An Interview with Author Christopher Maureen Amarachi

  • When did you discover your love for writing?
    I discovered my love for writing in the year 2011. I didn’t know how to start though, I thought, the inspiration and motivation to write was something magical. I wasn’t a reader but I had great passion for writing and that’s keep me going.
  • What drives you to write or who inspires you?
    Everything inspires me to write. Images, environment, feelings, books and most especially, my pen. It is so sickly that at the sight of a pen and a book, the urge for writing boils in me like a magma and until I write, I may fall ill.(chuckles)
  • Do you like reading? If yes, please tell us about your favourite authors and books?
    Like I said I wasn’t an avid reader but now I can’t spend a whole day without reading.  I make sure to read for at least, 30 minutes. A man isn’t only dead when he stops breathing and his eyes are shot; but also the moment he conceives to stop reading, he becomes dead. I love my e-library and its collection above all I love my personal admiring authors.
  • What do you prefer writing – poetry/short stories/prose and why ?                                                                                          Well, I love to pen down them, all to the fullest.  But, in order of preference, I think Poetry comes first.
    Yeah. I love poetry because it is a concise way of pouring out your feelings and emotions using plain or figurative scribbles in lettered form. This means that, a four line poem can tell the world about what you feel.
  • What’s your thoughts on storytelling platforms or open mic? Have you every participated in them.                                Yes! I’m actually a spoken word artist and a story teller. It really takes creativity to carry a large crowd from the present world into the world of fantasy. I love open mic presentations and readings; it opens you more from your shell into public speaking.
  • Every month there are so many calls for the anthology, how you choose the anthology?
    Thank you. I choose to participate in anthologies, if the theme or book cover entices me. This means, some themes, lower your morale to think and write while some, rises your morale immediately.
  • How you come across “Voices From The Society” Anthology?

    I came across Voices from the Society directly from Dr. Sweta Kumari. I think she’s now my ink friend and sister. I wish to meet her someday.

  • Do you have any near plans for writing your full-length novel? Or tell us about your upcoming novel?
    Yes. I’ve always dreamt of that. I’ll be honoured if it’s dream come true.
  • Apart from writing, what other things you prefer doing?
    Well, I’m not a person that can get along with other chorus easily, all I love doing is reading and writing. It’s fun for me.
  • Do you have any message for your readers?
    Yes, I do. To all my readers and followers out there, I really appreciate your criticisms and encouragements, it has built and moulded me. I hereby, urge you all to be writers because, I have a dream just like Nelson Mandela that, one day, writers will rule the world.
  • What’s your message to budding/ aspiring writers?
    To all who wish to start and see their scribbles written and read all over the world, it takes nothing. It is not magical. Get a writing mentor, physically or online, get your pen and joys, read good and inspiring books and… You’re good to go.
  • Lastly, how was your experience working with us?
    It was really great. I love their speed, accuracy and agility. Blessings from Amara Christa in Nigeria.

So that was Christopher Maureen Amarachi . Thank you for taking out time and interacting with us.
Wishing her good luck in all her future writings

— Interviewed by Aditi Srivastava.