Interview with Aku Sedodo

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Growing up, I found myself in the quiet suburbs in the second largest city in Ghana. On holidays, when most of my peers would find themselves busy at play, I would find myself some of my dad's novels and read. Occasionally my dad would get me new ones when he saw how interested I was. It took a book gifted me by my Uncle to get me thinking about writing. And I've been writing ever since that young age, the quiet atmosphere being the back bone as in the silence my thoughts flow freely and I channel it through a pen onto a paper
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story of Choosing came about as I was thinking about life and how we make the choice to hand our will over to God for his will to become ours. I was sort of in a state where I was wondering if I made the right choice in choosing for the Lord's will to be done in my life and there the idea was born.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When the goal of the writing is realized by the reader
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot. They are the biggest source of motivation to push me to write even better.
What are you working on next?
Hmm, its a surprise but its definitely a novel
Who are your favorite authors?
Judie Angell and Ernest Angley
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Family and friends, they make each day memorable and continue to inspire me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading an interesting book or getting myself immersed in an interesting movie. Otherwise find a quiet space and cook up another character or story.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly on Smashwords
How do you approach cover design?
I mostly like that it should express the ideas and emotions of the story,
Describe your desk
Lots of half empty books and pens, all slightly scattered.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to take a step to publish, following the backing my friends gave me to get myself published.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gave me the opportunity to get published, a huge step in my writing life.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Dear Lola by Judie Angell, it was one that made me feel like interacting with the characters in real life.
Published 2017-08-14.
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Books by This Author

Choosing
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
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Faced with the choice of taking a side, and both sides provides you with things you could never imagine and do want. But to know whom to choose you must know the truth. Follow Eunice as she makes her choice.