His book – Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence was born out of his personal experience after making his way out of a decade long wandering in the financial wilderness. According to Brian Tracy, Author, The Way to Wealth “This book shows you how to take complete control of your financial life, get out of debt, and achieve all your goals.”
Usiere is a rookie marathoner, wannabe sky diver and believes in living life without limits. Usiere lives in Lagos Nigeria and is happily married with a lovely son and daughter.
What inspires you to write?
I have always loved writing, have dreamt of becoming a bestselling author way back in high school. After having found my way after having wandered in the financial wilderness for 15 odd years, I knew I finally had a story to tell, to tell freedom. Having a message inspires me to keep writing
Tell us about your writing process.
I set goals but often the word do not come at the level I desire. I try to get into a certain state (has to do with energy level actually) where I can knock of four chapters or more at a sitting. Each time I feel tired, I tend to procrastinate or get stuck in endless re-write. But when I get into that state of flow, I can move mountains.
I start with the table of contents, sketch the chapters and then take it one at a time in no particular sequence. After the first draft is all done, I look at the logical flow from one chapter to the other, and reshuffle as required until it feels just right (as my 8 year old daughter would say)
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Get it off your chest and then come back to edit. Go with the flow anytime it hits. Keep reading, keep learning, keep growing. Keep believing in yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I needed to retain control because of my unique writing style with a dose of humor. I read of authors who did not recognize their work when it came back. I wanted to work with an editor who will retain my voice rather than one that would seek to make me in his own image. It paid off handsomely.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe we are in for a period of turbulence as poorly edited works gets dumped on hapless reader, but the good stuff will eventually rise to the top. The future is bright for authors who are willing to pay the price in writing a good book and promoting their works. The print market may witness more contraction as more readers migrate to the eBook format
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
business, money management, personal finance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print