Interview with Sheila Ram Mohan, The author of I Complete Me
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
Sheila Ram Mohan is an Internationally Certified Master Spirit Life Coach and has been awarded the honorarium through the International Coaching Federation. She is also a registered NLP-K practitioner. Her book, I Complete Me, available on all leading portals, is an example of the importance she gives to correcting the inner world, BEFORE getting results in the outer world.
If you are a young adult, struggling to move to the next level of success in your career, business or personal life, Sheila is your go-to person. Her views are radical and result-oriented. She is known for her tough love mentoring style and passion to help her clients push their edges and fly. With a no-nonsense demeanor and a say-it-as-she-sees-it manner, she is a widely respected motivational speaker who inspires action and progress.
Ravi: What’s your favorite short story?
Sheila Ram Mohan: Aesop’s Fables – I love all those stories
Ravi: The Best piece of writing advice? Sheila: Write from your heart
Ravi: Where do you write?
Sheila: Mostly I use my laptop, but ideas strike anywhere, so I jot down whatever ideas come up, on my phone, or in my journal (and even Whatsapp!)
Ravi: Where do you get your ideas?
Sheila: Movies, conversations with friends, clients, books that I read, videos that I see
Ravi: Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Sheila: Energizes, always
Ravi: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Sheila: Depends on the topic, and the flow…the first book I wrote in a month…my book 2/3/4 has been WIP for 2 years
Ravi: If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
Sheila: Maybe I would’ve taken English Literature in college
Ravi: What is your favorite childhood book?
Sheila: Aesop’s Fables
Ravi: What are your favorite literary journals?
Sheila: Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Gone with the wind
Ravi: What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Sheila: Well, I don’t think it’s necessary to give up anything, but if you insist, then watching Netflix
Ravi: What was your hardest scene to write?
Sheila The beginning, always….because once I am clear on the beginning, it flows
Ravi: Do you Google yourself?
Ravi: Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Sheila: I think people look for themselves in my books
Ravi: Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Sheila: Good news, it is easy…but the bad reviews, are more difficult…it is not easy to be detached and take good with the bad
Ravi: What did you edit out of this book?
Sheila: Nothing, actually
Ravi: How many hours a day do you write?
Sheila: sometimes 4-5 hours, sometimes 10-12 hours
Ravi: How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
Sheila: I am not a full-time writer…I am a coach and I also write as a means of spreading my ideas
Ravi: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Sheila: Research is a constant part, whether it’s a blog, a vlog or book
Ravi: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Sheila : 3 more books
Ravi: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Sheila: Yes, now I know the process better
Ravi: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Sheila: Just write, don’t overthink
Ravi: What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Sheila: I don’t think there is a comparison, we are all on our own paths
Ravi: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Sheila: I write about what I know and what I think would benefit the readers.
Ravi: What advice do you have for writers?
Sheila: Everyone has a unique way of writing the world needs to hear you
Ravi: Tell me about your recent book to our Ravi Reads Blog Readers?
Sheila: I COMPLETE ME, is a starter book to help people realize that the most important person in their life is they themselves. This is why you can't look outside for the things you want – love, care, respect, worth – you have to give it yourself first. You can’t outsource self-love.
Thanks to Sheila for agreeing to this interview! If you know of an author who’d like to be featured in an interview (or you are an author who would like to be featured), feel free to email me at the address on my contact page.