10 Questions for Alysa Braceau
Today Wendy Burt shares an interview with me on her blog! Get to know me in 10 questions:)
Wendy Burt: Tell us about your latest book
The Sorcerer’s Dream is about my initiation into the sorcerer’s world and mastering conscious dreaming. This spiritual adventure takes the reader throughout the magic realms of the unknown.
You can read and learn more about: Mastering conscious dreaming, dreaming practices, traveling to the unknown, dreaming and the meaning of sexual energy, the healing of your inner child and the way to reach the totality of the self by facing and releasing your emotional, physical and spiritual blocks.
How did you get started as a writer
I started writing about ten years ago as a freelancer for magazines about my own experiences following spiritual New Age workshops and courses. Since I felt more and more energetic doing the things I liked (writing and developing my spiritual side), I continued on this path.
What does a typical day look like for you
I have a lot of variety in my work but I can tell you how a day looks when I start a writing project. My day starts (after breakfast) with taking a walk in the dunes nearby because the fresh air and the natural beauty relaxes me and gives me inspiration. Then I make a pot of coffee for myself and then my writing starts at about 10 a.m.. I take a short lunch after about three hours and continue till about 5 p.m.. I prefer non-stop writing and of course I write after dinner. After bringing my daughter to bed I might start writing a few more hours.
Could you describe your workspace
My workspace is on the second floor, an attic kind of place with the desk at the window with a good view over the neighborhood. You will find all kinds of books on my desk, a telephone and a printer on a desk to my left, and under my keyboard a world map. This world map is obviously saying: I like to travel to the nicest spots on this globe. Doesn’t sound very romantic, does it? But … there is enough silence to write, I hear the birds whistle outside and sometimes I hear the doves walk over the roof.
Your Favorite books
Books were writers/adventurers explore other worlds like Carlos Castaneda, Lynn Andrews, Paulo Coelho.
Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you
1. I always try to do things as if I’m quite normal (but If you read my book you know I’m not);
2. I am afraid of water and I have a broom so I must be a witch;
3. And YES: I can travel with my dream body and visit places I want to visit in my dreaming (and you can learn that too, it’s exciting!).
Your Favorite quote
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain
Best and worst part of being a writer
The best is the writing itself.
Worst is that I cannot stop writing once I start writing (a book) and almost forget to eat, drink and… live.
Your Advice for other writers
… Don’t forget to publish your work… and… don’t be shy.
Tell us a story about your writing experience.
When I start promoting my book in the Netherlands I performed by singing a song on the Dam square in Amsterdam accompanied by my 6-year-old daughter on the xylophone.
After the song I started talking about my book and it felt good to find out that lots of people stopped by and listened in a circle around us. When I finished my speech, they didn’t ask for my book but rather for my daughter to play another song on the xylophone. My daughter smiled at me and the show was hers!
Where can people buy your book
Buy it at: http://www.booklocker.com/books/4654.html
Also available via Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Sorcerers-Dream-Dreamshield-Alysa-Braceau/dp/1609101561
You can read the first chapter on: http://www.dreamshield.nl
Thank you for being my guest and good luck Alysa