As promised, here is the concluding part of With Love From Asaba. Feel free to leave a comment, suggestion, critique, etcetera. Enjoy! “Who is that that wants to break my gate, ehn?” Chief Alozie asked in an irritated voice, … Continue reading →
Thank God it’s F-r-i-d-a-y! Le Weekend is here … Whoop Whoop! But before I bounce off, let me share Part 3 of With Love From Asaba with you. Have a great weekend! * * * * * In less … Continue reading →
This story idea has been stewing in my brain (bad mental picture) for months and I decided to finally write it. I have not yet made a book cover for it, but you can be sure I will share it … Continue reading →
Mama Ikotun shivered as she lay on her bed. She had been suffering from a strange ailment for six months. The local doctor had initially diagnosed the illness as malaria. However, as time progressed, and the drugs he prescribed did … Continue reading →
I started this series earlier in the year, and decided it was time to pick it up again and finish it. So here goes!
You read the title, so you already know what Number 2 is, but I will repeat it to drum it into your head emphasize it:
We love Nollywood because the characters are people we know
Did I really have to use the large text? While you’re still debating that in your mind, let me explain myself.
Unlike Hollywood movies, Nollywood movies are filled with characters that the average Nigerian (and many other nationalities who watch these movies) can relate to. If you overlook the fake American-British-Jamaican-Portuguese (okay, I exaggerated, but you get my point) accent, the characters for the most part sound like you and me. Pure, unadulterated Nigerian accent. But that’s not all. Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.