, she is a featured improvisational vocalist on the TLC series with Visionary Music, creators of DNA Activation music, as well as on the Bliss of Being with Richard Shulman and the Pure Heart Ensemble. With over 18 years experience as a performer, teacher and healing facilitator, Dielle blends her experiences in vocal toning, sacred sound, meditation, Toltec & Bon shamanism, multidimensional music, Reiki Tummo, coaching, and teaching to assist clients in discovering a deeper connection to their inner truth and wisdom. She teaches workshops, writes, sings, makes art, and works one-on-one with clients. The Unknown Mother is her first book.
What inspires you to write?
Life. Life and my desire to understand it inspires me to write. I love words. I love they way they come together. I love playing with them…not so much for their own sake but for how they make me feel. I’m not one of these literary elites. I like to keep things clean and simple.
Tell us about your writing process.
I love to write. I do it all the time. I think better when I write. But frankly, the process of actually writing a book still mystifies me. I don’t know how I did it and can’t believe I’m in the middle of doing it again!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Well, in my case, most especially. Of the two characters in my novel, one is based on my own life experience with sound as healer and the other mentor character is a goddess who reigns over the alphabet and sound. Some have referred to my process as channeling. I don’t really like that word, but whatever one calls it, I felt I was guided by this goddess to write things that may have been beyond me otherwise.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice is paradoxical. Just do it! And if it isn’t coming, don’t force it. In other words, the best way to write is when we’re in the flow. I was trying to write my book as nonfiction for years. It was a struggle until I decided to change the genre to fiction. Then it just poured from me onto the page in only two months!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had originally planned to self-publish. My fear was that I wouldn’t have the reach I desired. Someone I knew had published with my chosen publisher which is what led me to look into them. My thought was, if they offered me the contract I wanted, it was a sign not to self-publish. They did, and I am so glad I went with them. It was the right decision for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s definitely a changing landscape. I really like my publisher’s approach which I find forward-thinking; everything is done online through a database and forums. I really believe this is the way of the future. It cuts costs and time.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Fiction, Visionary Fiction
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print