An interview with Julious Fletcher

Julious Fletcher

Julious Fletcher obtained his Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts (2005) and his BFA in Theatre Performance (2008). He is currently
obtaining his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a
specialization in Expressive Art Therapy, with an emphasis in
Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University. He is also obtaining his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University as well as his Spiritual Life Coaching certification.

He has also penned Ministry of the Sacred Artist, which is a book
geared for those involved in the liturgical arts ministry.

Julious has worked with children (ages 3-12) for five years, including his time as an after- school teacher at an international school in the Buckhead area of Atlanta as well as a dance expressions intern at an after-school program in the East Lake area of Atlanta. He used his talents and skills to help the children to develop communication skills socially, emotionally and mentally along with homework assistance.

He also helped toward Black History and assisted choreographing
for the school’s production’s Willy Wonka. He released Raped, an
original poem that talks about sexual assault victims, and African-Americans in Education, a short film documentary that interviews African-American educators about current issues, such as HBCU education, segregation, racism and the importance of Black History.

Julious has been a dancer, actor, writer, director, producer, model, conference host and workshop facilitator. He has traveled
domestically and internationally, performing and teaching the
performing arts to the children.

Why do you write? 

I have a gift and passion for writing. I have been like this since I was a child. I enjoyed making stories and writing on various topics.

What do you write about? 

Right now, I am in the self-help/psychology arena. In the future, I plan on diving into the children’s books. I also write poetry, which I produced a poetic CD called Poetic Reflections and produced two poetic videos entitled Raped and Monsters Die, which is located on YouTube. 

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Do you have a specific writing style?

When I am writing self-help books, I write in first person (I/We) because we all are growing and evolving; I am not different from the reader.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

Writer’s block is a huge one for me and I do not like it when I get stuck. For me to handle it, I step back, take a break, relax, focus on something and then I come back to it with a clear mind.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

It touched them so much that they read it twice and will be reading it a third time.

How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one – published or non)

When I am really focused, it takes me three months. That means I am clocking in 8 hours a day for researching and writing.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Be an avid reader and take writing classes.

What does your family think of your writing? 

My family, especially my parents, are supporters. They actually buy my books, read them and give me their feedback.

Do you see writing as a career?

I really do. I have a passion for it; I believe if you can use your passions as a pathway to create a career for yourself. It is important for your passion to be located first.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

When you purchase Lessons from the Human Body, please read it with an open mind and an open heart.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I have always considered myself as a writer. I became serious about it in 2007 when I used to do e-newsletters and I discontinued it back in 2010. Then, I published my first book, Ministry of the Sacred Artist, back in 2014. When I began my journey as a therapist and spiritual life coach, my writing themes changed, and I began to evolve as a person. When you evolve as a person, then your work will evolve as well.

Lessons from the Human Body