Interview with Nthabiseng Zikalala

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The possibility of discovery, I haven't stopped learning from anything and anyone around me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy painting and reading so I can be inspired to write.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I subscribe to Oprahs newsletter and surf the net.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a story after my mother passed away in 2003 three. I needed an outlet for my anger and despair. No amount of sympathy appeases you, but releasing the pain through words helped me.
What is your writing process?
My writing process involves randomly writing whatever words come into my mind regarding an incident. I then try to tie my individual stories together around a specific theme or book title.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Animal farm written by George Orwell, the style of writing was funny yet informative and I have attempted to invent my own quirky way of story telling that can impact people.
How do you approach cover design?
The title governs what the cover should relay to the readers. I want to paint a picture of my story from the front cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Animal Farm by George Orwell ; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ; A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle; Everything Happens for a Reason Paul Enns ; Quiet Leadership by David Rock.
Animal Farm takes me back to my childhood and learning English literature in primary school. Wuthering Heights was my introduction to reading about romance and the last three books are motivational books which have strengthened me spiritually and intellectually.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading autobiographies and reading about other peoples journeys in life.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Published 2014-07-15.
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Books by This Author

The Attributes Of Freedom
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Biography
Running across the freeway in high heels whilst carrying a tyre over my shoulder is not ideal in my country being black can give anyone reason to run me over, "accidentally". South Africa has reached the pinnacle of 20 years of democracy.We have become an exotic tourist destination to foreigners whilst the day to day citizens live in the imperfect legacy Mandela left behind. Blacks are not free