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The People Who Write Questionnaire: Morowa Yejide

Morowa Yejide is the author of Time of the Locust_peoplewhowrite

Morowa Yejide’s novel Time of the Locust was released June 10, 2014


If your life (so far) were a book, what would the title be?
The Alchemist.

What is the greatest story ever told?
Book of the Dead.

Who is the greatest literary character ever created?
Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying.

Which living or dead writer would you most like to share a meal with?
Toni Morrison.

What is your favorite word right now?
Absurd.

What word has always looked or sounded strange to you?
Kitsch.

How many words have you written today?
One million (in my mind).

Where have you had your most exhilarating writing experience?
The tub.

What is the thing about writing that you most deplore?
My typing fingers can’t always keep pace with my thoughts.

What is the thing about writing that you most love?
It lets me travel, explore, and discover.

What stereotype about writers have you found to be true?
We’d rather not talk.

What’s the biggest misconception about writers/writing?
That a muse comes down from somewhere to whisper words in your ear when really it’s just you, the blank screen, and the work of filling it.

What’s the one thing no one would ever guess about you from reading your writing?
That I’m sometimes interrupted by my children and/or my husband, or the day to day of life – no cabin and crackling fire here.

Purchase Morowa Yejide‘s Time of the Locust today.

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One response to “The People Who Write Questionnaire: Morowa Yejide

  1. Pingback: 90 Writers Spotlighted in the 2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlists | people who write

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