DAISA MORGAN is a Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing. She is also an E.F.T Tutor/Practitioner, Soul Midwife and the Managing Director of Partnership Publishing. Oh and we forgot to mention, she is also a published Author! Daisa has previously published both non-fiction and children's chapter books throughout the years.
In this Q&A, Daisa talks about her inspiration for children's fiction but mainly focuses on her most recent title a personal development book 'Serenity in the Storm' which is available now!
Serenity in the Storm, is profound, spiritual and inspiring. Daisa Morgan shares how to discern between progress and protection, empowering ourselves in a way that can also reveal our Soul Purpose and a freedom of spirit implementing the powerful hidden energy within our own hands and 'being'.
Once you learn how to stop and recognize your inner growth you will begin to understand the uniqueness and power you have to create the life and purpose you seek. - Daisa Morgan
What inspired you to start writing?
DM: I loved comprehension lessons in school and since then I have always written in one form or another. I have a background in Marketing and Sales so was constantly writing copy for advertisements, websites etc. Then when my grandchildren began to arrive, they provided me with the inspiration for a magical children's world after I created a teddy bear named Reikibear for adults and Dodl bear for children.
How long have you been writing?
DM: I have been writing for over 24 years.
How do you handle writer's block?
DM: I usually stop, make myself a drink and practise a round of EFT tapping (this features in my book). It's surprising how and where the block can manifest.
How do you develop your plot and characters?
DM: I let my characters 'talk' to me. I have a very creative mind and can visualise very clearly. This way I understand how they communicate with other characters, so their essence and personality can then develop from this.
Describe your writing space.
DM: My writing space is inspirational for me with character illustrations, crystals, plants and a 'vision board' with ideas of what I am working on.
What time of the day do you usually write?
DM: After meditation in the early morning is a good time for me, but I write when the inspiration comes.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
DM: Being satisfied with the end of the story and not being tempted to 'tweak it'. I have learned to not mess about with it too much, and leave that to the editors for their process.
What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?
DM: The definition of success to me is having intended to begin something then carry it through to completion, and hopefully seeing the end result enrich the lives of others.
How much 'world building' takes place before you start building?
DM: Before I start writing any children's story or adult book I need to create a road-map that contains an outline of the direction, concept and characters that are involved and of course that each page is engaging.
What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your books?
DM: I have found writing my adult books to be very cathartic, and a healing mechanism.
Where do you get your inspiration?
DM: I get my inspiration for writing from life experiences and situations. Also from the different places, characters and people I have met over the years.
Do you write listening to music?
DM: I do write listening to background music at home, usually reiki or meditation music.
I also paint to music too.
Tell us about your first published book? What was the journey like?
DM: My first book was printed by a Lincolnshire printing company intended only for friends and people I knew. Sadly it was a huge disappointment, but it began a learning curve for eventually creating my own publishing company.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
What was your favourite book growing up?
DM: My favourite book as a child was 'The Golden Wonder Book'. It was a very large red hardback book published by Odhams in 1934 containing 768 pages full of classics and poetry.
How many bookshelves are in your house?
DM: I have lots of bookshelves in my house but most of my books have been gifted to my workplace as reference books.
What is your favourite time of year?
DM: SPRING! Everything is bursting into life. A time for new beginnings!
If you could choose three people to invite for a dinner party, who would they be?
DM: Charlotte Bronte, Margaret Thatcher and Mother Theresa - what a mix that would be!
If you were a tour guide, what would you like a visitor to see and what impression would you want them to take away with them when they leave?
DM: My favourite place is Findhorn in the north east of Scotland. I consider this to be my 'spiritual home' where I drew a lot of my inspiration from. It is an ecological and sustainable community serving the world through demonstration that 'work is love in action'. Everyone who visits Findhorn has a soul enriching experience.