An Interview with Author SY Asad

Sy Asad, born in Philadelphia and raised in Houston, is a published author, freelance writer, songwriter as well as entrepreneur. As a child she escaped through books and reading was one of her favorite things to do. She wrote her first song at seven years old and she also won many awards performing poetry. Seeing the impact words, hers and others, had on people; she knew writing was something she wanted to be involved in heavily.

● Where are you from?
Born in Philadelphia, Raised in Houston and
Reside in GA

● Why do you write?
It’s part of my mission in life.

● What do you write about?
I’ve written two self-help books, a how-to
book, and a fictional children story.

● Do you have a specific writing style?
I just write from the heart

● What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Of course life can have it’s own challenges so authors must stay focused and motivated enough to finish their book.

● Whats the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your
That she read excerpts of my book to her daughters.

● How long have you been writing?
Since I was a young girl. I wrote my first song at 7 years old.

● When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
When I was young and realized how my words could affect people’s emotions.

● What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
I plan my writing according to my daily schedule and keep a digital notepad near me so if I get randomly inspired I can type the words to myself and edit it later.

● What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I write like I’m talking to a close friend.

● How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or
It truly depends. I have a book called, “ How to Write A Book in 24 Hours.”

● Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Worry less and Write More.

● What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your
Any writer can come across writer’s block. If that is an issue for you check out my book “ Write Your Book in 24 Hours” or my webinar

● What do you think makes a good story?
Something written that readers from different backgrounds, age groups and genders can read and appreciate.

● What does your family think of your writing?
They’re not surprised. They are supportive.

● Do you see writing as a career?
Yes I do. I see it as a passion and a career.

● Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
I am creating a non-profit called Books For Betterment and I have a webinar called “How To Write A Book That Sells” available at

● When did you first consider yourself a writer? When I wrote my first
song and performed it at my mom’s wedding reception.

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