Shattering the Food Pyramid – Author Dennis Karuri (An Interview)

Where are you from?

Originally, I am from Kenya but currently I reside in the United Kingdom.

Why do you write? 

It allows me to share my knowledge and help those who are coming after me be better off than I was. In terms of writing fiction, I just have a story that must come out.

What do you write about? 

Everything and everything. Fiction wise I write about time travel.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Not so much. No.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

Research as I want to get everything correct as in this day and age everything is fact checked.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

Thank you!

How long have you been writing?

Fiction – since I was 18 and non-fiction since this year.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

When I read DJ Machale and Connie Willlis.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I start and can’t stop until I can’t then take a few days break to refresh then get back at it.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I listen to music to get a feel of how I want a chapter to turn out.

How long does it take to write a book?

A few months.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Write the worst book you can. That being done the fear of being a bad writer goes away as you can go up from there.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Getting my characters to stay on script.

What do you think makes a good story?

Good characters that are relatable. And non-fiction wise good flow.

What does your family think of your writing? 

They love it.

Do you see writing as a career?

No, I do not. I can’t disclose what I do for work though.

Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

Thank you for picking up my book.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I published my first fiction.


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