I’m thrilled to feature the latest author interview with Emmanuel Brian Oule as it’s been a while since I’ve held one of these. I’m happy to say I virtually met this kind and talented author on Twitter recently (one perk of the global quarantine) and happy to have the chance to showcase Brian’s impressive literary work here. May I just add, I love the cover of his book! Okay enough rambling on my part… enjoy!
1. When did you start putting pen to paper?
Well, I started writing in 2004. First it was all about writing Gospel songs till when I fell in love with Poetry, Articles, Quotes and now Screenplays.
2.What’s your literary poison – prose, poetry, etc.?
Poetry and Screenplays
3. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Clark Kent is my favorite fictional hero, he reminds me of the Smallville TV series.
4. Which famous writer can you most identify with?
This is a tricky one since I write Poetry, Quotes and Articles & Screenplays, but I will go with Quentin Tarantino, the writer of my favorite Movie Django Unchained, I have read this movie’s script for over ten times
5. What are your current projects? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
So damn many, I have a Bible for a TV series. I’m compiling volume 2 of Strength in Words, which I intend to publish in five years from now. I’m editing a short film about my Bio. And above all, I’m currently writing a horror screenplay, I got this gig from one of Los Angeles Agents through my California friend called George.
6. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or writing piece?
No, I wouldn’t change content in my book, the only thing I can add, is an endorser if I get one.
7. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Yes, keep pursing your writing and be hopeful that someday you will to break through.
8. What were your grades like in English class? (A, B, anything less than this is shameful 😉
Of course I was an ‘A’ pupil and Student, that’s why I was able to keep in the top ten in my class. Yayi!
9. How much research do you do for your writing?
My writing is a knack, words, ideas just drop in, from a changing of winds. However, I do research on subjects I don’t have much knowledge about.
10. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
Computer of course. Hahahaha.
11. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
My friend George, in California, once told me, “Brian, you have a niche in writing,” this keeps me going.
12. What book do you think everyone should read?
The Students’ Companion, it’s a rich book, having proverbs, similes, geographical facts & general knowledge among others.
13. Two-part question: Do you play a musical instrument? And what instrument would you like to learn to play?
No, I don’t play any musical Instrument, but I would love to learn how to play a Guitar, because I’m a rock star, I’m a fan of Cold Play, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Maroon Five, Breaking Benjamin, System of the Down, Linkin Park & Metallica among others, I believe this explains my love for the Guitar.
14. What process did (or are you going) you go through to get your book published?
First was to share the manuscript with my Editor, then sign up with ‘’Amazon’ ‘Kobo’ & ‘Lulu’ – Self-Publishing then boom I published the book.
15. Who would you like to change places with… i.e. live someone else’s life for a week?
I would love to live Samuel L. Jackson’s life for a week.
16. If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal profession?
CEO, but currently I will say I juggling both, my current profession of Credit & Revenue Specialist, but obviously as time goes on, I intend to focus on my Writing Enterprise named TmTs, it’s just a matter of time.
17. Two-part question: Bill Murray or Chevy Chase? And John Cleese or Michael Palin?
Chevy Chase & John Cleese
18. What’s your most rewarding literary accomplishment to date (one that just blew your mind!)
First was compiling & publishing my book “Strength in Words” Second Edition on Amazon, Kobo & Lulu and second writing Radio Plays for Wefarm
19. What quote do you live by?
“Everyone is talented but few explore and nurture their talents” This is my very own quote in my latest book edition titled “Strength in Words”
20. What would be your ideal writer profession ambition? (famous Pulitzer Prize winning author, successful self-published author as a day job, etc.)
Successful self-published author and Famous Screen Writer.
21. Would you like to ask me a question?
Hi Rowland, I have two questions for you:
- What inspired you to write your Book titled “Feedback”?
The inspiration for my book came from the friends I had and my adventures living in San Francisco—the prime of our lives. Conversations with them about so many things in different settings on both coasts were loosely based on some of our experiences. Treasured times.
2. Would you team with me to write a book if we had the same ideology?
Great question… possibly. I’ve never collaborated with a writer on a book before, but if the content is something I’d like to explore and the time factor permits, it could be an option.
Thanks again to Brian for sharing his thoughts with us here. Make sure to check out his wonderful book and his blog / social links here:
Strength in Words 1st Edition on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2kVqszn
Strength in Words 2nd Edition on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ksJA7A
Strength in Words 2nd Edition on Kobo:https://bit.ly/3bfOeuH
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/PoetBryan
Facebook Handle: https://www.facebook.com/himselfbryan
Poetry Soup Blog: https://bit.ly/2x4811H
Safe and well wishes everyone,