Interview with Ian Ash

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing music at 12 years old. I offered sheets of paper with scribble to friends and their bands to use or edit into their own masterpiece. I realised that my writing talents are available to serve others which led me to begin several years of writing poetry.
It came to a point; I needed to make a decision for what to do with my life. I knew that becoming an author was my destiny and have followed my soul and passion to this very day.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A young girl approached me with a detailed plan on how to help people. She suggested that I publish this in an E-book format and distribute to as many people as I could. Seeing her passion and hearing her story of overcoming obesity and the restrictions she put upon herself inspired me to help her. She was granted her dream, I helped her write and publish the Weight Loss System.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I first heard about it from a friend that suggested it to be the best thing since slice bread. After months of research I knew that I wanted to give it a go and see what could come from it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is inspiring a new way of thinking for my readers and empowering new opinion and activity. Being able to touch some or (my hope is all of their hearts) is a very special part of my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I listen.

Listening seems to be disappearing in the modern world. I guess because there is so much noise, that it’s easy for people to get distracted.

Each day I take advantage of meeting someone new, and ask;
Who are you and what do you need before you die?

That may not be the first question I ask, but I get to the point quickly. It’s amazing how much people will open up if you just listen. People generally say happiness, but happiness varies between each person. It hurts my soul to hear that a majority of people have regrets and don’t intend on fixing the issue. They are in a race to get to tomorrow so they can make their mark, but forget how yesterday is helping them get there.

I have peace that most people have good intentions and are only trying to do their best.
Published 2014-06-29.
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