About Hanifah Walidah:
Hanifah Walidah is an award-winning musician, filmmaker, playwright, teaching artist and entrepreneur. In her 20-year career, she has written and performed in several plays and musicals and produced multiple arts festivals and workshops. She produced and directed the award-winning documentary U People and is a practicing teaching artist in the US. Her career began in the early 90’s as a pivotal figure in the then emerging spoken word scene in New York City. During that time, she also conceived and operated the first-ever online Hip Hop magazine called Guillotine. She is currently the lead singer of an electro soul group called St.Lo. Otherwise, she loves serving the creative and maker communities with her e-books, blog posts and marketing services.
What inspires you to write?
I enjoy getting lost in time when sharing my thoughts on page. Sharing is learning, releasing and receiving at the same time. I was inspired to write this book after a horrible night of anxiety attacks. I wrote it for myself and realized I wasn’t alone. This bitty ebook reminds me of what is possible and what I am possible of doing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use to write when only necessary, school, work, etc. I didn’t start enjoying the practice of writing everyday until made the desire of sharing overwhelmed me. The joy of sitting and editing my thoughts is like curating bits of myself for prosperity.
What advice would you give other writers?
It can’t be said enough. Read and write everyday.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Amazon provided the platform to make it easy.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will take a bit of time, but book publishing with follow music and better empower self-publishers, not just with online platforms but with the prestige that is usually associated with traditional presses.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: self-help, marketing for artists
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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