Interview with Biko Dylan

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. I'm a firm believer that my area, amongst other factors, molded me into the creative that I am. At first glance my neighbourhood seems 'dark' and bad but upon observation one notices the beauty of it. I feel like my writings connect to readers in the same way.
I remember writing a story in primary school, it was a paranormal story and my mother saw it. She asked me about it, I could see that she was shocked at what I wrote but she still supported me. My whole family supports me. That's something I will never take for granted. I grew up in a house that supported my dreams and I feel like that is my biggest influence:
My family.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For a very long time, writing has been my form of therapy. It allowed me to not only escape the harshness of reality but to find and create myself.
Once I realised that there are many people who I relate to and who relate to me I began sharing my work.
The joy of sharing is something that, to me, never fades.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I don't really want to give away too much. Although I can say that it highlights something that I firmly believe in:
Decisions determine destiny!
In the story you follow the character down a very bad path and you get to witness how he chose that path by the decisions he made. You know the saying, "be careful what you wish for because you just might get it?" Yes? Well in this story that statement is proven true.
This story is a supernatural piece that tackles real life situations. So when you're done reading this, I suggest you give Song of Secrets a read.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the Song of Secrets sequel. However, I'm also working on a short story on the side.
For the majority of my time as a storyteller, I wrote in the perspective of a male. Currently, I'm focused on change. My new piece is written in a female's perspective. If you love magic, tragedy, adventure and happy endings then this read is for you
What do you want people to take away from your work?
Within my writings I reflect on lessons that I've learned.
I can boldly proclaim that I'm a weird guy and that fact is evident in my work.
If there's anything I want people to take away from my work is that you can be whoever you want to be and that being YOU is more than enough.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sun, even though I prefer overcast and gloomy weather, because with a new day comes new beginnings or endings.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Meeting new people, whether they're from my neighbourhood or others, always excites me.
In the comfort of my own home I'm either with my guitar or rapping.
Being the lover that I am, I spend a lot of time with my soulmate.
Published 2016-12-10.
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Books by This Author

Song of Secrets
Price: Free! Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Song of Secrets sings songs of love, death, demons, beasts, music and magic.