Fam🥰💃, it’s been a beautiful week over here. How was your week, too? Any gist for me?😂 I will be waiting to hear it. So, this week, we are doing something great and different. It’s an interview with a fantastic author, Tope Omotosho. Come, with me.
Meet Tope Omotosho
Tope Omotosho is a believer in Jesus Christ. She aims at writing His heart and is interested in pleasing Him first. She is a wife and mother of two. She’s an author and is passionate about impacting the world through her thought-provoking stories and bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.
Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life.
TemidayoRiches: Yaay💃. You know so much about her already. Let’s dive into the interview.😁
If you have read any of Tope Omotosho’s books, you will agree with me that she does her research well.
Question: What kind of research do you do and how long do you spend researching before you write?
Tope Omotosho: Smiles. I research by reading and surfing the internet. While writing Love Me Again I had to purchase a book and I had like twenty or more tabs open on my laptop to check and cross-check information I found. Have different people’s views on it and collate all that to have an idea of how my characters should be like.
I usually spend an hour or so before writing but the research never stops. There’s always an I to dot and at to cross. So I’ll say the research goes on till the end of the book.
TemidayoRiches: Wow. That’s great. Writing sure requires research. Thanks for putting in the work to give us masterpieces.
Question : How do you pick names for your characters?
Tope Omotosho: Well, I like to look up names. And sometimes when I meet new people I tend to ask them the meaning of their names and tell them to spell it for me. But I explain to them that I’m an author and I might use their name in a book. Also, I need to feel that the name connects with the character.
TemidayoRiches: This is amazing. Writers should take note of this, too. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Question: Who are some of your favourite authors?
Tope Omotosho: Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Nicole Deese, T.L Gray, Becky Wade… The list goes on.
Question: When did you know you wanted to become a writer and how did you begin the journey?
Tope Omotosho: I didn’t always know I would be a writer. I didn’t know ten years ago that I would be doing this. I had a blog and I was content with writing articles and blog stories. All I wanted to do was let my blog, www.lifegodandlove.com, get more exposure. I knew I wanted to write Christian content but I wasn’t so sure about writing a novel because I didn’t know how to go about it. I was still trying to get the hang of writing and the thought of writing a novel of so many thousand words looked like a huge amount of work.
But down the line, things changed and I wrote the first edition of ‘With These Shoes I Thee Wed’. It felt great finishing a book. But there was still a lot of work to be done on it.
TemidayoRiches: Every beautiful thing starts somewhere. Thanks for taking the blog series a step further.
Question: You have created many wonderful characters, can you tell us which character impacted you the most?
Tope Omotosho: Smiles. Tahira. She may be a fictional character, but I’m amazed at her strength.
TemidayoRiches : Wow. Tahira is indeed full of strength. Thank you for taking time out for this interview. It was impactful.
Tope Omotosho: My pleasure
Fam, thanks for reading. I’m sure you learnt one or two things. Also, if you haven’t read any of Tope’s books, go get them right away. You will be glad you did.🥰
Love Me Again is the latest and I’ve been having a nice time with the characters. I’ll share the review with you when I’m done. You can get Tope Omotosho’s books on Bambooks, Okadabooks and Amazon.