For all the exciting young writers and authors currently in Nigeria, Sally Kenneth Dadzie is a remarkable lady that has caught the attention of many, especially with her recent record-breaking feat on okadabooks. Sally has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Sociology from the University of Abuja and she is married with two lovely kids.
For all the exciting young writers and authors currently in Nigeria, Sally Kenneth Dadzie is a remarkable lady that has caught the attention of many, especially with her recent record-breaking feat on okadabooks.
Sally has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Sociology from the University of Abuja and she is married with two lovely kids. Inspired by life, human beings and real situations, Sally Kenneth Dadzie runs a blog where she writes and is also the author of four e-books – The Fish Brain Series, The Fourth Finger, Novocaine Knights and It’s Another Saturday.
Talking on her journey as a writer…
For Sally, writing has always been a part of her as she started writing a long time ago as a teenager but actually didn’t think it was anything or that there was much to it and it took her some years down the line, which was during her University days to give it a go. Somehow, that was not enough inspiration for her as she stopped writing again before finally picking it up in 2011.
The okadabooks record-breaking author specializes in romance stories with a bit of thriller, reality and intrigue depending on the muse. But a comment she made that caught our attention is: “I also discovered that there’s a huge market in romance. If we must make a name in writing, we must write what people are reading.” Hence, her decision to write more of romance stories.
Unlike many other writers who are familiar with the term ‘writer’s block’ and how to come out of it, Sally doesn’t believe in any of that. ”I don’t believe in writer’s block, so I can’t advise on how to come out of it. But just in case a writer finds that they are in a situation that makes writing hard or almost impossible, they should chip at said block, word by word, never putting the pen down. Breaks are okay but all obstacles should be done with,” she said.
To the issue that leaves most writers frustrated – Compensation.
Sally highlights two major points – content and marketing. According to her, “Those two go hand in hand. Find out what people want to read, write it beautifully and then market it.” Also ensure your writing contains a lot of intrigues and twists to keep your readers till the end and even yearning for more.
You can read this article where she talked extensively about how writers can make money from writing.
Finally she touched on the okadabooks best selling single author record saying she never had it planned out. “But my aim, generally, was to write a story worth reading, and I think I did just that.” Adding that if there was anything she had the opportunity to say to budding writers it would be: “Don’t stop writing!”