- When writers are true to themselves, all things fall in place – Darryl Holmes
- To be a top-notch writer, you must reinvent
- Building oneself is the foundation of a successful writer – Lady R
Awesome MMM readers and fans of the beautiful writer and entrepreneur, Rachel Lucky (aka Lady R), we’re pleased to wow your Monday with this interesting interview with her.
In case you are not aware, Rachael is an awesome product of Delta State, Nigeria who resides in the heart of Benin City. Interestingly, she’s the brain behind The Talented Magazine and the first child from a family of seven (father and mother inclusive).
Racheal you’re welcome to Making Monday Mild.
Ok, straight to our first question, why do you write?
Well, I write because it’s who I am. Writing is just a part of me that I can’t do without. Often times it’s the best way for me to express myself or my emotions.
What then is your writing genre?
I’m a freelancer but often focus mostly on fiction and poetry.
Interesting! Where and where have your works been published? And how many contests have you won lately?
Uhmm, done most of my publishing on social media, got some lately on The Talented Magazine and I haven’t been into any contest lately.
What inspired your first published work?
Man. My first published work was A Tale of Two Hearts and it’s a fiction which was inspired by man’s act towards each other, mostly regarding friendship.
Describe your writing style in one word?
What writing styles are easy for you to pull off as a suspense fiction writer?
Aside from being a writer what other career would you settle for?
I don’t think there’s any but personally aside being a writer, I currently run fully a brand of mine, The Talented, which focuses mainly on helping talented individuals build, develop, promote themselves and exploit the most of their talents.
We host events, contests, concerts and offer trainings to aid these individuals.
Impressive! If you were to pick any writer from among your Facebook friends, whose works inspire you the most, who would it be?
Eno Sam. Her writing style is just too exclusive.
What has been the best part of your writing journey?
The best is yet to come.
What do you think is the best way for writers of this time to make money?
I don’t think there’s anything like best way for writers to make money because there are lots of ways writers could make money, ranging from freelancing to ghost writing to ebook/book sales, to copywriting and much more.
It’s just about knowing where you could fit better into, what to do and at the right time.
In five years time, what do you think would become of Nigerian writers and the demand for their works?
Powerful. I see writers being pushed a whole lot already and we got top fellows already topping the game.
If you were to be in a gathering were you are to address first-time writers/ authors, what would you say to them?
Build yourself first, gain the right audience and every other thing would come afterwards.
Thanks for inspiring us today!
Thank you too!
Blissful new week!