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.