Born to write, on a mission to inspire – that’s Josey’s Motto
Something about people with passion that turns me on. People with a light in their eyes. People that will act on their passion even though they don’t get paid in return. Because the satisfaction that they get from doing what they are passionate about is beyond digits.
In this article, I feature a Ghanaian lady writer/blogger that I admire. We met in the streets of WordPress. Just a glance into her blog made me hungry for more of her material. She writes articles, poems, stories, movies/series reviews.
I like to call a spade a spade so believe me, her content is 100%. When I began reading her work, I started with the stories (written series). A tip, start with; What was I thinking followed by Swapping Places.Then you’ll get the gist of it and know your way around.
12 Questions with Josey (her nickname)
- Tell me a little about yourself, full name, nationality, age
My name is Josephine Amoako from Ghana and I’m in my late 20s. I love books, movies/TV dramas, sports and music. I was born to write.
- When and how did you begin writing?
I began writing at the age of nine. I started reading novels very early and loved watching movies and television dramas. My love for good stories fueled me to start writing as well.
- What do you write about?
I write about life in general. My articles and poems are usually inspirational pieces for readers to live positively and be the best that they can be. My stories are also about life – family, friends, relationships etc. and make them relatable so people can face what is going on in society, address them and learn some lessons from them.
- How do you market your work?
I market my work mainly through social media. I share links on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
- When did you start earning from writing?
I’ve been paid a couple of times for my writing some years back but it’s not constant.
- Is writing your main source of income?
No, it’s not my source of income. I do work as an Editorial Assistant for a lifestyle magazine but I’m not earning income from my personal writings yet. Hopefully very soon.
- Which can you say has been your breakthrough in this writing journey?
My breakthrough in my writing journey I would say happened when I discovered WordPress. Getting to share my pieces on such a global platform and being discovered by bloggers and readers alike from all over the world has been amazing. It challenges me to get better and more consistent.
- Which challenges have you faced and how did you cope them?
My challenges would be the usual: writers’ block and insufficient time to write. Sometimes, I do have time to write but my mind goes blank. Other times, my mind is full of ideas and my fingers are itching to type but work and life sometimes gets me occupied.
I used to get frustrated with writers’ block but with time, I’ve learned to sail through it. I don’t force myself to write if my creative juices are not flowing. I either read and listen to music or watch something to get my mind active again. With time, I make sure I type something even if it is just one sentence before I go to bed, so I don’t get overwhelmed with my own set times to publish on my blog.
- Apart from writing, what do you do?
I edit writeups and I’m a ferocious reader.
10. Something your audience doesn’t know about you?
I guess my readers know enough about me through my writings. What they don’t know is personal and I would like to keep it that way.
- Your two cents to upcoming and existing writers?
I think writers of this generation both existing and upcoming are doing great with their works. It’s always an experience reading their works and they inspire me to do more.
- Favorite article on my blog (themkare.com)?
I love your piece, ‘You are powerful’. It reminds me of how wonderfully we have been created and keeps me humble and grateful to God.
Find her at the below links;
WordPress; Joseyphina’s World
Facebook: Joseyphina’s World
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