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TLOP Interviews Charles David


Progress always energises a writer, but it is also undoubtedly that without commitment and originality, a writer can never excel.” Charles David

What is your name, where are you from and what are your hobbies?

 My father David, considered ‘Charles’ a good name for me and by excellent good fortunes, i truly have gained the blessings this name revolves with, as he also attached ‘Ogbeche’ to identify our native Ijegu-Yala, under the aboriginal tribes of Cross River State, Nigeria. I was born 18th September, 1998 in Borno, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
From the thresholds, I’ve grown up developing my dreams to become a simple crony with a potential skill that helps people and encourage them in a positive way. I rolled on successfully until i found computing a great skill acquire and writing became an early passion for me to explore and realise. Although studying Computer Science is what I hope make a profession, then writing comes as something to get by.
These are my highest scores of Hobs. Majorities definitely comes first in every count of necessity. Under the breathe of Computer Science and Writing, there are residues I learnt, some other skills that aren’t so minor but periodically required. This makes me boyant and not left off for the devil’s appeal.

How did growing up as a writer looked like for you?

As a writer, life in its rounded ways must have you employed to inventing and composing sets of expedient experience and proper fictions in a written account. I properly stepped into writing in 2018 when I fell into an unimaginable trouble, I just spilled them and stored. Actually, a friend talked me into developing my writing habit, after a long check on my works. Wherefore he advised me, but it was before I’ve written some crazy stuffs. Having all this writings together, I bought the idea to grow and fell into the writing wand. Seriously, writing is almost spiritual because setting the reflexive thought in a literary way to become a reality is like giving existence to what does not live. Growing up as a writer, with the efforts I’m happy to have laid positively within the literary circles and at worldwide transient variation, I always feel zealous, happy and definitely keen, welcoming new ideas and exploring them.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

All aforementioned tends to yield me valuable feedback with pure and hearty happiness, thanksgiving and elevation, whenever I share my works. Progress always energises a writer, but it is also undoubtedly that without commitment and originality, a writer can never excel. It’ll be an absolute trick of time, a delusion and/or fallacy of false show. ‘Art’ is ought to be adorned with divine reverence and paid with sincere abstract of ‘Truth’ and ‘Justice’. And before putting this abreast, the focus and study generates energy that help realise the ideas that are only existing in the mind. This is simply how I design my visions and originally implement them as mine. And it tends to provide reasons why readers and fellow writers follow me. Hence, the only exhausting moment I face while writing is when I’m supposed to sleep. Its like a contract for me, and I don’t joke the schedules of my contracts. Secondly, an uncomfortable environment and unbalanced state of mind. All these does not supply me enough pathos. Every attempt of framing a thought becomes jeopardised by either noise, temperature or an area of recent incident that always brings a second thought.

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

No, not at all. Performing a social role is a favourable norm for most actors and writers who thinks a famous personality bears their names, I would have done that if I had one, but its just certainly not my take. I think I’ve a perfect name, and Pseudonym, maybe later.

How did publishing your first book (If you have any) change your process of writing?

I’ve no books on the bookstores I authored. But I’ve got three books I’m working on ‘The Keenest Lessons’, ‘Grow To Your Potentials’ and a collection of poetry. The Keenest Lessons will come first as debut story for a life changing and intuitive structuring. They will be published 2021 and I believe allot of people would have a share of its impression. This will definitely change my writing skills, distinctly. An enhancement of viewing vary ideas and translating them into literary terms and tenets will surely become actual and by its feedbacks, I will have a living presence. Becoming an author isn’t an easy task, but when you find it easy, then it is indeed over you. It gives happiness, continued success and wide range of reach, people of different denominations, reading, revising and celebrating your book. I hope to see all those when am published.

What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

I’m a multi-genre writer, nothing living or dead passes without motivating me to indict. I have piled projects to work on within 2021 and 2023, and all this works includes fictions and nonfiction, those of horror stories, love tales and crime characters. Its all possible by way of intuitions and deliverance, comprising of psychological or philosophical datum. I’m a human, there’s tendency to love, hate, terrify,  cruise and commit cruelties. All this can probably be conveyed through characters and scenes in a set down manner (literarily) without actually being done. So, I find ample inspirations in this that if should be set down literarily, people will avoid the uncertainties conveyed and cling to its beneficial parts to existence. In a roundup, anything capable of providing commonsense and even complicating sense as mysteries.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Well I only recently published my first book so I don’t have that many reviews. If in the future I ever get a bad review I won’t take it any way because everyone has their own opinion about things and not everyone will like what I write.

What inspires you to write?

Writings are actually portrayed to bring significant changes and the vary view of life in a simple account that’s presentable and reasonable. I expect this qualities to reach my book readers at a moderate impression.

How do you expect your book (If you have any) to connect with your readers?

Story twist. This aspect of writing is a good trap for my fumble. It tends a very herculean task for me to put down. Anyway, in my short story writings, I’ve rarely included story twisting. To this: I’m still trying to master.

What was your hardest scene to write in one of your books (If you have any)?

Well, finding the words to say exactly what I want to say or express how I feel can be difficult at times.

Why should I purchase your book (If you have any)?

It is necessary only for whom finds it necessary. We keep learning and reading, not to become the bravest or play a patronage role to others, but to meet the simple needs of intelligence, More also, to be capable of overcoming life’s contradictions.



Do you want each of the book you write (If you have any) to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

Indeed, all my works stands alone for now. The connections would be introduced only for a particular subject in the future.

What do you believe are the common traps for aspiring writers?

First of all is plagiarism. What they failed to understand is that, the work of experience writers, whom they find inspiration from, are rightfully theirs. Art is about creating original views and opinions that are realised by oneself. Taking someone’s opinions and views, combined with the glory that comes after the impression that working can be a bad record for aspiring writers, except they have their own works and receive the glory.
Secondly is the hunt for appreciation and honor. It isnt cool. Aspiring writers are like budding plants, while advanced writers are like bearing tress. An aspiring writer can be uprooted by any slight mistake with inappropriate articulation. But an advanced writer knows when and how to twist writings and it becomes a celebrating fact, originally created by themselves. Mentoring them only assures backup and guidance from misappropriation. But yet, most aspiring writers don’t have their mentor’s connection for good guidance, they instead copy and paste, hunting for literary platforms to honor and review their works, which comes as plagiarism. An aspiring writer should scale over this trap of desires, it can damage his/her ability to create independently.
Thirdly is positivity. An aspiring writer should be zealous, positive and transparent. Nobility is the highest order of anyone marked by distinct personality. An aspiring writer pick on offensive and/or negative topics like ‘Rape Is Not A Crime’, supporting campaigns that harm people and disregarding cowriters. Just like everyone has a point to discuss, everyone also feels unique, therefore appreciating each other’s work is a blessing without disguise.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

My early days of writing have brought me to this present point. Starting from the threshold, I never believed I could count authoring and coauthoring as a part of my writing engagement. I’m so happy because i can look back to those common senses developed from scratch and attest to my advancement and present level of experience in the literary circle.
Hearty thanks to TLOP and her entire team, for this descriptive interview questions. Hopefully, literature can be truly that which we’re brooding to become in the keenest way.