My blog, Myne Whitman Writes has been nominated in four categories in the on-going Nigerian Blog Awards - Best Collaborative, Best use of Media, Best writing and Nigerian blog of the year. The group story sharing site which I manage - Naija Stories has also been nominated in the Best Group Blog category.
I have been writing for a very long time, as far back as primary/secondary school. However, I seriously began writing and saving my scripts in university.
It must be just last year after I decided to pursue full time writing and especially now that my novel A Heart to Mend is published.
The concept of love, plain and simple.
I like to describe my writing as simple and descriptive. I do not like grandiloquence and try to convey my dialogue in a very direct and relatable way.
I was bouncing ideas around with my SO and Mended Hearts came up. A Heart to Mend was not far behind.
The message is that love is real, it is possible, people and places cannot stop it. And also that if you let love, it will mend your heart.
It is very realistic. Set in Lagos, it will give you a sense of the place as well as the characters that populate it.
Not really, except for the universal theme of love. I too like Edward, made a decision to allow love in my life.
If it someone close to me who works with me, it has to be my husband. But I admire the works of Buchi Emecheta.
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Lara Daniels and her new book, Love in Paradise. She is also a Nigerian romance author writing under a pseudonym.
I am working on another romance novel as well as a few short stories. I edit and publish at www.naijastories.com and also contribute at African Goddess and Bella Naija online magazines.
Blogger especially the Nigerian Blog community.
Yes I do. I am a full-time writer now.
Maybe reduce the financial jargon, but then again, a few people say they learnt a lot from it. I also learnt a lot while doing the research.
I think it came from reading a lot. And then when I was house bound as a precocious pre-teen, I started writing of the kind of adventures I wished I could go out and have.
My next novel is about one part of a twin Kevwe, and his love interest Efe. After dating in university, they are separated by circumstances unknown to both of. Ten years later, they meet again and sparks begin to fly.
It can be an emotional drain sometimes. I also like to do a lot of research about the subjects that crop up so that it can be as real as possible.
They should keep writing.
Thanks for coming with me on this journey and I hope we'll continue to support each other in the coming times. I love you all.
Thanks Myne, for taking your time to share with us wishing you all the very best.
Connect with Myne Whitman,
Web site http://www.mynewhitman.com/
AHTM's Blog http://www.ahearttomend.blogspot.com/
You can get information on how to purchase A Heart to Mend from any of this sites. Yes I highly recommend you read this book. I have read it and it is one of those books that once you start you can't stop. And no am not giving you my copy, go get yours. I have added on the side bar the Nigerian Blog Award link, so go vote for her in all categories she has been nominated for, on may 31st voting opens.
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keep smiling, love