About Mansu Edwards:
Mansu Edwards is a prolific artist who continually challenges art forms with boldness and creativity. He delights in using autonomous monikers to signify a transformative experience when engaging in innovative artistic creations. In 2016, Mr. Edwards produced, wrote and directed his first short film, "Texting In New York City". A work inspired from people's responses to the street marketing of its paperback (text) edition. Later on during the year due to positive feedback from the Harlem Writer's Group in regards to the movie script, he released a literary screenplay version of "Texting In New York City". A film trailer would soon follow. Past works by Mr. Mansu include; The Disappearance of Hate (2009), Mental Diet (2010,2011), Biscuits And Yogurt Vol. 1 (2014), Texting In New York City (2014,2016), Vertical Algebra (2016), Exotic Ignorance Ignorance: Ep. 8 Camouflage Pizza, Emojis Vs. Punctuation Marks: Battle Of The Keyboard (2018). He has appeared on D.U.H Podcasts, The Authors Show, Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Max And Natalie LIVE! and several podcasts including: The Citizen Heroes, Julio And Dr. Chan, The Curious World Of Vandal Truong, Lawrence J. King's Book Talk Radio and Let's Talk Books With Lady Essence. He's currently working on a multitude of book projects.
What inspires you to write?
Life, people or specific challenges that I’m experiencing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write when I have an idea. Or I write in the morning or evening. I do my best not to force the process. But, I do my best to be consistent.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. Sometimes there’s a power struggle between my characters and I. It’s a mental battle. I hear the dialogue and write or type it in my tablet. Sometimes I juggle through the dialogue. And choose the one that’s the most impactful.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell writers to do their best to write everyday. Always have the mindset to improve your craft and skill set. Challenge yourself and do your best to make you stand out from other writers. I learned that you have to continually immerse yourself in new experiences and not be afraid to change a strategy for new book releases or for one that doesn’t work.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self publish because I prefer being independent and controlling my destiny. I like to be instrumental in the marketing, promotion and design process. I would advise new authors to explore different platforms for promoting your book. It makes you less reliant on one source of income and gives your product the ability to reach more consumers.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing will continue to face disruption. I believe the platforms will expand to streamline distribution and to make creation easier.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: experimental fiction, science fiction, literary, drama, action
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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