Who is the wordsmith?
The Wordsmith is a young guy who likes writing among other things, passionate about music and takes inspiration from literally anything around him.
How and when did you start writing?
I started writing as young boy, but I didn’t know what exactly I was doing. Like I really would write stories that were sort of “inappropriate” for my age- like stories for people older than me, not the kind my age mates would want/ enjoy reading. So I can’t say that my writing evolved, it’s pretty much been the way it is now. So then I played it down and finally started writing in 2016 that is form three. My French became good, like I could finally express myself so I started writing romance in French cause; you know it’s not called the love language for nothing. It was easy. Then slowly I eased into English romance, Christian poetry, and then literally anything
Tell me about Jordiewordsmith BlogSpot
The blog. It’s a blog that seeks to point out the obvious, which sometimes is not that obvious. You know, there are things that happen in the young Christian’s life- obvious to them but the blog gives an external perspective. Making the word of God practical in the life of the young Christian.
What is your greatest challenge so far
Juggling between school and art. I would want to venture more into performance arts but with my schedule at school, it gets hectic sometimes and I feel like I’m not doing enough.
What drives you to write?
Nothing really drives me per se, I just write. Bored? Psyched? Feeling good? Feeling bad? Little matter, I write.
How would your friends describe you? A flirt, hard to define. But in all honesty, that’s like the views of like two people. I really don’t know how they would describe me.
Between writing and performing poetry, which one do you enjoy the most and why
Depends on the piece. Performance poetry is good when I want the audience to get a specific picture, but if I want the audience to create their own picture, relate with the piece on a personal level, writing works better. But I prefer performance cause then, my narcissistic self gets to see the impact I’m making, as it happens.
Have you ever considered quitting?Considered quitting? Poetry, no. Writing on the blog, yes. Poetry is part of who I am so the thought can’t even get to my head, but the blog, it’s not for me, so sometimes I’ve considered calling quits.
Who do you look up to?
Mufasa- great writer, awesome stage presence, great all-round guy.
Spiderman or batman
Spiderman or batman? Both. It’s a choice between extreme sci-fi (not that extreme though) and typical exaggeration, hard to pick the better one.
That’s the Word smith for you. See you next week as we conclude this amazing series!