Interview with Lizeka Tshayinyoni

Published 2018-09-20.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in primary school, that was about 20 years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book entitled Thabisile the village girl is a product of a dream, I dreamt of a the title and I started building the story from there. During the writing process, I did not really know what the story was about because it seemed as though it was coming from from another source. I only got to get to know the story when I was doing editing, and man I was surprised at how inspirational the story was and I learnt a lot.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The red tape that one finds with traditional publishing, I realized that a writer compromises a lot of themselves with traditional publishing. Indie publishing allows you all creative control and I love that.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has helped me a lot especially with reaching an audience outside South Africa, I now get to share my African stories with the rest of the world. Thank Smashwords
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am the type of person who can express themselves more through written word than spoken word. Writing takes me to a different world where I can fully express myself and be able to be me without any compromise
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me, they are my motivation and my drive to carry on working hard and challenge myself to go to greater heights so I can produce the best work for them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a book called Makoti (a traditional African bride), it is a story of my adventures as uMakoti.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paulo Coelho
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A new day represents an opportunity for better creativity, I look forward to writing new and better material each day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am also a business woman and a mother, I focus on spending time with my kids and family.
What is your writing process?
I enjoy writing in a quiet space, I usually start my writing at the end and then work from there. It is easier for me to imagine the ending of my story first.
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Books by This Author

Thabisile The Village Girl
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is a riveting, heartwarming tale of poverty,abuse, bad marriage and ultimate victory. This book is to remind the reader that no matter how bumpy the road is, we do reach our destinies.