Let me introduce, Nana Prah, a prolific and fabulous romance writer. We first met, online, when we were newbie writer's, and we have become good friends. Nana is a nurse, and during these tragic times, battling this coronavirus pandemic, Nana deserves a standing ovation for all her time consuming hard work, helping those who are sick and in need ...
When everyone is done cheering and clapping, here is Nana's response to a few interview questions.
1. Tell us about yourself. (like what you do for a living, etc.)
I’m a nurse by profession. I’ve recently returned to patient care and am loving it. I never knew I’d become a writer. It all started when I wrote an e-mail to a friend describing how she’d meet her next boyfriend. That e-mail turned into a book which made me a writer. Don’t go looking for that story, its hidden in the archives of my computer.
2. What is your writing process? (A special place or how you outline or just jump into it. Or, what you need before you sit down to write, coffee, tea, cookies)
My writing process changes depending on my mood. I write on my laptop. My preference is to write at my desk or in a coffeeshop, but sometimes my bed entices me to get comfy in it. Music kills my creativity because I spend more time singing and dancing than I do writing, so silence is key for me.
The process basically goes: write, eat snacks and procrastinate on social media and then write some more.
3. I've read a few of your excellent novels. Do you have a favorite, or a favorite character that sticks with you?
I love all of my characters and books. One of my favorites is Commander Akin Solarin. I have a thing for military men and he’s as alpha as they come, yet he showed tenderness and compassion to the heroine when she needed it most. Thinking about him makes me sigh.
4. How do you create your stories?
I get an idea and write a general outline of what I’d like to see happen during the story. This tends to go out the window once I start writing. The characters help take me on journeys that I didn’t expect. It’s not until I revise that I regain control of the book.
5. From start to finish, how long does it take for you to complete a novel?
Its different for every book I’ve written. The shortest was a month for a first draft. The longest was anywhere from three to six months. And then revision adds to the timeline.
6. What are you working on at the moment?
A yet untitled story about Zareb Saene, a prince of Bagumi. He is the brother of Princess Amira from His Defiant Princess. Its now time for the princes to share their romantic adventures.
7. Do you have any advice for inspiring writers?
It’s the standard advice that they hear all the time. To be a writer you must write and be consistent about it. I encourage myself by giving myself a fifty word minimum to write. Sometimes I go beyond it, sometimes its just the fifty and I’m done. The most important thing is to make a habit of writing.
Thank you so much, Cathy for having me on your blog.
You are welcome, Nana. Sending you prayers to stay safe and
healthy. Also, wishing you great success in your writing career!
Blog : www.nanaprah.blogspot.com
Healing His Medic
Lamisi Imoro will do anything to complete
her PhD before the extension is up. It
doesn’t matter who dies, leaves her high
and dry, or hates her guts, she’s on fire. But
her supervisor wants to prove just how
much he’d love to see her fail by throwing
obstacles to thwart her from reaching her
goal. Desperate for help and nowhere
else to turn, she’s forced to ask for the
assistance of the hiplife artist who once
saved her from a nasty fall. She finds that
their scorching attraction is a problem and
is determined to tamp her rising emotions because nothing will
stop her from getting what she set out to accomplish.
Blaise Ayoma is on the verge of taking African Francophone
countries by storm with his new style of music. Learning how to
sing in French without butchering the beautiful language is harder
than he thought. Multi-linguist, Lamisi is the key to his success.
When his presence in her life puts her in danger, will he end the
budding relationship in order to keep her safe?