About: 00:52 – Amara discusses her work as an all-round artist – writer, painter, designer, photographer – and her city loves, Abuja and Lagos. 02:00 – She discusses writing fiction (many genres), nonfiction, writing for comics and animations. 03:02 – She talks about how people stories drive her, and how she draws stories from her legal clients and their personal experiences.
Journey: 04:02 – Amara discusses her first contact with Ankara Press.
Recognition 05:38 – She discusses interviews, especially one with Al Jazeera.
Her writing: 06:35 – She takes us on the journey from manuscript to publishing for Black Sparkle Romance and Son Of Man, and tells us why she writes Romance.
Money 08:09 – She explains how African writers do not make as much money as most think, and explains why young writers shouldn’t make money their focus. 09:38 – She also insists that young African writers must get day jobs.
Challenges 10:11 – She explains why writing daily doesn’t really work for her, but why it’s also good advice.
Advice 10:46 – She explains why budding writers shouldn’t try to copy their favourite authors, but instead draw inspiration to hone their own craft. 12:17 – She also discusses finding time to write by seeking what time works best.
Closing 12:52 – Thanks and closing remarks.
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