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Last year, when I was launching my Destiny Interview Series, significant changes were unfolding in my own life.

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I’d been asked to teach Novel-Writing at CAE in September 2016, and so I figured I’d do the right thing by my students: I’d do what I was asking them to do and write a novel. One of the ideas in my filing cabinet had been calling me for some time – it was a concept I’d jotted down some eight years ago, and I’d been scribbling notes and bits of dialogue for it ever since. As I was calling my students to work on novel structure and character development, I figured I’d apply the lessons to my own project at the same time.

I found myself drawn so deeply into this story that it pretty much wrote itself. By the end of November I’d completed my novel and was aware that quite a few personal thoughts and feelings had woven themselves into it. But still, it was just a story – right?

In early December I headed out ballroom/latin dancing on a Tuesday night – not my usual night – and connected eyes with a newcomer sitting on the side just watching. When I saw him again on Friday night I asked him to dance and was immediately struck by his ability and training. You can tell if a man is a good dancer by his ‘frame’, the way he holds you, the way he moves. I learnt that this man hadn’t danced in some thirty years but back then he’d competed nationally and internationally. I loved dancing with him...

We began to talk and discovered that we shared an interest in relationships, and also shared the ability to speak very openly and honestly. Dance studio conversations are usually pure small talk, partly because you're having conversations in snatches between dances, so this man stood out to me. Before long we were dancing together almost exclusively… and within six weeks I was facing the exact same dilemma that faces the main character in my novel at the end of the book.

What was the dilemma? You’ll have to read it to find out! :p

My new book is being laid out for publication right now, and I’ll be sharing more of what it’s about and how it links with my personal journey over the next few weeks. Talk about life imitating art! There are some synchronicities that have been pretty arresting… but also some significant differences. At any rate, it doesn’t seem as if this new book is ‘just a story’, and it does seem as if this man and I were destined to meet. More soon!
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0 # Trish Curtis 2017-05-12 21:53
WOW! I look forward to reading it. Sounds very intriguing indeed.
0 # Liliane 2017-05-13 12:02
Thanks, Trish! Stay tuned...
0 # Liliane 2017-09-24 16:16
Thanks, Trish! Yep, it's been an amazing journey so far.
0 # Liliane 2017-09-27 15:03
i hope so – I sure had fun writing it!
0 # Kathy Sproxton 2017-05-19 12:18
Couldn't be happier for you Liliane! Looking forward to seeing more about your book!
0 # Liliane 2017-05-20 20:09
Thanks, Kathy. I'll be sharing more for sure. Working on cover art at the moment...
0 # Liliane 2017-09-27 15:05
Thank you, Kathy! I'm still staggered by all the changes... Hope you enjoy the book when it comes out!
0 # Shona Grace 2017-09-27 14:58
Congratulations Liliane. I too, am looking forward to the release of your new book. Definitely intrigued and I can relate to what you are saying as I'm sure many will.
0 # Liliane 2017-09-27 15:06
Thank you, Shona! I'd love to know which bits you are relating to...

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Who is Liliane?

A writer, writing coach, teacher, speaker, editor, ghostwriter… 
I love creating worlds, both imaginary (fictional stories) and real (living consciously and deliberately)  and I love helping others to do those things too (write your books, create your reality). I also love providing safe, fun environments for learning phenomenal, empowering ideas about writing and life mastery / universal laws. To enquire or book me as a speaker, send me a line!