Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
From a politically corrupt and strife-ridden developing country
I am incredibly wary of attention, I’m writing under my pen name , Story Monger, because this is all supposed to be about paying it forward and creating something that can help people the way stories helped me. Having grown up in an environment where abuse and terrible things were the norm,I have suffered from mental health issues and the stories are reflective of those life experiences.
According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people commit suicide every year, meaning more think about it and attempt it. I'm amazed that I wasn't part of the statistics. I'm grateful to my support systems that I actively sought out and the books that helped escape my reality for a time, hence, this whole paying it forward thing that my mentor inspired in me.
I realized I wanted to be a writer when I realized that, to live requires serving something more than myself with the skills I chose to cultivate. I love stories.
How long does it take you to write a book?
And World: Trying to Save the 800 000 and More, has taken me years. And the years have been worth it, because I really like the story. It all depends how people react, if they require a story from me, I will serve and spend as much time, when I'm not on my day job, trying to get it to the people fast.
What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I just write. When I don't, I read. When I'm not reading, I'm watching. I'm always trying to absorb stories and its all work to me. When I'm with my friends or doing my day job is when I'm not working on my writing thing, if that makes sense? My work schedule is everything I do so it's fine with me because its what I love.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I get a high pitched nervous voice when I try to ask someone out on a date.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
The people I love.
Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
What the f**k is readers block? If you've read and you love it, that's a concept you could never understand. Reading is an incredible gift and if I were greek, I would say its a gift from the gods.
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
I am writing under it.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Its impossible to be original. I borrowed this language from all the teachers that taught it to me and I try to deliver what readers will find useful to their lives.
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Not being able to do it full time.
Does your family support your career as a writer? No, but enough about them.
And Lastly, where can our readers find more about you and your books?
Just download the book through the link. I think you may like it and me as a writer. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938776