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Join Noreen tonight on Beyond Potential: Live Life Your Way as she speaks with Madhuri Pavamani.
Madhuri and Noreen go way back to early Fort Green Brooklyn when it was raw and creative. She is an attorney at a New York firm. She is an author and writer. Madhuri’s wit is dry. Noreen loves her voice – written and spoken.
Join her tonight as they go back and move forward to the present moment. If we’re lucky, she’ll read for us.
Tune in to learn more!
On Episode 43 of Beyond Potential: Live Life Your Way, host Noreen Sumpter is joined by writer, poet, author, and attorney, Madhuri Pavamani. Noreen investigates Madhuri’s writing process and how she deals with race within her writing. Madhuri explores her creative inspiration, dealing with creative blocks, and balancing her passions with professional career. The episode concludes with a fun discussion of questions from the listeners.
Tonight’s show features Madhuri, an old friend from Noreen’s days as a Brooklyn real estate agent. Madhuri’s frequent moves kept Noreen well vacationed. Madhuri is a poet, Johnnie Walker enthusiast, Marquez lover, yoga, with 18 tattoos, will dance anywhere, and her writing is self-described as all about love. She explores the ways she pursues her passions of writing and laughter while balancing the responsibilities of single motherhood. She credits the support of family and friends for allowing her to enjoy her career in writing.
The conversation continues on the importance of friends, support, and love in life. Madhuri then explores her creative inspiration for her novels, The Keeper Series. She reminisces on her days of reading her mother’s romance novels as her first inspiration. The combination of experience, imagination, and exposure all inform Madhuri’s writing. She wrestles with the challenge of a recently released beloved trilogy not being well received. Madhuri looks back on how she began writing as an escape and is now learning to incorporate writing into her daily routine. She wrestles with the challenge of regaining creative inspiration.
Madhuri explores her challenges with regaining her creativity and maintaining passion. She offers candid reflections on balancing writing and with her professional career. She recognizes Writing has been a lifelong passion for Madhuri and she explores how her motivation is rooted in her love of writing. Both host and guest agree that motivation and passion trump desires for fame. Her advice for young writers? Keep writing and self-publish. Believe in your dreams.
Madhuri explains how working in fiction and fantasy allows her to engage her creativity. Her mindset allows her to create characters and fully delve into the vivid experience of writing in rhythm. Noreen recounts the story of her own creative process when she created the story of Ralph Tickermouse.
Madhuri says writing is her passion, but being Beyonce wouldn’t be a bad backup career. If reincarnated, she would want to be a pampered dog, living it up in spas and day care. She cites her parents as her heroes. Her mother for instilled a love of words and her father allowed her to forge her own path. Writing is a must, especially at times, when “words wake you up in the middle of the night.”
Follow her at @Madhuriwrites on Instagram and Twitter or madhuripavamani.wordpress.com.