- Title: Feng Shui For Writers
- Series: How To Master Your Life
- Author: M.C. Simon
- Genre: Non-Fiction
- Format: Paperback and Kindle
- Length: 152 pages
- Publication Date: June 16, 2015
- Publisher: IML Publishing
- Regular Price: $7.99 Kindle
Hello MCV, and hello to all your readers!
It’s an honor to be interviewed by you.
MCV: What is your book Feng Shui For Writers about?
MC: First, this book is the product of my love for all the writers. While being an engineer, one year ago I decided to begin writing. Not only to write as a hobby, but to do it so I can quit my job. I even drew a two-year plan for quitting. Now after one year… this book has officially been born. I poured all my heart into it. Suddenly finding myself into a new world, the writers’ world, I fell in love with it. Being an eternal student, I started researching this world and… a passion arose; the passion of helping writers fulfill their dreams.
And now here comes my book…
In many cases, to understand what something is, it is easier for us to start grasping what that thing isn’t. When I talk about Feng Shui, somehow I find it inappropriate to start with this; for the only reason that Feng Shui can be all things. It is a concept, a technique, an ancient art that finally stands behind everything; that is because all is energy and Feng Shui masters energies.
It approaches the architecture of the so-called Chi, the invisible force that populates the universe, earth and man altogether. Feng Shui is, in fact, an art of improving the quality of life through analysis of the person’s environment.
In our days, most of the people consider that Feng Shui is a fashion and a decorating art. In truth, it is not and will never be related to fashion; more than this, Feng Shui is a science, one of the most ancient sciences we know. It is about Chi in the living environment and it explains how to use this Chi to help with specific goals.
This book doesn’t intend to address the writer’s work or artistic skills but rather it addresses each writing category. We have to do this because what is harmony for a romantic novel writer is different than what is harmony for a journalist writer and for sure very different than for the writer writing for the horror domain.
To bring the Feng Shui technique into the writer’s life, it is not enough to only explain general principles and ideas; we have to dig deeper because the branches of writing are so numerous.
MCV: What inspired you to write this particular book?
MC: To make the explanation short, while I was working on a novel, I realized that my surroundings didn’t influence me as I wanted.
I suddenly noticed that the Chi flow around my desk and office was stagnant for what I needed to write. Instantly the cogwheels in my brain started working at a high-speed level, and a new creative idea was born… I have to Feng Shui my office, to let the Chi flow freely, to accurately boost my environment for this writing project. I did it… and for some time I wrote like never before; I almost couldn’t be stopped by any external influences.
But… after a while I realized something; I couldn’t keep this information only to myself. I had to share it with my fellow writers. Thus started the process I dubbed “the birth of my second first book”. Yes, like this I referred to my project through which the book “Feng Shui for Writers” was born. I called it “the birth” because even the smallest ideas we have, cross through a birth process before manifesting into this world. I called it “my second first book” because it is my first published book, but the second one to be implemented and emerge from the embryo phase.
And this book was born for YOU - the Writer!
MCV: Describe your writing in three words.
MC: “Writing between words” is probably the most accurate description.
MCV: What projects are you working on now?
MC: There are two books on my plate right now, and most likely they will be completed during the next NaNoWriMo camp that starts on 1st of July.
One of the books will reveal to the reader what is and how to use a Chi ball. The second book is an anthology of a few short stories based on the wondering process. Its title will be “Food for Soul”. I believe that wondering and contemplating brings a special fuel to our souls.
MCV: Is there anything else you would like to say to your readers?
MC: Some time ago, an idea suddenly came to mind. The real power of transforming this world is in the writer’s hands. We all have a writer inside us. We all have a story that can bring light to humanity. If you wish to see a better world, if you wish to see happy people around you, maybe now is the time to start writing. I did it, and this was the best decision I’ve ever made.
DISCOVER HOW TO MASTER YOUR WRITING LIFE
FENG SHUI FOR WRITERS provides all the dots that you have to connect to control the flowing Chi for each writing category. What is harmony for a romantic novel writer is different from what is harmony for a journalist writer, and for sure very different than for the writer writing for the horror domain. To bring the Feng Shui technique into the writer's life, it is not enough to merely explain general principles and ideas; we have to dig deeper because the branches of writing are so numerous.
Find Out HOW TO:
- Attract productivity, successful publishing and money using Feng Shui
- Overcome writer's block with Feng Shui help
- Organize your writing place to achieve your goals
- Influence your writing life through colors
- Use crystals for creative writing
- Use lighting to Feng Shui your writing space
- Choose the plants that will boost your creativity
- Influence your "writer's zone" and the creative mind
- Boost your children's creativity (yes… children are young writers also)
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6.2 - THE WRITER'S ZONE
To understand what a writer's zone is, you must first experience the previous state called a writer's block. Then and only then will you understand how you can face it and how you can move to the writer's zone. This zone is exactly the opposite of a writer's block; it is the optimal phase in which a writer can find himself. It is the phase in which Chi flows freely on the writer's path, the creativity is boosted and the writing productivity reaches maximum level.
Having knowledge about both states, a writer's block and a writer's zone, you can save the wasted time between these two phases.
There are some elements that influence your entering into this zone.
- One of these is your location. Depending on where you live, you must find a writing environment that boosts your writing mood. Find a place suitable for you that you feel relaxed in and totally prepared to let the words flow.
- Take a walk in the park or the woods, go for a drive on a long unpopulated road. Don't forget to take the camera with you and take pictures that will help you relax the next time you need to enter into the writer's zone without having to walk again. A walk in a quiet and relaxing place is a good Feng Shui method to un-clutter your mind of stress.
- Do some brainstorming for your future book; try to prepare a good plot for your novel. Do some research on the theme that you want to write about.
- Avoid emails, other online temptations, phones and any other distractions that are blocking the Chi flow of your creativity and productivity.
- Listen to some music and prepare a playlist with your favorite relaxing songs. Use this list until it becomes a habit that is helping you enter into the writer's zone.
- Breathe! Yes, breathe. Fill your lungs with fresh air until they expand to the point where they touch, take a small pause then exhale slowly. Learn to breathe again, so the good Chi also enters your body.
- Burn some incense and use aromatic lamps for fragrance.
- Find a writing retreat in your area. Make it a part of your writing process. This will always get you into the zone. There are two kinds of retreats: solo retreats (suitable for writers who prefer solitude far away from any distractions including other writers) and group retreats (provides a chance for face to face group brainstorming). The best writing retreats are those that include both solo and group retreats. When you go to a writing retreat, be sure that you are applying the Feng Shui principles in that place also (you can even take a Bagua map with you).
- If your mind feels unclear in ideas, use a yellow vase where you place orange flowers. This will boost the intensity of your writing and will give you the necessary clarity.
- Don't forget to always include the water element in your space.
- Avoid too many electronic devices in the moments when you write because they will drain your energy, and soon you'll have to face another writer's block.
- Hang a wooden chime near you so its movement will activate any stagnant Chi.
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About the Author
Writer, translator, engineer, researcher, project manager, blogger, eternal student... these are only a few words to describe MC Simon.
She strongly believes that energy is ours to use freely, and we need only to open our hearts to regain the lost perception of our true powers. She thinks that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. For this reason, M.C. Simon has never hunted the information but rather waited for the right moment when she would be ready for the information to find her. In the same way, she knows that when someone needs her, the Universe will proceed in such a way that the meeting will take place.
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