Exclusive Interview with

Sadiyyah

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When did you start writing?

3 years ago

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What makes writing your passion?

I wanted to share my story in hopes that I could encourage and inspire people with like mine to become a survivor of sexual abuse rather than a victim

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How long have you been writing?

Since 10th grade. I started with poems.

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

I was excited and I felt accomplished

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I chose to write my biography because I wanted people with stories like mine to see the courage I had to publicly expose my predator.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

Getting an unfair contract

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I've never had it

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

I keep going because I've received stories great people I've inspired to be a survivor. Knowing that I've helped so many people makes me want to continue reaching out to more victims

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

I would tell myself hold on and don't give up because what was meant to stop you or harm you will one day help you be victorious.

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

Yes and I haven't had a bad one yet

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

I'm very happy

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Yes

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

Sadiyyah because I wrote the story about my life.

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

I think they are equally important but the cover is how people choose your book to read so the cover is definitely important.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

Yes I connect with them and yes I would chat with them.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I feel inspired to write more books. I also feel grateful and honored.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

R l stine.
Because I love scary stories

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

I'm hoping to big as mrs. Mcmillan

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

No

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

No one

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