Author Conversations with Omoh

If someone walked up behind you calling “Hello Writer!,” would you be bold enough to respond?

Your boldness to respond will be determined by whether or not you actually are a writer and do a good job at it.

Irrespective of the level you are on the journey, – struggling- amateur-professional-expert – the learning curve keeps going upwards.

It takes some level of gusto to actually write a book about writing. Omoh has taken up that hard task which others wouldn’t even dare.

In her newly released book “Hello Writer”, she takes you on a journey to become a sought-after writer.

Let’s hear from her…

Can we meet you?

Thank you for the opportunity to be here with you guys. My name is Aigbonoga Omoh Usena. I was born on 21st October in the mid-90s and the 6th in a family of 13. I am from Edo State where I currently reside. I am a graduate of Public Administration, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.

How did you start writing?

I would say the passion for writing has been with me as long as I can remember. As I grew, I discovered that writing was my most comfortable means of expression. To make matters worse, I am an introvert which means you would naturally find me quiet with my thought hidden within me.

You know, my major company was my pen and paper. I would pen my daily experiences, how things went, the names of persons who offended me, and what they did to hurt me. You could say, Writing was my only way to escape, my comfort, and the receiver of my burdens. Leveraging on the online space for over two years now has actually helped gain visibility and acceptance from people and I am learning to position my contents for the global market.

What inspired you to write this book? (Tell us the story)

Hello Writer! Came as a result of my passion to see that individuals rise up in their numbers to become all that they can be through their pen. I actually held an online training for writers and users of written communication in the month of May 2020 that brought numerous testimonies. I got blessed as well; sharing my knowledge and knowing that it has helped many become better writers.

While the training was on, It occurred to me that many persons needed to be enlightened and encouraged on their journey to become better writers which my little knowledge and personal experiences can activate. I decided to develop the teaching, convert it to a book, and reach a wider audience at an affordable price. Here we are today with the masterpiece, HELLO WRITER! which is set out to position writers and upcoming writers for Visibility, Impact, Influence, and Income.

The title is very unique and conversational, how did you come about it?

I got it from the place of prayer. Prior to this time, I had gotten different titles based on suggestions and search engine perusing. They weren’t resonating with me. It then dawns on me that I should cry to Abba for help. While I prayed, I felt drawn to a frame in the sitting room bearing my sketched image where I was writing with a phone on my ear and right there, I got the title, ‘Hello Writer!’. It is a call to the writer in everyone out there.

Who and what inspires you?

I get inspired daily form the word of God, healthy books, my experiences, and the life happening around me every day.

Tell us at least 3 things people will benefit from reading this book?

A. Inspiration B. Enlightenment C. Guide

What is the one challenge or problem you are so passionate about solving?

Disbelief in oneself.

Can you share the struggles and challenges you encountered while putting this book together…and how did you overcome them?

Yes, please. Thank you for asking. One of the challenges I experienced was actually motivational. At different points, I felt like giving up on the project. I started doubting my ability to birth this dream to reality. Thank God for healthy friends who were always on the ground to motivate me to push on. At some point, it became clear to me that I should trust God, that alone gave me peace though I am still learning to trust Him.

When you are not writing what else can you be found doing?

I can be found reading, planning, and building lives, hopes, dreams, and destinies through speech.

Believe in yourself and in your contribution to this world and be committed to showing the world the stuff your writings are made of.

Aigbonoga Omoh

How do you see the Nigerian literary space? What can Nigerian writers do to stand out globally?

The Nigerian literary space is doing well and has received a level of appreciation over the years and will continue to do so as much as writers with the right mindset (Growth and Optimism) persist in dishing out transformative content to the market consistency.

Who are your role models?

In the writing industry, I would say, Eno Sam. I love her simplicity of communication and her drive for professionalism. Dicta Ijeoma Okoye is doing well too. On a distant view, I like the works of Joyce Meyer and McKinney Hammond Michelle. They both inspire me to grow up and do more.

What are three things you would do if you had all the power, money, and fame in the world? (Simply put, what change will you like to see in the world)

A. A healthy reading culture B. A capacity-building youth C. Spiritually inclined being.

Do you have a word for aspiring authors out there? Please share.

I have shared a lot already in the book but I would just say that, in writing, you’ve to be your number one fan.

Believe in yourself and in your contribution to this world and be committed to showing the world the stuff your writings are made of. With self-belief, commitment, and consistency, you’re heading to premium Writing.

Do you want to give a shout out to anyone? (Share with us)

I will like to send a shout out to Sir Oluwatobi Adesanya for the opportunity to work with him on this book project. To my mum for her evergreen support and to Philip Emmanuel for standing by me through this journey.

To my friends too numerous to mention. God bless you all.

You can order a copy of this book via this LINK

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