Creative Compass Series 2

Dreaming in Dialogue

#2 Interview with Dan Millman and his daughter Sierra Prasada

It is my privilege and opportunity to interview this father and daughter author team, and to present business, writing, and personal wisdom from across a generation. In this installment we discuss the origin and development of characters as devices to write creatively. These concepts are also useful in everyday life when you feel stuck or trapped! We also cover:

  • Channeling
  • Master Metaphors
  • Insider/Outsider Perspectives
  • Using the “What If” technique
  • Write the “jacket copy” of your life
  • Creative Destruction & more!

With 13 books and a major motion picture under his belt, Dan has been bringing personal transformation to people via the power of the pen, and now he and his daughter Sierra are passing that skill on in their new book, The Creative Compass.


Let’s take this opportunity to get up close and personal, behind the scenes with Dan and Sierra.

Creative Compass Series Part 1 <– Dan and Sierra: The 5-Stage Creative Writing Process

Creative Compass Series Part 2 <– Dan and Sierra: Writing Compelling Stories

Creative Compass Series Part 3 <–  Dan: Peaceful Warrior Wisdom


PS–The Creative Compass is available via Daily Om here.


Discover Your Creative Compass

Write Your Way and Illuminate Your Life

Dan Millman

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.Dan’s thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, “Peaceful Warrior,” starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s first book, based upon incidents from his life.Much of Dan’s time is devoted to writing and speaking. His keynotes, seminars, and workshop events span the generations to influence men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts.Dan and his wife Joy live in New York. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons so far.

Sierra Prasada

Sierra Prasada is a Washington, D.C.-based author, journalist, editor, and teacher. While living in and reporting on the Middle East, she gained proficiency in Arabic and wrote her first book, Creative Lives, profiling Lebanese artists. Her current undertakings include a ten-year 20th Century Project, a screenplay adaptation, and other fiction and nonfiction projects.

“Actually making something – anything – means moving beyond everything that stops us from creating.”
– Sierra Prasada

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