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What advice would you give to aspiring authors out there? #conversation

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Anthony Avina who has written a few books already - was kind enough to review The Sacred Mountains story. Following the review, we had a quick e-chat on how I got into writing. Here is a snapshot of our conversation.

What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?

I’d say – just open a word document and start plotting things together, then change them a few times, leave it for some time to forget the story, go back to it, improve and keep opening your word document and don’t wait for a full story to unfold in your mind, it comes to you more as you start typing!

What inspired you to write your book?

The Sacred Mountains was my second book in fact. It follows the theme of a parable – similar to my first book about living and working with purpose – “Dreamford”. I trust stories and parables have special powers to heal us and inspire us in an unusual way. I wanted to bring a few things here together:

  1. a story of a girl from a small village

  2. an outsider story because there is so many beautiful colourful birds who feel out of place and I want them to know that there is a world they belong to

  3. love for mountains

  4. the metaphor of mountain climbing as a life story

What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

I trust there are different things for different people to relate to in the book, but the one closest to my heart is: You have your powers. Find them. Go where your home is, where your heart and soul belong to.

The whole conversation is just here on Anthony's page.

The Sacred Mountains full book review by Anthony is here.



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