Write On! interviews writer Ehinaaya Destiny.
Ehinaaya currently lives in London. His passion for writing stemmed from heartbreak. Within that drowning pain, self-love was found. Writing poetry and short stories is what keeps his passion for writing thoroughly fed.
WO: How would you describe your writing to someone new to it?
ED: Relatable, I hope!
WO: Can you tell us a bit about your latest book, The Essence Of Heartbreak?
ED: The Essence Of Heartbreak is a collection of poetry and uplifting quotes, which unapologetically delves into all facets of love: self-love, embracing pain and loving unconditionally.
WO: What inspired you to write in the first place, and what inspires you now?
ED: What inspired me to write was initially down to heartbreak. Writing was simply therapeutic, cliché as it may sound. What inspired me now is to become the kind of writer that even non-readers will love as they are being gripped by the captivating words!
WO: The current issue of Write On! explores the theme ‘Writing With Wonder’ – creating stories that fuel the imagination. With that in mind, how do you weave wonder into your writing?
ED: I try to always write from a place of relatability. Once I make that the focus, my aim in storytelling is to my readers’ eyes refrain from blinking.
WO: What one piece of advice would you give an aspiring writer?
ED: Write from the heart.
WO: Question from Twitter user: @madeleinefwhite – Have you ever had writers block and, if so, how did you overcome it?
ED: Normally, I just close my laptop and watch something on YouTube, then resume the next day. Seems to do the trick!
WO: Can you tell us anything about future projects?
ED: I am currently writing a short story collection.
WO: Lastly, if you could choose one fictional animal/creature to be a pet or companion, who would it be and why?
ED: I would choose to be Rafiki from The Lion King. Knowledgeable and crazily absurd!
You can connect with Ehinaaya on Facebook: .facebook.com/ehinaayapoet
The Essence of Heartbreak is available to buy from: amazon.co.uk/Essence-Heartbreak-Ehinaaya-Destiny-ebook/dp/B07WJBLR73
I try to always write from a place of relatability. Once I make that the focus, my aim in storytelling is to make my readers’ eyes refrain from blinking.