Transformations, Give Up the Struggle – author interview – Renee Wiggins

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The affirmations presented in this book, “Tranformations, Give Up the Struggle” can be a turning point in your life. The book helps the reader to view hardships as helpers to build a stronger and wiser person. See obstacles as ripples in a pond as you move closer to your victory. Discover that hindrances are hurdles that make you jump high above the clouds. See that valleys are mere lessons that will release you from the past and help heal the brokenness.


Renee Wiggins, has mentored, trained, coach, motivated and changed lives in the health and wellness industry for more than 20 years. A strong believer and ecnourager in living an authentic, heatlhy lifestyle. Renee specializes in designing customized lifestyle  programs that are tailored to clients needs, goals and habits.  Renee Wiggins,is a registered dietitian and certified massage therapist. You can reach Renee or follow on



Hi Renee

Welcome to Paperback Writer.

Thank you for inviting me and allowing me to talk about my latest book, Transformations,

Give up the Struggle.


Q:  Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?  
A. As a registered dietitian, and certified massage therapist, and ministry leader, I am in constant contact with men and women who are struggling with some aspect of their lives. The one thing that many of them have in common is that they view any sort of change as a negative thing. That’s simply not so. So, I wrote Transformations: Give Up the Struggle as a way to let people know that just as a caterpillar grows wings and transforms into a butterfly, they too, must also be open to a similar evolutionary process in their lives. 

Q: How did you come up with the title? 

 I was looking for a word that would express the idea of change. So, I came up with four different titles that embodied that theme and I sent them to friends, colleagues, and family members I trusted. With their help, I narrowed the four titles down to just two. Then, I examine the reason why my reviewers liked some of my titles more or less than others and determined that the word” Transformation” really got to the core of the message I wanted to share. Thus the title Transformations: “Give Up The Struggle” was born. I added, “Give Up The Struggle” because I wanted readers to immediately understand that in order to transform one must give up something. 

 Q:  Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time? 

A- I pondered this idea for Transformation: Give Up The Struggle for a month. I really wanted to write a book that would help people transform their lives for the better so that they could more easily reach their goals and obtain a higher level of success-personally, spiritually, and professionally.

 Q:  How did you find an agent and publisher? 
A. I don’t have an agent or a publisher right now. I am the publisher and author. 

Q: How long did it take you to complete the first draft?

 A. It took two months to complete.

Q:  What’s your favorite time of day to write? 

A. My favorite time to write is at night, when it is quiet. my thoughts are most clear from 9pm to 2am.

Q:   Do you have a writing routine? Daily goals (# of pages, word count) or a specific ritual you do to jumpstart the writing muse

A. No, I don’t have such a routine. The only thing I routinely do is to write at night, when it is quiet. 

Q:  With all that you have encountered on the road to publication what advice would you give to new authors.
A. I would encourage them to research the industry, buy books: on how to market, and publish as well as, take classes, connect with other writers and visit the Book Expo of America. And most of all, I would urge them to invest in a book coach. A good book coach can do a great job of guiding them down the right path.

Thank you, Renee for stopping by Paperback Writer. I wish you continued success with your tour.

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