‘I Don’t Remember Typos’ Fu’ad Lawal’s First Draft

Editor-in-Chief of zikoko.com, Fu’ad Lawal, dreams of a West Africa-As-A-Country story. A non-perfectionist, when he first started writing, ‘I found that I was drawn to the snowflake method. It’s where you take an idea, and build on it, layer by layer. It’s about continuously registering your discontent, until the story becomes bearable.’  Our questions are italicized.  What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? I remember the first novel I owned: The Betrayer,

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