An interview with Clare Dimond, author of REAL: The Inside-Out Guide to Being Yourself

Meet Clare Dimond, she works every day with individuals, schools, businesses and organisations to help them see what is behind their ability to thrive. Real: The inside out guide to being yourself, is her first book.

What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you?

Lots but I’m not sure it is the sort of thing you had in mind here…!

What did the best review you ever had say about your work?

This book is on another level … it is to me what the bible and the Koran is to others . It has helped me, and changed the way I see the world . It’s comforted me, through giving a fresh new perspective . This book speaks to the core of all of us… enough reading reviews, get reading this book . 100% recommend to anyone who’s able to read… everyone should have a copy . Phenomenal ideas, beautifully presented , easy to read . Although something’s I’m yet to make sense of and feel I fully understand , I like this book, and I feel like Clare Dimond is my friend .

What did the worst review you ever had say about your work?

Not a very practical book for people who are new to Three principles. I would not give this book to anybody I was introducing to Three principles. Its too confusing. The chapter, You are not up against reality. The author suggests that everything is an experience of thought and that none of it exists. I have studied Three Principles for over three years now and it has made a profound difference to my life. I am experiencing a spiritual journey in a free will physical world. I use the principles to navigate my passage. If somebody is out to harm me I ask inner wisdom to guide. Not pretend the problem is all just thought. Sydney Banks always said keep life simple. this chapter could end up putting people off learning the Three principles. which would be a shame. The author is clearly gifted and a lot of what I read I understood but sometimes she went off in the clouds and left me behind. It unsettled me. I even started to question what I had learnt in the last three years.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?

A flat bottom from too much sitting.

Have you ever wished you could be or do anything else instead of writing, and if so, what?

No. I absolutely love writing. I also love talking to people. Its a good mix at the moment in my work

Have you ever written naked?

No. Where I write people coming to the front door see me before I see them

Who would play you in a film of your life, and why?

I used to think I was like the cool sexy blonde yoga girl from Peep Show until I realised I was far more like David Mitchell’s character – geeky, awkward and dull…

What is the biggest challenge you faced when writing your book?

The total confusion I created in trying to put it on-line.

Are you jealous of other writers?

Insanely jealous of many fiction writers.

Which book would you like to have written?

So many. Fiction – Grapes of Wrath, Bel Canto, I know this much is true, Emma.. Non fiction – anything by Byron Katie

What is your favourite film or TV moment of all time?

Terms of Endearment – any of it

Do you have a favourite writing resource you would like to share with other writers?

Vellum software – beyond brilliant

Tea, coffee, water, juice, beer, or wine … what do you prefer when writing?

A zillion cups of tea

If you could commit the perfect murder, what would you do with the body?

It would be so perfect there wouldn’t be a body!


real inside out guide to being yourselfWHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CLARE AND HER BOOK?

You can find REAL: The Inside-Out Guide to Being Yourself in paperback and Kindle format here: :

Amazon – REAL: The Inside-Out Guide to Being Yourself

You can meet Clare on her website here:


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