Sparkle Writers, are you ready for today’s #WriterSpotlight series?
Omobola Falolu is our guest for today and we love that she ignored all her fears and she is building her writing career. You would love this interview.
Hello Omobola please introduce yourself
My name is Falolu Omobola Marian, a graduate of biochemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-iwoye Ogun State, the first child from the family of seven, an indigene of Ogun State but I reside in Lagos with my parents. I’m self employed.
How long have you been writing for and what have you learnt in these years?
It’s over a year but all along I never saw myself as a writer until late last year and I’ve learnt that what you’re not you’re not! We can’t force some things into being and I’ve learnt never to give up.
What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
I can’t remember any for now but I’ve always known that writing isn’t given to all and the power of language goes as far as saving lives
Where do you get inspiration from?
Almost everything inspires me, the things I see, hear, do, people around… But my major source of inspiration is God.
You seem to love sharing your work on Instagram, what inspired this?
Sharing my work on Instagram took a whole lot of courage. I got to a point in my life where I didn’t just want to keep filling the pages of my notebook alone but also bless lives with it. It was at this point I started sharing my write-ups. I had my fears but I wasn’t going to allow it have its way.
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
I would give up fear and procrastination
Apart from writing, what are your other hobbies?
I love singing
Have you ever been rejected as a writer, if yes please tell us about it.
No, I’ve never been rejected as a writer.
What is your ultimate dream as a writer?
My ultimate dream as a writer is to bless lives, make people understand that there’s more to life than the pain and the terrible experiences they’ve at some point encountered, and that we can only make it together.
How has your writing evolved over the years, did you do anything specific to make improvements? If yes, please share with us.
I became a reader. I never loved reading, somehow books were just boring to me but overtime it changed, I got better at it, gave my heart to it, penned down new words, and consciously checked my dictionary, and Merriam Webster dictionary game has really helped also
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?
I would be a doctor, the kind that heals the emotional part of people