AUTHOR INTERVIEW 12

Mahogany Clark

United states

Age 21

My name is Mahogany Clark, From Miami FL, and I am a poet, author soldier, and student and I am 21 years old and I have written two books Self Love and A Cup Of Family Tea. A Cup Of Family Tea is about how I overcame my childhood struggles and obstacles growing up, how I made it through years of dysfunction in my home, and even though I went through those things I didn’t let my past make me. Self Love was written because I was going through a time in my life where I was not loving myself, and I was giving so much of myself that it became detrimental to my being so I wrote Self Love to help myself and help others who are and have gone through the same issues. The purpose of both books, is to shine a light on situations that many people never talk about as families, and or address as individuals and to let someone relate to a piece of me to them, so that they know they are not alone. As a writer I am inspired to write such touching Content because, poetry helps. You can find both books on Amazon, I am also my very first children’s book is out now, Somebody Always Loves you.
Self-love is the best love you can ever have and sometimes we struggle with learning how and when to put ourselves first in life. No one is going to love you better than you ever will, I had to learn this for myself. Breaking my back for people who wouldn’t dare bend for me, because I simply did not know the value that I had. I honestly truly did not really begin to love all of me until two years after I have written this book. I can see the change in who I was and who I am becoming, and it is more than beautiful. I respect myself, my time, and my heart now more than ever, and I can feel it, talk it, walk it, and live it. I want you to take from this book the mistakes I made and to know not to make them or don’t continue to, to all my kings and queens please learn if you don’t know or start to love you.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF YOUR ARTISTIC PROCESS?

Mahogany Clark: The most difficult part would be the self-marketing, being as self-published author, I have to market myself, but I love the growth in the process.

Romelia: DOES YOUR FAMILY SUPPORT YOUR CAREER AS A WRITER?

Mahogany Clark: I want to say yes, however I have gotten used to doing a lot of things by myself and celebrating a lot of my success moments by myself. My family has always lived at a distance from each other so when we could make to events, we did if not that is how things were.

Romelia: IF YOU HAD TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY AS A CHILD OR TEENAGER TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER AS AN ADULT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Mahogany Clark: I did not know I wanted to be a writer until the age of 19, I ironically did not enjoy writing when I was younger unless it was about what I wanted it to be about.

Romelia: HOW LONG ON AVERAGE DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?

Mahogany Clark: 2 weeks to a month, depending on the book.

Romelia: DO YOU BELIEVE IN WRITER’S BLOCK?

Mahogany Clark: Yes, however I never force my books and only write them when I feel the words flowing through me.

Romelia: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU THINK SOMEONE SHOULD CALL THEMSELVES A WRITER?

Mahogany Clark: I would say if you write often, you are a writer, regardless if you are published or not.

Romelia: WHAT DIFFERENCE DO YOU SEE BETWEEN A WRITER AND AN AUTHOR? 

Mahogany Clark: There is not much of a difference, being an author starts with writing and ends with it, definition wise, and in the physical. However, I would say a book, you don’t have to have a published book to be a writer.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU PROCESS AND DEAL WITH NEGATIVE BOOK REVIEWS?

Mahogany Clark: I take the critics, and will improve if it was sincerely critic, if not I keep it pushing because somebody needed my story and my writings.

Romelia: WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF YOUR WRITING PROCESS?

Mahogany Clark: If the story is a stress trigger emotionally that is when it becomes harder to write otherwise, it is smooth sailing.

Romelia: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WRITING OR WHEN DID YOU START?

Mahogany Clark: I have been writing since I was12 years old, and I self-published when I was 19 years old.

Romelia: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A WRITER WORKING ON THEIR FIRST BOOK?

Mahogany Clark: I would say, don’t rush it and write something you want to write most importantly, but also what others want to read.

Romelia: WHAT, TO YOU, ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF GOOD WRITING?

Mahogany Clark: The way you write so readers, can understand, how it starts & ends, and if you can make the audience feel as if they are in the moment with you.

Romelia: WHAT COMES FIRST FOR YOU – THE PLOT OR THE CHARACTERS – AND WHY?

Mahogany Clark: The plot, I have written a free short story with characters and people loved it, however I always start with the plot and come up with the rest along the way. This gives a guideline to stick with while writing.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU DEVELOP YOUR PLOT AND CHARACTERS?

Mahogany Clark: I develop my plot, honestly with creative thinking and I kid you not it really comes to my mind out of nowhere, and I write it, characters fall into play the more I think, and I come up with names for them.

Romelia: WHEN DID YOU FIRST CALL YOURSELF A WRITER?

Mahogany Clark: After I published my first book.

Romelia: HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN AUTHOR?

Mahogany Clark: I market and network, every single day! I market my brand and I do interviews on other people’s brand, and I also share other’s brands.

Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE PART OF PUBLISHING?

Mahogany Clark: I love it all the process in general is worth it, and I appreciate it.

Romelia: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO AN AUTHOR WHO WANTED TO DESIGN THEIR OWN COVER?

Mahogany Clark: I would say, do exactly what you feel, always and if you don’t like it change it until you do, and soon it will feel perfect.

Romelia: HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU WRITTEN AND WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Mahogany Clark: I have written three books and my favorite would have to be my children’s book that I am getting ready to release.

Romelia: WHAT PART OF THE BOOK DID YOU HAVE THE HARDEST TIME WRITING?

Mahogany Clark: No part of this book was difficult, it took me 30 minutes to write.

Romelia: WHAT PART OF THE BOOK WAS THE MOST FUN TO WRITE?

Mahogany Clark: The whole book was fun to write.

Romelia: WHICH OF THE CHARACTERS DO YOU RELATE TO THE MOST AND WHY?

Mahogany Clark: This book does not have characters; however, I relate to the crowd I am targeting, which is children because, I remember moments as a child when I did not feel loved.

Romelia: IF YOU’RE PLANNING A SEQUEL. CAN YOU SHARE A TINY BIT ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR IT?

Mahogany Clark: No sequel is planned at this time.

Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.

Mahogany Clark: I am Mahogany Clark, imperfectly perfect I have scars, that I need to heal, and pain I need to rid, I am still learning self-love, and I can’t wait to see the woman that I become, one thing I don’t appreciate about the world is how cold hearted people can truly be.

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