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.
[This article appeared first in 4covert2overt – June 27, 2015]