Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Author Interview with Amani Nigia Williams

Today I have the honor of interviewing and introducing you to Author Amani Nigia Williams

LaToya: Hi Amani, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Amani:  I am a fifteen-year old student enrolled at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. I reside with both of my parents and I am an active member at Life Eternal Ministries.

LaToya: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Amani:  My ambition for my writing career is to get my poetry book to go big.

LaToya: Which writers inspire you?
Amani: I inspired myself to start writing poetry.

LaToya: What are you working on at the minute?
Amani: I am not working on anything at the moment.

LaToya: What genre are your books and why?
Amani: My genre is poetry because I like to read and write poetry.

LaToya: In 10 words or less can you create a quote that describes you and your writing?
Amani: I enjoy writing poetry and spreading peace.

LaToya: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
Amani: It’s a poetry book so there is no leading role.

LaToya: When did you decide to become a writer?
Amani: I decided to become a writer in April for the poetry slam at the main library.

LaToya: Do you write full-time or part-time?
Amani: I write in my free time at home after school.

LaToya: Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
Amani:  No, it’s just something I start to feel or something I do when I am bored.

LaToya: Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
Amani:  No, I just go with the flow.

LaToya: Where do your ideas come from?
Amani:  My ideas come from my head and what I feel at the moment.

LaToya: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
Amani:  I just go wherever an idea takes me.

LaToya: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
Amani: My poems have matured over the years from my preteen poems to my teen poems.

LaToya: What is the hardest thing about writing?
Amani: The hardest thing about writing is finishing a poem.

LaToya: What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
Amani:   The hardest thing about writing my book was thinking about what to write and coming up with a title.

LaToya: What is the easiest thing about writing?
Amani: The easiest thing about writing is getting an idea.

LaToya: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Amani: It took me about nine months to finish my poetry book.

LaToya: Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Amani: I see myself being a junior in college in five years’ time working on my bachelor’s degree.

LaToya: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Amani: I would tell my younger self to be strong and confident.

LaToya: Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Amani: I would like to meet President Barack Obama because he is the first black president.  

LaToya: If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Amani: I would chose The Giver because the book is really interesting and has a good story line and was also made into a movie.

LaToya: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Amani: I would say to aspiring writers to keep up the good work and to stay motivated to follow their dreams and SPREAD THE PEACE.

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Thank you very much Amani for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.


  1. Replies
    1. You are most welcome it was and honor and Amani is welcomed to stop by anytime.