About Chukwuka Wealth:
Chukwuka wealth is an Author, blogger, a successful entrepreneur and a passionate story writer. He writes motivational books, inspiring short stories and tales.As equally seen as an on-line business icon, he has an in-depth passion built around motivating others to do well morally and in business and as well as make you laugh off worries.
He has this to tell every aspiring entrepreneur in any field: “Always be working on side projects outside regular jobs until the day you see reasons to quit and settle with the business.”
He has been self employed for over five years and has done business consulting on the side for small business start up, before he settles fully on telling stories for both children and young adult.
He has some educative and interesting books on Amazon kindle.
Chukwuka was born and brought up in the heart of Lagos city Nigeria. He is a student and at the same time a business inclined person.
My job is fun and with ease and absolute liberty I make my fortune, doing what I like best!
What inspires you to write?
I have an in-depth passion for relating folktales stories especially for kids and young adult who will give a listening ear.
Mom happen to be story teller. Every of her story leaves the listener thinking as she would always round it up with a dirge. Right from childhood till date she still relate those tales to us. I picked up my pen one day and started narrating. that was how it became a norm to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
As a short story writer my characters are majorly animals. I will use the tortoise and the hen to site an example. The hen naturally as a domestic animal for example is a little patient and caring. she wouldn’t mind going hungry for her chicks to feed. often you see her guard her chicks with her feathers to prevent her foe, the hawk from preying on them. from this traits found in her, i easily cook up story about her.
Every one knows the tortoise has a funny and cunning look. Here in Africa if you play prank, you’ll be termed
Before writing about a particular animal in a story, i carry out detailed research on that animal behaviour; the dove for example is gentle and symbolizes honesty, the vulture; dirty and rude, the crab; bold to confront and in most time outsmart, dogs are friendly etc.
since i have good understanding of my characters, i just do my writing on my story note and transfer to the screen.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Already i have their traits in my head. i behave and act the way the hen would react for example to a hawk that threatens to carry her chick. In most times when i’m writing and demonstrating my characters, my friends make caricature of me. they laugh me to scorn and call me names like clown.
What advice would you give other writers?
Truth is that if you know what you are good in, don’t wait till you become perfect or thinking people wont appreciate your work, just start and before you know it you’ll grow perfect in it.
Today i sell my storybooks in schools in my locals and they so much appreciate the work i thought initial would not make wave. people call me on phone on a daily basis and compliment my work.
Do a good research and read other peoples work who are in the same genre with you. join groups on face book and chat with those authors on the same genre with you as well.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Well from the outset i gathered those folktales stories, i have always want people out there especially the whites to see a culture different from what they know. i often read more of myths and fairytales by different authors from Anderson to Neil Gaiman to Peter Sis, Walt Disney books and others. so i’m not naive about theirs. the fact that i really want other culture to see folktales with a different perspective motivated me to write.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
book publishing is taking a good shape and going more viral. formerly people read books more on hard copies but today, technology has changed the tide which means, there’s more ample opportunities for upcoming authors as tech knowledge would be on the increase. hence open room for both authors and readers.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: children and young adult book, folktales and bedtime stories
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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