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Finding Your Fire and Keeping It HotAuthor Name:

Diana Stout

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Finding Your Fire & Keeping It Hot

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What is your book about?

Have you ever wondered how successful people find their passion? How to find your life purpose? Do you find yourself stuck, not sure how to start? Or started working toward that goal only to lose your passion and don’t know how to get it back?

This book will show you how to identify your true passion, how to light your fire, with purposeful actions, how vibrational energy affects everything you do, how to manifest positive karma, and provide helpful tips against the threat of a diminishing fire.

What inspired you to write your book?

I’ve always been told me that I make reaching goals look easy. Yet, they don’t see the steps I’ve taken to reach those goals. They want to know how to do it, too, but often they didn’t know what they wanted to do or where to begin. I enjoy helping others find fulfillment via their own passions. Having taught classes on the subject, I was encouraged to write the book.

If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:

This book was the basis of a class I taught recently, where all students received a free eBook. I’m always willing to help anyone who’s interested in having a writing coach or life coach.

What is a typical day like for you?

Every day is the same as I’m writing full time. Writing, editing, plotting, watching webinars, participating in online write-ins. When not at my desk, I’m watching movies, lunching with a friend, doing a jigsaw puzzle, napping.

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

Completing yet another project. Most of my writing life was writing projects but not getting them published. Once indie publishing came along, publishing became a game changer. Also, I find unmeasurable fulfillment in helping other writers. I’ve always said, if I can help just one person love writing or reach their goals as much as I do, I’ll be happy. My tank is filled every time I’m told I’ve changed someone’s life, that they’ve rediscovered joy in writing, either again or for the first time.

What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?

For writing fiction—screenplays or otherwise—Christopher Vogler’s, The Writer’s Journey.

What advice do you have to offer our readers?

Don’t give up your dream. Work on it in the little moments. Don’t wait until you retire to begin. Start NOW. I’ve been writing for over 50 years and much of my writing occurred during spare moments, which allowed me to blast off like a rocket now that I’m writing full-time.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That I’m a self-taught writer who became an award-winning writer, teaching creative writing classes long before I returned to school to get the degrees necessary to teach college classes. I’ve reinvented myself four times over my lifetime, always correcting my course out of necessity but never thinking I could achieve my dream until that final course correction led to where I eventually became an academic, marrying the two passions of my life’s purpose: teaching about writing.

What’s next for you?

I’m publishing a Christmas screenplay, Charlie’s Christmas Carole, which readers have said is a Hallmark movie. Also, I’m finishing up a romance novella series of seven books eBooks, which when finished will a boxed set and a print book. Additionally, I’m working on the next non-fiction how-to book in my series. The working title is Grammar and Punctuation Made Easy, another book that writer friends, former students, and teacher friends have been clamoring for me to finish and publish.

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