Charles Ndegwa


Hi guys,

My name is Charles Muchori Ndegwa aka Chanchori. I am Kenyan, based in Nairobi. I am at the moment 75% writer and 25% lawyer which means my law degree is busy gathering dust somewhere. But as long as my computer keypad remains busy under constant abuse from my fingers, I am a happy man.

I write screenplays, short stories and now novels. Early 2017 I wrote a short story called "Around Nairobi in One Night" which went viral. Feature film production for that story is currently underway.

A lover of music, ladies and other fine things in life, I can only pray that God will keep my creative juices flowing. For more information, my contacts are in this profile. For more information still, I'm always down for a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer, depending on the day.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It all starts with a daydream. An occasional nightmare sometimes, but mostly a daydream. Then I develop characters in this daydream in my head, give them a little dialogue here and there and feel their emotions as they wade their way through challenges.

I am careful nowadays not to dream too much because the more I daydream a particular story, the higher the likelihood that I will not write it. Simply because it will have become too familiar and no longer exciting.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was five years old when I started primary school. In Standard One, my father gave me an anthology of short stories written in Kikuyu. My mother-tongue. The first story was about this kid who went to visit relatives and on the first night, they fed him ugali and stew made of houseflies.

He never forgot that dinner. The relatives tried to bribe him with chicken stew, beef stew and other sumptuous meals in subsequent dinners, but whenever they asked him "what meals will you say we fed you when you go back home?" his answer would be, "the first night I arrived, I was fed Ugali and houseflies stew."

The impact the story had on me, well I enjoyed the diagrams in the story. I just found the story to be weird. I mean, couldn't he have just told them he doesn't think houseflies make for great dinner?

Unfortunately, I lost the book and my father was still reminding me about it even when I left high school eleven years later. The story had no impact on me, but the loss of the book did. I have never lost another book since.
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Where to find Charles Ndegwa online


The Realm of Humanity
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,470. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Your sexual activities are being monitored by an organization which executes those who are found guilty of engaging in illicit sexual activities. In a society where almost every adult is sexually active and either being adulterous, fornicating etc, who remains free of judgement? And who judges the judge?

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