Interview with Steven Redhead

Tell us about your background?
I have over 35 years of experience writing motivational spiritually based philosophy, that is intended to inspire people into asking themselves the questions that will point them towards what they are searching for.

I am a published songwriter, having written many songs in the 1970's; I wrote a lot of poetry in the 1970's and I am member of the British Poetry Society; I have had my motivational articles published both in Japanese and international spiritual magazines and on independent web-sites. The inspirational quotations from the books I wrote in 2010 are featured on 39 independent motivational websites. The inspiring Youtube channel is based around my philosophical writings and has a large fan based following.

While born in the UK I spent 32 years in Asia, especially Tokyo, assisting large international businesses in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as Brazil to succeed then prosper. Currently I live at Malaga, in southern Spain.
What is your writing process?
I always have a pen and note book at hand to write done any thoughts that come to mind; this happens constantly, so I am always writing down ideas or inspirational and motivational content. My writings are usually inspired by what occurs, as I am always observing people and situations that happen, along with analysing these life experiences; I draw on these factors as starting points for ideas. Usually once I start to write I tend to continue until I have fully covered a specific subject.

Then the issue is typing up these notes, as well as ordering them into some form of pattern; because the writings are made at random putting them together into a general theme is what is the most time consuming.
How do you approach cover design?
Firstly I search for a number suitable base images for the cover, testing out different designs. Then I develop a variety of title ideas along with a descriptive phrase; then eliminate these one by one until I isolate the best ones. Next I make up a number of design ideas, experimenting with layout. I usually send about ten cover ideas or variants off to two designers, then chose the most appealing one for the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
Usually I prefer fictional novels based around true but historic facts; there are a wide range of story plots available at present that are set at some stage throughout history. Thus these books are a mixture of fictional stories and characters built into actual historic facts. There are quite a wide variety of plots available ranging from suspense, mystery and wars stories to romantic and fictional biographies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have one of the first iPads, that works reliably; but at some stage needs updating to one of the newer and lighter models.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Both my personal websites and the book specific websites, along with all the major social media sites are the main means of informing followers about my books.
When did you first start writing?
In 1970 I wrote a lot of songs, and became a published song writer. When I moved to Asia at the end of 1979 I started writing poetry and short inspirational works. It was during the 1990's that I started writing longer works, or accumulations of the shorter pieces I had wrote. During the mid 1990's onwards I also started writing short inspirational and motivational quotations; currently 39 independent websites have selections of these quotes, including the Huffington Post website. I started on compiling the first three books from my notes in 2005 and published these in 2010; I am currently working on rewriting these three publications to expand on the themes and add additional ideas.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book is called 'Unleashing the Power of The Heart and Mind', and is part of series I have planned. The book is focused on ideas for achieving your heart's true desires, which is the key to living a life of true contentment and bliss. It covers inspirational ideas on how to bring your heart consciousness alive by focusing on unifying the Power of the Heart and Mind to create the life of your dreams, through enlivening your passions to create your own reality.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The wider control over the book contents and appearance is what inspired me; along with the quicker process of making the books I write available to those interested.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Expressing the various inspirational and motivational ideas I have to deal with life that will be useful to others.
What are you working on next?
Currently I am rewriting the three books that were published in 2010; I am updating them with new ideas and expanding upon the original content.
Published 2014-09-11.
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Books by This Author

The Laws Of Creation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,060. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
The Laws of Creation provides insights into The Secrets of what The Laws of Attraction are really all about; harnessing the power within you to create the life that you truly deserve. Open your mind to the infinite possibilities that do exist for you. Start realizing your dreams, creating the things that you actually desire, gaining the know-how into what life is really all about.
Creating Your Reality
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,660. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Creating Your Reality offers directions on how to return to your true life path; to finding your bliss, living a life that you truly deserve. To live a life of joy, contentment, happiness, peace, wealth, health; living your dream, creating the things you desire, gaining the knowledge what life is really about. Life was never meant to be difficult, it was meant to be the most wondrous journey.
Unleash The Power of the Heart and Mind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,500. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Unleash The Power of the Heart and Mind e-book provides the inspirational direction for how to enliven the heart consciousness in order to access the ‘Powers of The Heart’. The heart is natures most untapped immense resource generating more than just intuitive feelings and desires but also the conscious means to bring them into your reality.