Interview with Author Jamell Crouthers
Jamell Crouthers is a poet, prose author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in prose format with a focus on social issues.
Hello Author Jamell Crouthers, Welcome to WorldAuthors.Org! When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
It never dawned upon me, I’ve been writing poetry since I was 13 years old. It just happened after a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago where I was thinking of what would be the next phase of my life. I knew I wanted to do something that would impact others and I thought to myself, I should start writing and now I’m on this crazy, amazing, journey.
What inspires you to write?
My life situations, things going on around me, things going on in the world, people’s stories and experiences in their lives, being an observer of world events going on daily. I am very quiet and observant so I can get a book idea from anywhere honestly.
Where and when do most of your book ideas come?
Honestly, at the most random times my book ideas come to me. Most of them come late at night when I’m in bed before I go to sleep. I’ll be in the dark thinking, the light bulb goes off and before I know it, I’m writing the book idea, potential chapters, characters names and a synopsis. But I do get them in the shower, when I’m eating, listening to a life story, it comes randomly. It’s a gift and a curse with that, trust me.
How hard is it to sit down and actually start writing something?
When I first started writing my books it wasn’t hard, I only cared about writing. Now, it’s a totally different story, social media engagement, social media postings, recording audio books, recording podcasts, writing scripts for podcasts, writing my blogs weekly, it becomes challenging. It’s all about time management these days. Some projects have to get sacrificed to get other ones done. A lot of things are done ahead of time (blogs and podcasts).
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
Write what you know and love, not what’s trendy and hot right now. The market changes constantly so don’t feel like you have to cater to what’s hot at the moment. Learn as much as possible about the business and budget yourself to where you’re not spending too much. Follow your passion and don’t let anyone change your focus and your vision.
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