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Member Spotlight: Deborah Adele

author Deborah Adele and an image of her book The Kleshas

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it’s an important medium for the world? When words are strung together in a novel way, a reader’s heart and mind (as well as the author’s heart and mind) can be changed, expanded, and consoled. A universal intimacy can take place in the world, all because of the written word.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer’s block? Deep breaths, beauty and gratitude are remedies. Most often I take a walk, feel my feet on the ground, the breeze on my face, and take note of the beauty around me.

What is your favorite time to write? Mornings.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received and would like to impart to other writers? Be able to let a section go, no matter how good the writing is, if it become superfluous to the manuscript.

What excites you most about being a writer in today’s age? Being the best of ourselves is vital today as humanity faces staggering challenges. Being part of stringing together words that teach, guide, support, inspire, and/or encourage others to have greater discernment and courage is both exciting and humbling.

Deborah Adele’s The Kleshas: Exploring the Elusiveness of Happiness is out now with On-Word Bound Books.