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Karimot Isiaka, the author of Confidence Within, says that for budding writers to achieve their lofty dreams, they need to put much work into writing and improving their writing skills. Isiaka is the third child of a beautiful family of five. Read to know how she explores her writing world with Making Monday Mild anchor, Diepiriye Rita George
Kindly introduce yourself further.
I am from Kwara State, Nigeria. I had my primary school education in Goshen International School. My secondary school education was first from Overcomers College, but I eventually got into Longford International School in Ebute-Metta, Lagos, here I completed my secondary education
Why do you write?
I write because I love to share my thoughts with the world, especially because I believe someone needs the message behind whatever I write. I write to inspire people in a way that positively challenge them to become more than they are every time.
What’s your writing genre?
I write non-fictions that are usually didactic and inspiring in nature.
What inspires your writing?
Life inspires me and in turn inspires my writing. From my experience, others’ experiences, imagination, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the desire to teach and impact are all wrapped up in LIFE. So, life inspires my writing.
When and where was your first work published?
The first time my work was published was in 2015 by 9ineteen Magazine. My work has also been published in ayouthwithpurpose.com. I also share my work on my website karimotisiaka.com.
What inspired your first published work?
My first published work was inspired by my personal experience. I wanted to inspire young people to embrace who they are, to know following crowd is not helpful.
How would you describe your writing style?
My writing style in one word is informative. Any writing that inspires is so easy for me to pull off.
Apart from being a writer, I am a certified life coach and Neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. I would not settle for a carrier I don’t like. So, I would probably go into Radio and TV presenting.
I don’t consider myself a writerpreneur yet. I am still a passion-writer.
Which of your friends on Facebook inspires you a lot?
Remi Owadokun’s writings inspire me a lot.
What has been the best part of your writing?
The best part of my writing journey is getting feedback from reader that my work inspires them. I know better parts are yet to come.
Where do you think the Nigerian writing industry would be in five years’ time?
In five years’ time, I think Nigerian writers would become more of global influencers and our works would be in high demand across the world because of the level of impact they must have had and how much narrative they would be changing and fine tuning.
Advice for first timers.
If I were to be in a gathering, I would say to first time writers who want to profit from their writing that they should try to deserve what they desire. What then determines whether they deserve is how much work they put into writing and improving their writing skills.
Thank you for inspiring us today.
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