Today we’re excited to engage with Author Sheena J B Worthington, the ingenious architect of the enthralling story ‘Seraphina’s Dream Adventure.’ Embark with us as we journey through the chapters of her most recent creation, tap into the origins of her creativity, and reveal a wealth of understanding unique to the author’s perspective.
Q. Welcome! How are you doing?
Thank you for asking. I’m in good spirits and enthusiastic about participating in this interview. I’m Sheena J B Worthington, and it’s a pleasure to be present here.
Q. Your book ‘Seraphina’s Dream Adventure’ is a captivating mix of fantasy and life lessons. What personal experiences led you to explore these themes of dreaming big and practicing kindness in your narrative?
My encounters with diverse cultures or travel experiences that instilled a belief in the importance of dreaming big and practicing kindness across different backgrounds. These experiences help influenced the narrative, weaving in a sense of cultural understanding and empathy. As an author, I also faced personal adversities and found solace in the power of dreaming big and the transformative impact of kindness from others. Sharing how these challenges shaped the narrative can provide readers with a deeper connection to the themes explored in “Seraphina’s Dream Adventure.” My involvement in charitable work or community projects that inspired the exploration of kindness in the book. Real-life instances of making a positive impact on others might have fuelled the desire to incorporate similar values into the fictional world of “Seraphina’s Dream Adventure.” I also faced a career transition and pursued an unconventional path. My personal experience of dreaming big, overcoming obstacles, and encountering kindness along the way, serve as a foundation for the themes in this book. This real-life journey, mirrored in the protagonist’s quest within “Seraphina’s Dream Adventure.”
Q. Your story strikes a delicate balance between escapism and confronting real-world issues. How did you approach this challenge, and what do you want your readers to feel as they navigate between these two realms?
Navigating the delicate balance between escapism and addressing real-world issues was a nuanced process. I aimed to create a narrative that transports readers into an immersive world, offering an escape, yet subtly intertwining it with real-world complexities. The approach involved weaving relatable themes into the fantastical backdrop, fostering a sense of connection between the fictional and reality. As readers journey between these two realms, my intention is for them to experience a blend of escapism and thoughtful reflection. I hope they find comfort and inspiration in the fantasy while gaining insights that resonate with their own lives, ultimately prompting a nuanced emotional response that lingers beyond the pages of the story.
Q. Any advise or tips you would like to share with all the aspiring writers out there?
In the pursuit of personal and creative growth, a set of guiding principles can illuminate the path for individuals from all walks of life. First and foremost, consistency stands as the linchpin to mastery. Whether in endeavors personal or professional, regular dedication of time fosters excellence. Diversity in reading is another cornerstone of enrichment. The exploration of various genres and styles not only broadens horizons but also deepens the understanding of storytelling and narrative techniques. Such literary exploration becomes a beacon for those aspiring to refine their creative craft. Constructive criticism, often feared but immensely valuable, forms the third pillar of wisdom. The ability to accept feedback gracefully is not only crucial for aspiring writers but for anyone on a journey of improvement.
In the realm of creation, the advice to “write freely, edit later” serves as a liberating mantra. Allowing ideas to flow without the burden of perfection during the initial stages can lead to more authentic and uninhibited expressions. Community engagement is emphasized as a source of support and feedback. Whether online or local, writing communities provide a nurturing environment for individuals to share, learn, and grow together. Patience, the silent virtue, takes its rightful place. Acknowledging that success often unfolds over time is a testament to the enduring nature of the creative journey. Finding one’s voice, that unique and authentic expression, is encouraged. Embracing individuality becomes the hallmark of standing out in a crowded world. Learning, a lifelong pursuit, is advocated as a continual process. The notion that one should never stop seeking knowledge reinforces the idea that growth is an ongoing evolution. Practicality is not overlooked, as setting realistic goals is championed. Breaking down monumental tasks into manageable objectives transforms aspirations into achievable milestones.
Q. Any daily rituals that you follow in order to stay creative?
Maintaining creativity often involves incorporating daily rituals. For me, starting each day with a moment of mindfulness, whether through meditation or a quiet reflection, helps cultivate a clear and receptive mind. Consuming nutritious foods, maintaining gut health, staying hydrated, and engaging in regular exercise contributes with my creativity. Engaging in regular physical activity, like a morning walk, stimulates both body and mind, fostering a conducive environment for creative thinking. Additionally, dedicating a specific time each day to creative pursuits, even if it’s just for a short duration, ensures a consistent flow of ideas. Disconnecting from digital distractions during these creative intervals also proves essential. Finally, before concluding the day, I make it a practice to jot down any lingering thoughts or ideas that surfaced during the day, providing a reservoir of inspiration for future endeavors.
Q. What’s next? Which books or projects are you working on now?
I’m currently immersed in the creation of my upcoming book, “Pearla and the Enchanting Mermaid.” This heartwarming tale revolves around Pearla, a devoted mother, and her ten children in a quaint village. The family, led by Pearla and her husband Woon, a skilled chef, finds joy in their daily routine of washing clothes by the lake. The narrative takes a magical turn when Pearla encounters Narima, a mermaid, during a solitary visit to the lake. Narima, moved by Pearla’s kindness, bestows upon her a magical pearl bracelet, unlocking a captivating underwater world. As Pearla and Narima embark on a mesmerizing journey, the story unfolds with encounters with underwater creatures, exploration of hidden treasures, and the formation of a profound bond. “Pearla and the Enchanting Mermaid” beautifully captures the harmony between land and sea, emphasizing the magic found in family, friendship, and the culinary delights crafted by Woon. While there’s a lineup of books in progress, the gradual collaboration with my illustrator ensures each project receives the attention and care it deserves, bringing these enchanting stories to life.
Q. Finally, as we ask all our guests, do you have any closing thoughts that you would like to share with the world and our readers?
In closing, I’d like to share a heartfelt message with the world and our readers. Life, much like a jukebox, is a collection of diverse melodies, each song representing a unique experience or moment. Embrace the rhythm of change, savour the harmonies of joy, and find solace in the music of resilience. May your life’s playlist be filled with tunes of love, adventure, and growth. Remember, you have the power to choose the soundtrack of your journey. So, play on, dance to your own beat, and let the symphony of your existence resonate with the beauty that surrounds you. Also please connect with my social media facebook and instagram: sheenasamazingbooks website link sheenasamazingbooks.com
About the author: Sheena J B Worthington is an enthusiastic and imaginative author dedicated to creating captivating children’s stories that ignite young minds. With a strong background in research and a wealth of experience as a columnist, she has been privileged to guide her own children through diverse stories. Engaging with youngsters while reading aloud, she has developed a profound understanding of what resonates with young readers and the significant impact of positive narratives on nurturing their creativity. Throughout her journey, she has honed her storytelling abilities, crafting narratives that are not only engaging and educational but also inspire and stimulate the imaginations of young minds.
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