Noa Daniels


I once told a friend that I was an introvert who masquerades as an extrovert. He said that wasn't possible, but I beg to differ.

I think I'm like most people. We all want love and acceptance. Most of us are terrified to put our real selves out there, so we put a safe someone out there to hide behind. And slowly, we allow our real self to ease out and tip toe into new relationships relative to how we've been previously judged or hurt by ridicule or rejection. It's all about trust.

I am the extrovert who speaks for the introvert inside me. I am opinionated, and with the publication of my first book, "The Common Ground," I have to say the extrovert is about to jump, dragging the introvert naked off of a cliff. So this is all new and very scary, but if it received positively, I hope it will be an encouragement to others to take bold steps to express who they are. The world deserves you and your talent and you deserve to take that big step to believe in yourself regardless of whether you are loved or rejected. So here goes, and I hope I have friends in the end, old and hopefully, many new ones like you.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
When I write poetry, an idea, a situation, a conversation, a song or merely a moment will inspire me. When I feel deeply about something, the poem just begins to flow and I attempt to capture the feeling and the words. I am a notorious scribbler, so I try to keep a pen and paper around for when the idea strikes. I have been known to write on grocery receipts, napkins, any random bit of paper, when I'm driving, when I'm almost asleep, just about anywhere and in any circumstance.

The process of writing is kind of crazy, and everyone's process is different. For me, it's like listening to " voices." I let them do all the talking. I'm the note taker. I feel an author is just a speaker of the voices that he or she hears. For me, that 's where all the fun comes in, following the trail to see where they take me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My childhood began in the countryside of Virginia. I was the youngest child in my family so I spent a lot of time outdoors, often by myself. I believe playing outdoors is what developed my visual side. I have a deep love of nature and its intricate details. I began to draw at the age of four. I am an artist, a painter, and an amateur photographer.

My family left Virgina when I was quite young and after living in Colorado for a year, we eventually settled in South Carolina. The actual process of moving gave me a love of travel, but also confronted me with an "outsider" point of view. All of these things have influenced my writing.
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Where to find Noa Daniels online


The Common Ground
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Romance, passion, break ups, make-ups, relationships, love and living. These are the voices of every day hearts finding their way through life. Expressions and observations of the situations and relationships we encounter, ". . . we are mysteriously interwoven, connected by the humanity of which we are made." Come, cry, laugh and explore life. These poems will reach out and touch you.

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