I’m learning to be lit at this writing distin

Sometime last August, I was contacted by a colleague writer to share my art process and the importance of the narrative with a group of students, as part of the Nkabom Literary Festival 2017. Knowing myself and how lowkey I am/try to be, the first word that came to mind was FLEE. The second word … Continue reading I’m learning to be lit at this writing distin

I Hate Clutter as a Writer and as a Human Being

The one thing I hate both as a writer and as a human being is clutter. I hate the sound of the word. That sound it makes when my tongue hits the roof of my mouth and pushes to the back of my teeth; clutter. It drives me nuts. And that is not the worst. … Continue reading I Hate Clutter as a Writer and as a Human Being

‘The Flash’: Rewarding The Deserving Writer In Me

Last night (or should I say this morning) at around 12:30 am, I was doing a little writing. Earlier in the day, I had gone to my cousin for some movies. Now I’m not exactly a ‘latest movie’ buff so it didn’t bother me so much when I realized it was a 2014 Fantasy Sci-Fi. … Continue reading ‘The Flash’: Rewarding The Deserving Writer In Me

How To Create Content Your Audience Loves (learning from James Altucher)

Content creation has never been an easy task. You can ask content creators all around and they will tell you, one of the hardest parts of running a media platform; be it print or online, is developing relevant content the audience loves. Content Creators don’t only have to look far and wide for ideas, interesting … Continue reading How To Create Content Your Audience Loves (learning from James Altucher)

3 Reasons why being a perfectionist, or your own critic is not such a bad idea

Every day I wake up, I ask myself, Can I really do this? Can I take one more day of this life I am so used to, and yet I never seem to get a hang of? How is today going to be like? Will it be rewarding or will I go round in circles … Continue reading 3 Reasons why being a perfectionist, or your own critic is not such a bad idea

How to choose the right headline for an article

“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar. “—David Ogilvy A couple of weeks ago, I was working on an email newsletter for an organization I’m engaged with. Now I needed the … Continue reading How to choose the right headline for an article

List: 5 things that are likely to put readers off your work

Some days back, I followed a link on social media to read what I thought was going to be an interesting article. I must admit, I closed the tab right after reading. Well, I didn’t exactly read the article, but parts of it. Actually, I don’t remember reading any part of it, although I did … Continue reading List: 5 things that are likely to put readers off your work

The words don’t make sense? Maybe you should trash it!

Hey everyone, this is going to be pretty much short. I’ve realized something—actually, I have tried it a couple of times and it works pretty well for me so I decided to share with you. Just as we (writers) are probably aware of, sometimes it is writing time for our minds but not for our … Continue reading The words don’t make sense? Maybe you should trash it!

Writing—all the reward.

Pardon me, but I definitely won’t talk about this without appreciating you! Today I read an article that made me think about writing, its reward and what keeps us going. I know for sure I am not the first to jump on this tunnel of thought as this is a question that chimes in the … Continue reading Writing—all the reward.