Interview with Agnes Musa

Published 2021-02-18.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I get Google Alerts for titles in the genres I am interested in.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do!
What is your writing process?
Think, write plot outline, research, write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story I ever read,but the very good ones. They had profound effect on my life.
How do you approach cover design?
I used to do this myself (awful) but now I have someone who does it for me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill (Motivation)
2. The Entire Works of Oscar Wilde (Brilliant author)
3. From here to five there are too many contenders.
What do you read for pleasure?
Motivational books, magazines, Biographies etc
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Several different ones.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
1. Improving what I write
2. Getting a Professional to do the book covers
3. Networking.
Describe your desk
Clean.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. I still have to truly unfold and mature enough to get Africa's influence into my writing.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 8 years old.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After I published with Hatchette U.K. I felt I could do more on my own to get my work to print and earn better royalties for my work.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The publishing platform is easy to use, dependable and there are free easy to follow guides for every newbie.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To help children to read.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything.
What are you working on next?
Book Two - National Schools Championship.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to mention just a few here.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My boys.
Where do I see the ebook industry going?
More ebooks downloaded and read on phones than on reading devices.
Gratitude
I thank my children and all indie authors who do not to quit when the going is rough. I also thank everyone who has ever read, purchased or browsed my books. Last but not least, the Smashwords team. Thank you guys.
How could Indie authours help each other?
Collaborations. A lot of authors with great graphics have lousy words and some just lack stories to tell, and vice versa. In music, every genre has criss crossed and artists work together daily to improve their work and create better stuff and even more important learn from each other and take home a better pay packet.

I am willing and open to corroborate with authors from anywhere who would like to try this out. PLEASE contact me via email.
What's the story behind your latest books?
My story with Macular disease. Living in Zimbabwe where healthcare is not easy to access, and not quite fitting the known and believed criteria for this disease, my experience with it has been very eye opening. The disease motivated me to produce several photographic evidence books, which I published, in an effort to share my findings with other people suffering from the same disease.
What's the story behind your latest book?
From the time I knew I had macular disease, then dry macular degeneration which progressed to wet, my writing focus changed and shifted exclusively to this disease. I am working on another book about this disease.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Lately, learning new technology, how to use software applications, reading and watching motivational videos.
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Latest books by This Author

How To Use Your Phone To Save Your Eyes
You set the price! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
There are millions of people in the world diagnosed with macular disease, and millions more who have the disease and do not know. As yet, there is no cure. Find out the state of your eyes by taking videos of your eyes. Then help doctors and researchers by sharing screenshots of your eyes. This book walks you through the process.
How To Favourably Manipulate The Macular And Other New Information
You set the price! Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
It is necessary to manipulate the macular in order to mitigate most macular diseases. And most macular diseases are the same problem at different stages of progression. I offer proof in this book. I also present the first, and possibly, only scans of a person suffering from macular disease, done after introduction and use of heat in the eyes. The book cover is an example.
Macular Degeneration, What Is Blocking My Central Vision, Photographic Evidence Book 3
You set the price! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
The entire series of these books gives evidence of what is blocking, not just my central vision, but part of my peripheral vision as well. This is because what blocks the central vision in the disease known as Macular Degeneration, is found elsewhere in the eye. Once a disease is clearly profiled and understood, it is easier to fine tune intervention methods that work.
Macular Degeneration, What Is Blocking My Central Vision, Photographic Evidence Book 2
You set the price! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
This book contains photograhs of macular atrophy. The book is the second, in a set of five books. The purpose of these photographs is to provide photographic proof of what macular atrophy looks like. This book, is part of a series showing clear evidence that what blocks central vision in macular atrophy is also found elsewhere in the eye.
Macular Degeneration, What Is Blocking My Central Vision, Photographic Evidence Book 1
You set the price! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
This series shows photographic evidence of what is blocking my central vision. I have macular degeneration.
Macular Atrophy Colour Pigment Release, Photographic Evidence Book 5
Series: Macular Degeneration Atrophy, Photographic Evidence Series of Books. You set the price! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
In this series of books, I offer photographic evidence of how color is released back into the eye. The photographs in books 1 to 5 are based on 1 minute of video footage taken by my fourteen year old twin sons this July of 2020, in my eyes.
Macular Atrophy Colour Pigment Release, Photographic Evidence Book 4
Series: Macular Degeneration Atrophy, Photographic Evidence Series of Books. You set the price! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
In this series of books, I offer photographic evidence of how color is released back into the eye. The photographs in books 1 to 5 are based on 1 minute of video footage taken by my fourteen year old twin sons this July of 2020, in my eyes.
Macular Atrophy Colour Pigment Release, Photographic Evidence Book 3
Series: Macular Degeneration Atrophy, Photographic Evidence Series of Books. You set the price! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
In this series of books, I offer photographic evidence of how color is released back into the eye. The photographs in books 1 to 5 are based on 1 minute of video footage taken by my fourteen year old twin sons this July of 2020, in my eyes.
Macular Atrophy Colour Pigment Release, Photographic Evidence Book 2
Series: Macular Degeneration Atrophy, Photographic Evidence Series of Books. You set the price! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
In this series of books, I offer photographic evidence of how color is released back into the eye. The photographs in books 1 to 5 are based on 1 minute of video footage taken by my fourteen year old twin sons this July of 2020, in my eyes.
Macular Atrophy Colour Pigment Release, Photographic Evidence Book 1
Series: Macular Degeneration Atrophy, Photographic Evidence Series of Books. You set the price! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
In this series of books, I offer photographic evidence of how color is released back into the eye. The photographs in books 1 to 5 are based on 1 minute of video footage taken by my fourteen year old twin sons this July of 2020, in my eyes.
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