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Member Spotlight: Dawn James

authpr Dawn James and an image of her book New Eyes

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? I became a writer as a way to teach others how to live more consciously and create more grace and ease in their lives. I believe the written language can touch and impact our lives in a profound way. Human beings have an attraction to telling and listening to stories. Our stories connect us, break down barriers and can stay with us for a lifetime.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? I do a lot of walking meditations. When I am walking and thinking, I receive clarity on my chapter openings and even get inspired when developing a speech to deliver to an audience. In a nutshell, movement is my ‘medicine’ to cure writer’s block.

What is your favorite time to write? I began writing books when my children were very young. The quietest time to write was between 3 am 6 am. Even though I am now an empty-nester, I still find this my best time to write.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? #1 advice = readers first. You write for the reader, not for you. Your book is to help another learn, be inspired, grow, educate, and or entertain.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? I have been involved in publishing for over 20 years, and today writers can reach audiences around the globe within driving or hopping into a plane. The online space is VERY exciting!

Dawn James’s New Eyes: Awakened Poems is out now.