First Writer’s Wednesday of the year. (And hopefully it will persist with some bi-weekly consistency.) I had the pleasure of listening to some of Elizabeth Gilbert's interviews on writing, and I also read her book 'Big Magic'. I liked her wit, especially in the interviews and perspective on what writing was to her. One thing … Continue reading The best writing advice…
The thing with writing, or what I have been led to believe is that whatever time works, works. You are not set to a wound up to go off when the clock strikes. But there should be some writing - because the only way to get better at something (you can say it with me) … Continue reading How to jealously guard your writing time.
MIDDLE NAME - INSECURE. Hey there, Not there...Here. Nope, further down in the back. Further...ffffuuurrttthher. Yep, that's me in the corner with my head bent in seeming concentration while my thoughts highlight every point where I’ve gone wrong in the past five minutes. I’m not vocal enough, I’m not funny enough, I'm not friendly enough, … Continue reading These Scattered Thoughts.
Does it feel like the months are creeping up on you this year? Like time is playing hide and seek with you but you have no idea that you should be playing? No?! Guess it's just me then. But I like how October has rolled in for me. Its a little busier than I have … Continue reading Hello October!
What other catchphrases do you know work well for the number '2'!! Because the blog has made two years🥳🥳🥳🥳. The years go by so fast, don't they!! This happened over the weekend and somehow I forgot to write about it. A part of me thought I should let it go. Then I remembered that I'm … Continue reading Blogiversary: Double the drama!!
Bringing this back from a series I did in the Winter ABC challenge - in case you missed it. One of the things I totally appreciate about the digital revolution is how many writing platforms there are. It's great exposure and most of them are mostly free. So I figured I could share some of … Continue reading Biz and Tech Week : Writing on a budget
I don't do as much poetry on this blog as I would like but this is one of those odd days where there is a poem. Of sorts. Kind of. I haven't had much experience with reverse poetry but I have read a few. Maybe one of the most popular would be Pretty Ugly by … Continue reading Attempting reverse poetry
Have you read the book with the same title by Eric Smith as yet? Well, I enjoy reading comments. Like on YouTube channels - personally I think that reading the comments while watching the video heightens the experience. And of late, I have also been drawn to reviews on Goodreads. Sure some people may say … Continue reading Don’t read the comments!
I like to keep my fiction writing as close to real life as possible. I like to think that when people read they are like 'this could totally happen' or come to think that the characters are people they could know. Question is, do I always get it right? This writing preference doesn't mean that … Continue reading Art imitating Life.
It's been a whole two weeks since the Afrobloggers Challenge ended. And I know this update is coming in much later but the Challenge was won by Elise over at Letters from this heart. Throughout the challenge she approached the topics in form of a short story series following Esaaba and her outlook on life. … Continue reading Falling back into a writing pattern!