Interview with Thabiso Mgidi VIII

What do you read for pleasure?
I do read for pleasure, but in most cases, I read for learning how other authors are telling their stories. I sometimes read to get advises from other authors, as some of them used to conclude their stories with advices.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I didn't market my book yet, but I concider internet marketing to be the most effective technique. Internet marketing brings all countries into one country. When you publish/market through internet, you will get more customers on such thing and we all knows that internet is common to MANY PEOPLE and many people spend much time on it. So, marketing via internet is so advantageous
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I didn't market my book yet, but I concider internet marketing to be the most effective technique. Internet marketing brings all countries into one country. When you publish/market through internet, you will get more customers on such thing and we all knows that internet is common to MANY PEOPLE and many people spend much time on it. So, marketing via internet is so advantageous
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Nothing but the truth, Romeo and Juliet, Calve of November clouds, learning to fly and love David. The stories mentioned above are the reasons behind my happiness. When I feel like I am stressed, I used to go through one of the stories and I will soon get better. The stories mentioned has great qualities of taking me through their own world, where characters are living a true life, where you will see characters playing each and every part of the story, where you will feel like you are with the characters and where you will symphatize with the characters when something bad or unfaithful happens to them. They also teach you something at the end, something you never anticipate from the character in the first place.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Nothing but the truth, Romeo and Juliet, Calve of November clouds, learning to fly and love David. The stories mentioned above are the reasons behind my happiness. When I feel like I am stressed, I used to go through one of the stories and I will soon get better. The stories mentioned has great qualities of taking me through their own world, where characters are living a true life, where you will see characters playing each and every part of the story, where you will feel like you are with the characters and where you will symphatize with the characters when something bad or unfaithful happens to them. They also teach you something at the end, something you never anticipate from the character in the first place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Village called Syferfontein in Limpopo province. It influenced my writing positively and encouraged me to keep on writing more, because it doesn't ought me any money to publish. It is my advantage, because I am financially unstable and my background is not tough as far as finance is concerned. It gives me power to give my readers what they have been waiting for. if it wasn't because of it, my talent would rust and end up going underground without relating daylight tales to my good readers
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Village called Syferfontein in Limpopo province. It influenced my writing positively and encouraged me to keep on writing more, because it doesn't ought me any money to publish. It is my advantage, because I am financially unstable and my background is not tough as far as finance is concerned. It gives me power to give my readers what they have been waiting for. if it wasn't because of it, my talent would rust and end up going underground without relating daylight tales to my good readers
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at around 2005, I was in primary school, though I was writing for pleasure.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I don't have a book yet, I have written short stories. My latest short story is Insane Urchins. It is all about friends at school, their behaviour, their cravings and something they encountered on their way home
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Reading many books trigered the talent I have been seeting on. I didn't realise that i was gifted as far as writing was concerned, until i read species of books and put what I read on the daily bases in practice and write my work the same way other writers does, but with what comes into my cognizance, not from other writer's cognizance.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I am writing, I feel like I am living another life somewhere around the world, I feel like I have no boundaries to live upon, I feel free to express my feelings and It also gives me mental emancipation
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords didn't contribute to my success yet, because I never publish with it, but I have feeling that Smashwords will absolutely take me to another world of wealthy opportunities. I have a feeling that Smashwords will take my writing to the world and it will be the reason for my happiness
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans means a lot to me, because they are the ones who detects my prospery through writing. Even judges will judge me by looking at how many fans I have, that's why I give all credits to my fans.
Published 2016-07-16.
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Books by This Author

Insane urchins
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Insane Urchins is a story based on the lives of a certain group of insane urchins at school and the strange thing they encountered one day on their way home.