My name is Anjar Samuel I was born and raised in Philadelphia Pa, I believe with hardwork and dedication anything can be achieved. Education: Simpson Flesisher Art School Graduate. Awards: Rookie of the year Philadelphia Poetry Slam.
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always had a passion for art every since I was a little boy that combined with my witty thinking of life and my personality inspired me to start writing I discovered at a very young age that when I spoke people listened whether they liked what I was saying or didn’t like what I was saying they listened and that’s what made me begin to write.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
My favorite things to read as a boy would hands down be comic books I’m a big marvel and dc fan so probably comic books.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
The hardest thing about writing a book to me would be dedicating the necessary undivided attention to the book alot of times other duties and obligations pull you out of your creative zone alot but as a professional its not a hard thing to manage any more.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
I don’t really do any research now if I’m writing on a specific piece that may require me to do some then it gets done but most of my work it’s straight from the center of me.
What motivated you to write the book “23”?
What motivated me to write 23! Wow great question lol well I’ve always dreamed of having my art commercial and having fans and supporters so as stated earlier in the interview I’ve always been a artist and loved doing it art wasn’t just a hobby to me I also wanted it to be my career so I decided to start working on 23 literally a few months after my beautiful daughter was born because it was one the happiest moments in my life I said hey I’m 22 years old I have been creating art my whole life time to change this hobby of mine into a career so I begin brainstorming different poems and social issues that were going on and begin to write and decided to drop it the following year on my daughter’s first birthday and when I turned 23.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “23”?
23 is a must read it truly allows the reader to see into my mindset and how I view life and certain issues it’s also very educational and also entertaining it allows the readers to sit and marinate about the poems and hopefully they learn something that they can apply to themselves or people they know who may be going through those issues it truly is a very strong project with powerful messages that sometimes don’t want to get addressed for various reasons one being know one wants to address the elephant in the room anymore but see that’s what I’m in this game to do!.
How did you come up with the idea of writing poetry anthology genre book?
I decided to write poetry because you can express your self so freely whether it be 1 word or 20,000 words super cool genre..
Who are your favourite authors?
J.K. Rowling, and Myself!
How much time do you dedicate to writing on a daily basis?
Honestly I’m constantly thinking of things to write all day! Now if it’s just a regular day I spend about a half and hour or one just jotting down all my ideas and lines but if I’m working on a specific piece or project I would say maybe half a day making sure it’s well thought out and my best!.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
My words of wisdom to aspiring artist is don’t stop chasing your dream and once you reach your dream no matter what it is realize those who helped you get to your dreams and those who are waiting at the finish line to benefit.