Poet and Author, Elisha EB Bala
1. Introduce yourself.
My name is Elisha EB Bala. I am a published poet, a writer and a public speaker. I speak in both secular and religious gatherings. I am a graduate of Theology and I am presently working as a pastor with Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) here in Nigeria. Art is basically what defines everything I do. It's my major medium for communicating ideas and thoughts.
2. What is your title such as author, writer, poet, novelist, etc.?
A poet and a writer.
3. What is the title of your bestselling book, new release, or upcoming book?
PROXY is the title of my new book.
4. Have you won any awards, certificates, or special honors for your books?
I have received numerous certificates for anthologies and have been nominated by different awarding bodies, few of which are JOGAMA Green Awards and Kingdom Awards.
5. What are your hobbies when you’re not writing?
When I'm not writing, I am making music. I can play some instruments like the bass guitar, the keyboard and flute.
6. When did you first develop passion for writing?
Writing has been a thing for me since childhood. But my first attempt to make it a professional drive was in 2013. I wrote my first draft that year and never published it. I still look at the draft and laugh, seeing how much I have grown.
7. What advice would you give new authors in the upcoming age?
One advice I would give is every writing should be backed by a purpose. A reason for which the words were birthed. Without purpose, writing becomes shots without aim and direction. Secondly, every writer should know his/her audience. It's very important. It controls the manner and approach of every script.
8 What is your view on writing, literature, and language?
Writing for me is like eternal life. Even when the writer dies, his written words keep him talking to many generations. Literature is the mother of art. It gives meaning to every creativity man can master.
9 Share the links to your books, pages, blogs, and/or websites.
Book Title: PROXY
Author: Elisha EB Bala
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