Interview with Janai Hicks

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! I was 12 years old when I wrote my first book. It was a parody to a show I used to love growing up. Other than that, I've been writing stories for as long as i can remember.
What is your writing process?
I write on a scheduled basis. But for inspiration, I envision what is going on and then describe it with imagery and words. What I write is based on my truth.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't really remember to be honest. I've always been more of an "article" reader. Used to get into National Geographic and anything that seemed new and stimulating.
Describe your desk
My desk is my lap. Or Starbucks.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Brooklyn NY. There was always something interesting going on. Different people, stories and personalities. Sometimes I didn't even bother watching T.V because what was going on outside was entertaining enough. My writing style is about exploring. Exploring the SELF. Exploring ones own truth, value, and understanding. The outside world and my environment were sources of inspiration.
When did you first start writing?
When I was six.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Its about focusing on being the greatest version of ones self. Seeing, and appreciating the value of all things, beginning with yourself.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I can't help but do it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reflecting, pretty much. Or going outside.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Letting the world know whats going on inside of YOUR world.
What are you working on next?
A 5 part novel series. Its going to be great.
Published 2016-01-28.
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Books by This Author

The Matter of The Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
The MATTER of The Heart is a testimony of being the greatest version of one's self. How to cut the lies, fallacies, and dogmatic myths of the "world", and how to see the bigger picture of the UNIVERSE! Through life, love, sex, our environment, and even our emotions, we will dive deep into how it is all related, and how it is all "one".