What an honor and a great opportunity. And also a great way to start the year. Honestly I am extremely honored and thankful to https://uncharteredmusings.wordpress.com/ for this nomination. Y’all should visit her blog. Her writing is simply amazing.
Getting back to the questions I got asked;
1.What drew you towards the art of writing?
I must say writing has always my source of serenity. It is my way of expression and brings so much solace to me. I did a post on an introverted soul and I said that for introverts one of the best ways they express themselves is by writing. So yes, what drew me to writing is the idea of expressing myself, my thoughts and sharing them to the world.
Another major thing that drew me to writing was the zeal to spread God’s love to the world.
2. What is the one thing you like about yourself and why?
I love my self-esteem. I went through a rough phase of my life where I totally hated my self, I hated everything I did and always thought I was not enough. The journey to build it has been tough and I am grateful to God that I love myself now. I have found my identity in Christ . My self esteem has made relate with people who have no confidence at all and with what I went through I can confidently speak up to those who despise themselves and encourage them.
3.What is the one change you want to see in the world?
Love. If only we could love each other regardless of religion, race or status. God loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish and have eternal life. (John 3:16) There is so much hatred in the world and honestly it should change. 1st Corinthians 13:3 says that if I give all I posses to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. So yeah, let us love each other and let the love speak in our actions.
4.Who is your favorite author and why?
I don’t think I can pick one since every author does magnificent work. However, I am inclined to writings by Ngungi wa Thiongo and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Their works are simply authentic and amazing. In her book Purple Hibiscus, a whole new perspective of life and religion was introduced to me. I’m still reading it and I find it intriguing.
5.How do you define a good piece of writing
One that is authentic and express the mind of the author fully.
6. “Writers are hungry for readers”. What’s your take on this.
I started writing in primary school in my 8th class and I remember I gave my writing to a friend of mine and her words were so encouraging even though I had misspelled some words.She felt moved by what i had written. Writers, if I may say are not hungry for readers. What we long for is our writing to impact somebody positively. Even if only one person would read my writing but get encouraged by it, I would honestly be glad.
7.How do you deal with writer’s block?
Well, if anyone has ever been affected by this is certainly me. I remember one time I sat looking at the monitor of my computer with the zeal to write but nothing to write. In such situations i just start rambling words on paper till i get to what i want to write. Sometimes its hard and one ends up writing of the situation itself, writers block. That still is creative. A writer never loses their inspiration and when it feels like its lost, one shouldn’t give up. Write what’s in your mind for it relays the expression of that situation.
8. Do you think good writers are born or made and why?
I think good writers are made. What we end up doing in life is a clear reflection of what our experiences have been and what we have been through. Writing is practice. The skill isn’t always there and as you grow in develops.
9.Do you think the pen is mightier that a sword, why?
It certainly is mightier that the sword. Edward Bulwer was certainly correct in stating this metonymy. The pen gives you a platform of expression that nothing can. It is one of the best ways of communication. The pen gives you a chance to bleed your veins on paper and create an imaginative world no one has ever seen.The sword on the other hand is unfounded sometimes impulsive. It no way of communication or expression.
10. How would you describe either your blog or articles in a few words?
A platform to share God’s love.
For the next part of the award. I’ll be nominating 5 more bloggers. For those who will be nominated next, the rules are as follows:
- Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, link their blog. Include award graphic.
- Answer the questions provided.
- Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
- Nominate 5-10 recently followed bloggers and share your post with them so they see it.
My questions for you are:
1. What drew you to writing and why choose writing and not anything else?
2.As a writer, what brings you satisfaction. It is the work you have written, the amount of readers or the impact your work brings to people who read your work?
3.What is the one thing that you think writers should change to improve their work and why?
4. Who is your favorite author and why?
5. What is your favorite book and why?
6. Do you think modern-day literature is rich in its words or has it been swayed by the fast-moving world?
7. Do you think the pen is mightier that the sword? Why?
8. How do you deal with writer’s block?
9. What is the most difficult challenge you have faced as a writer and how do you go about it?
10. How would you describe either your blog or articles/pieces in a few words?
I therefore nominate the following for the Liebster award,