Interview with Dhyana

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
One of my greatest joys of writing is creating unique ways of expressing universal truths that has been handed down to me from great writers of many periods in history; becoming part of those great conversations that never die because of the written words that live on forever to inspire all. Writing for me is paying forward, all that I have received from the wonderful writers before me and living along with me.
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Haanel, Frances Scovel Shinn, Ayn Rand, Ralph W. Emerson, Émile Coué, Mary Baker Eddy, Wallace D. Wattles, Napoleon Hill, Og Mandino, and many more like them.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am urged out of bed nearly every morning by profound insights that fill my mind upon awakening...so intense and complete are these revelations that I must immediately write them down for fear of losing them forever; so inspiring are they that I am moved throughout my day by them.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans validate that this insatiable urge to write is a worthy purpose and they give me a meaningful reason to write.
What are you working on next?
I find that this new age of technology with all its advantages for digital social connection is also creating a very silent disadvantage that people hide behind, becoming more and more disconnected from actual, physical social connections. For example, I have noticed that young people will stare into their phone rather than face an awkward opportunity to engage in conversation with a person in their presence, and couples at restaurants texting on their phones rather than risk saying the wrong thing; I realize we are losing valuable social skills for real life situations because it is far easier to text than talk. My next project is for empowering "Rules of Engagement" to overcome the habit of burying our faces into devices to avoid the growing fear of real life.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
One of the earliest stories I remember, and liked, was a short story called "Death of a Stranger" about a man discovering he had a sister, sets out to find her, then dies at her feet during an accident they were both involved in before she learns who he is; written about 30 years ago.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read that truly impacted me was Oedipus. It made me delve into the flaws and complexities of human relationships and my perceptions of right and wrong, good and bad, and to question the illusions covering reality.
What do you read for pleasure?
I do not read for pleasure; I read to satisfy my curiosities. I write for pleasure.
Published 2017-01-05.
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Books by This Author

Sonnet of Empowerment: A Superior Approach to Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
What do you tell yourself every day? Is that “I’m happy and grateful” stuff working for you? Didn’t quite picture life the way it's turning out? Or, are you still trying to find the thing that you can do to receive the wealth you’re entitled to? If you already know all the things to do but can’t find the power to bring them through, this sonnet is right for you.