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.
Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy reading autobiographies of people who overcame great odds in their life as it inspires me. I also enjoy light-hearted fiction that is comedic and insightful in nature.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published my first three books of modern poetry. Then I published a Recovery Workbook for Addictions with the help of a local press in response to my clients telling me they wish they had a book that would lead them through the exercises and questions I presented to them during our sessions. I wrote my autobiography as a result of over a year of journaling about my journey through grief.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's great that anyone is able to self-publish. However, it is a double-edged sword because the market is flooded with mediocre books, and the competition to sell books has become much stiffer.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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