Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Carlyle Labuschagne: Why I Write

What's this? Another YA Author on my blog? It cannot be!

Okay, I'm a bit dramatic. I asked Carlyle if she'd like to pop in and visit with me and my readers to promote her soon to be released novel, The Broken Destiny. And, umm, she said no.

Kidding. Seriously guys, my humor is awful today so I'm going to hand you over to Carlyle before you all go running and screaming away.

~Thank you Krystal for this wonderful opportunity.

Why do I write?

I write because I want to understand others as well as myself. I first started expressing myself at a very young age
though poems, song writing. But finally found my true passion. Novel writing. My first novel The Broken Destiny is, as I am sure many authors can relate to, a combination of my experiences and my world inside my head, understanding myself as well as others, and feeding the passion. Through writing I have learnt a lot about myself
. Finally being able to move on from my mistakes.

The Broken Destiny is about a girl who has to find her true self to unleash her Destiny towards greatness. Every person has good and bad, and everything comes down to a choice, and sometimes making the wrong choice is actually the write choice at the time. To grow, to learn. To love yourself. The only person who can hurt you is you. You are your worst enemy. Don’t change who you are for the sake of satisfying others, in the end it hurts only you. Your path is one of greatness and being true to yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. But it is often only though experiencing who you are not to know who you are.

To know the light you have to have experienced the dark. But always remember everything no matter how hard - is for a reason. Writing gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. My desire for everyone is to find that one thing and go for it, no matter how impossible it may seem at the time, you will never know if you don’t try, and once you have tried you will know you can never be without it.

~ Don’t be crippled by fear. Let love and passion give you wings ~

Happy writing all,

Carlyle Labuschagne


The Broken Destiny: Book One of the Broken Series
Her desisting is to rise above the fall that threatens her soul; her soul is the key to unlashing a secret weapon. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Through it all she will find herself for that is her destiny. Her Destiny starts with betrayal.

Carlyle was born in Johannesburg South Africa. She speaks Afrikaans and holds a Diploma in Novel writing through the writing school at College SA. Obsessed with trees. Lives to change lives and inspire. Debut Author 2012 with The Broken Destiny releasing April or May of 2012. She works as a PR and Marketing consultant and writes at night.

You can find her on Twitter, CarlyleLabuschagne.com, GoodReads, & Facebook.

~ Well I think her reasons for writing are quite honorable. To love what you do and to hope to inspire others...now that's something so few people can say about themselves.

Thank you for visiting with me today, Carlyle! I can't wait for your book to hit the shelves!

13 comments:

  1. Nice to get to know you better. I like how you explained why you right. Well said!

    I already follow you on Twitter.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, James! :-)

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  2. Nice to get to know you better. I like how you explained why you right. Well said!

    I already follow you on Twitter.

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  3. Anonymous2/15/2012

    Thank you for hosting me Krystal, Thank you for the great comment James
    ~Carlyle

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    1. You're welcome, Carlyle! Any time! Good luck with your upcoming release!

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  4. I say next time you want to host a guest - Nice to meet you Carlyle! *waves* - you bribe them with chocolate. And cats. Fluffy loving cats. And then you sing them a song about love and butterflies. Should do the trick, don't you think?

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    1. Should I make a vlog out of it? I have to warn you, my singing voice is NOT nice. ;-) Thanks for stopping in to meet Carlyle!

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    2. Dude, a vlog sounds awesome. I can sing and you can lip sync. No?

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  5. Nice to meet you Carlyle. Congratulations on the upcoming release. That’s very exciting! Your book sounds very intriguing. Great reason for writing. I feel the same. Thanks for hosting her Krystal.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting. :-)

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  6. I've enjoyed our exchanges on twitter, Carlyle, but it was great to get more detail about you and what matters to you. All success with your new release.

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  7. Carlyle! Looking forward to reading your book. xoxox Lovely blog, Krystal.

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  8. Anonymous2/18/2012

    Thank you for all the lovely comments. Stay true my lovelies.
    big hugs

    ~ Carlyle

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