Writer Ronnie Allen is a New York City native, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, where she was a teacher in the New York City Department of Education for 33 years. In the early 90s she began a journey into holistic healing and alternative therapies and completed her PhD in Parapsychic Sciences in 2001. Along the way, she has picked up many certifications. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner as well as a crystal therapist, Reiki practitioner, metaphysician, dream analyst, and Tarot Master Instructor.
In this episode, Ronnie discusses:
-How she got into Reiki and crystals and how they enter her writing.
-Her series of books, “The Sign Behind the Crime.”
-How she uses her readers to choose which book in the series that she writes next.
-There is so much more that a writer can do aside from simply writing.
-The importance of giving yourself deadlines.
-Her first creative moments, learning how to get her characters on paper.
-How readers and writers both want to go on a journey with the writing.
-How people need to get over their fear of writing their fantasies or extremes, because a reader won't want to fly away with them if they are stuck in the mundane.
-How getting into “deep POV” can allow you to flow, and to allow your characters to really take over.
-Her worst creative moment when a teacher embarrassed her in front of her class, and how it inspired her to prove him wrong.
-The importance of paying attention to someone else's suggestions on your work… to change it if it resonates with you, but to leave it alone if it doesn't.
-If you are looking to publish, the importance of paying attention to what a publisher wants.
-Write out baby steps to get what you want. If you can't write a manuscript for a novel, write short stories.
-You have to make sacrifices for your passions.
Ronnie's Final Push will inspire you to just get started in finding your passion and taking baby steps.
“I'm always pushing myself to be the best that I can be.”
“You can't lay down and procrastinate and make excuses.”
“The longer you don't write, there is more of a chance of getting writer's block, and you want to avoid that at all costs.”
“You let your characters take you where you want to go.”
“It's always that doubt of not good enough. And it's SO NOT TRUE.”
“A rejection means you are one step closer to getting a ‘yes.'”
“Get off your tush and do it. Just do it!”