One of my favorite types of books to read is a book that challenges the way you think. This applies to both fiction and nonfiction. For example, a fictional book may question the way relationships work. Meanwhile, nonfiction books will open up new ideas and questions you may never have thought to ask before. We’ve all asked the question, “Where did we come from?”. However, have all questions been asked and answered? Author Diondre Mompoint answers more questions about where we come from with a biochemical approach.
What answers does he have about being an author? Read more to find out.
What inspired you to write a book?
I’ve always wanted to write a book. I think it really came down to how and when? Well, it wasn’t until I started reading science books written by notable scholars. In 2021, I decided that it was time for me to do the same. I wanted to create the idea that anyone can write a book or anything they put their minds to. I was really inspired by other authors and my own doubt which led to the confidence in writing I have now.
Was there a book or author that you admired that played a role when developing your book?
Indeed, the author that admired me to write a book like I did was Dr. Michael Behe. He is the author of the book, “Darwin’s Black Book”. He is also most known for his idea of irreducible complexity and contributions to the ideas of intelligent design.
It is often said that in order to write something, you must believe in what you are writing. Do you agree with that?
Yes, I believe that your writing typical reflects whatever you’re going through at the time. While writing “A Paradoxical Life: Where Did We Come From?”, I whole-heartly believed my ideas had to be expressed. I wondered if there were other individual scientists or even the average person that questioned the origins of life in the unique way I did. With this burning question, I began to write and push what I believed in, with hopes of reaching people everywhere.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who write only when they feel inspired?
I have tried countless times to set a schedule and it almost never worked. I am the type of person to write when I feel the inspiration or ideas come to my head. When the inspiration is there, I write it down on paper, my whiteboard or anything I can get my hands on. Many times I would be out grocery shopping or playing with my cat Roman and have a brain blast moment. These brain blast moments get written down and then compiled into the creative books or articles you see that I write.
Tell us about your writing style, how is it different from other writers?
My writing is pretty open to your own interpretation. I like to paint a picture for the reader, and they are able to create many images in their head for what I may be writing. It is not your structured writing that many are used to. I believe my writing makes you think outside of the box rather than holding your hand through the reading(unless I’m explaining something complex in a scientific book). I do this type of writing in “A Paradoxical Life: Where Did We come From?” and the same will be done for my upcoming book, “A Galactic Freedom: The Story of Iwaju”. Though the genre of the two books differs, the writing style remains the same.
What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing? What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?
The hardest thing about writing is trying to not keep up with other authors in certain genres and expect the same outcome. Let’s be honest, we all want our work to be in the hands of others to enjoy the long hours that we put into our creative. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Getting the acknowledgment is hard and can sometimes discourage myself and other writers. However, the easy part of writing does help the hard part of it. The easy part of writing is getting enjoyment from it. Every time I pick up the book I wrote, it brings smiles to my face. I know this is my work of art and thoughts dumped onto a piece of paper; nothing is greater than that feeling.
Have you ever experienced “Writer’s Block”? How long do they usually last? Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
I’ve definitely had writer’s block. I would typically face this when I would schedule time to write. The best advice I have is to write when you have thoughts flowing and immediately write it down. “A Paradoxical Life: Where Did We Come From?” was not written in a day. It was produced over long and short periods of writing over time. It’s okay to take a small hiatus and have the ideas slowly come through.
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
I actually have a list!
1. Just write.
2. Even if you think what you’re writing would not make sense, there will always be someone out there that will understand.
3. Do not doubt yourself and continue writing.
Are you working on something new at the moment?
Yes, I am working on a new book called, “Galactic Freedom: The Story of Iwaju”. This is a unique sci-fi about a boy named Iwaju from the village of Ugundu. After participating in the village’s annual Tribe Men ceremonies, he finds himself lost in a forest and takes portals that travels to new worlds. In the first new world he is captured and voyages through the Unknown Seas of Man. He eventually takes a second portal to a world that seems appealing, but he struggles with identity, resentment and guilt. The year is now 6070 and he writes distant memories of his journey to this new world.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I would like to leave everyone with a quote. This is left in the preface of my book and for future books: “Keep your vibrational frequencies higher and your doubts even lower.”
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