Who, What, When, Where, and Why with Cassie Premo Steele
Where do your ideas come from?
The relationship between our inner worlds and the world of nature. I write either outside, as I did as a child, or in my studio, which has a wonderful bay window that faces south so nature accompanies me — a dogwood tree, a Bradford pear, a crepe Myrtle, and hummingbirds, chickadees, and a very lazy squirrel who sleeps on a branch most of the day.
When I write, I take all of this in – and I connect it to my inner world, my spirit, my intuition, by belly sense of wisdom and what we need. This co-creative method is what led me to write earthjoywriting: creating harmony through journaling and nature, which will be released by Ashland Creek Press on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. I am very excited about this book and the healing potential it has for us humans and for the Earth.
Why do you write?
I write for balance and wholeness and harmony. In myself. In the world. In nature. In the connection between all of us. I write so my writing can serve the world with inspiration and vision and a belief in what is possible. I write so I can coach and teach in ways that lead people from chaos to calm. I write so I can walk my talk, one step at a time, mindfully and gratefully aware of what a miracle all of this is – the world is, existence is, we are. We are miracles, words are miracles, and a good writer knows this and reaches into the deep into belly of miracles to prepare food for the community.
BIO: Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. is the award-winning author of twelve books and audio albums. A wise and encouraging writing coach, she works with people one-on-one in person and via phone, web and Skype to teach them easy ways of co-creating the writing life they want.
She also teaches classes and leads groups for military families through http://www.couragebeyond.org Her poetry has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize, and her next book, earthjoywriting, will be released in 2015 from Ashland Creek Press.
Birthing the Mother Writer Column at Literary Mama: http://www.literarymama.com/columns/birthingthemotherwriter/
Blog Posts at Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cassie-premo-steele/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cassie-Premo-Steele/e/B001HP93N2