Interview with Lawal Salami

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Its getting heard yunno. Why write and not get heard (read). I cant be telling a story for no one to listen yunno. I have to get heard. That's why i write. That's what keeps me going.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life and its beauty; I mean, who doesn't want to live some more!
What are you working on next?
Erm, Poetry. A collection of poetry on the African man and his societal issues. Its a short piece, that captures the political ills of the 90s in Nigeria and uses that to tell a poetic story of a young man that was brutally affected by all that. Its just a thing to ring bells in the ears of the youth so they don't forget. Its not all about the money yunno. Let us not forget our history.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They support me. They are everything. They are my skies. They are the reasons i can touch stars. I want to use this medium to say i love them. Everyone of them.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sidney Sheldon. I love the guy; Chimamanda Adiche, She is the love of my life; Wole Soyinka; Chinua Achebe; Stephen KIng; Agatha Christie; Seun Salami.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Erm, i school. So, i guess i school, do chores, eat (laugh), watch movies and basically chill out with friends.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well, I just started. But i hope a lot, Its all about the hopes and dreams. I hope that Smashwords gives me the authentic platform to achieve those dreams overtime.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The internet. Its this crazy place. It has everything you need. Facts. So i just search for my specs and there.
How do you approach cover design?
Erm, i always basically have an idea. Then i just roll with it on PhotoShop. When i started using PS. I was just too amateurish. But now i'm better! I can do crazy stuff with PS right now.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos influenced my writing in a big way! Now? I write for the Spirit of Lagos. Its this wonderful place i have toured and its just seems so awesome i can imagine scenes in my mind. So i create abstracts with settings of real places in Lagos and that is how most of my books are written.
Who is your motivation
It is God. Him and a lot more other people. They gave me a stage, and give me a guitar. Then when i am rock the hell off the crowd, they put a crown on my head. Then they call me King. (smile)
Published 2017-11-26.
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Books by This Author

The Papers
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Loosing a loved one wasn't enough. It seemed like the loved one decayed and became a swarming can of worms.
The Meet Up
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
So when you are asked, "Can we meet?" What goes through your mind? Do you really want to meet up? And with the way Lagos is these days, what if you happened to meet something else? Enjoy.