What You Risk When You Write

What You Risk When You Write

Forget what you heard: Writing is hard work! I have learnt and am still learning that, but it does have its rewards … none of which I want to discuss right now. ūüėČ But I thought of three different things … Continue reading

The Life and Times of Two Flared Nostrils: Now on Smashwords

Happy New Month! March is here at last. ¬†I pray this month is full of wonderful surprises for you in Jesus name. ¬†I hope you said Amen. To kick things off, here’s a new story I just published on Smashwords. … Continue reading

Let Junior and Pretty Teach you how to Write a Powerful Love Letter

Junior and Pretty’s video for their song, Bolanle is one of those videos that has the ’90s written all over it. ¬†The outfits, the muddied beats in the background, the off-key background vocals. ¬†All these things add to the comedy … Continue reading

Faulkner’s Remedy for Writer’s Block Was ‘Don Quixote’

I heard this at a seminar I attended recently, and thought to share. ¬†William Faulkner, the American writer from Mississippi, who was also a Nobel laureate, struggled with writer’s block. But that’s not the cool part.

Using Nigerian Pidgin (Broken) English to Write Fiction

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Pidgin is formally defined as “a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. ¬†With more than 250 ethnic groups, ¬†Nigerian Pidgin English (also known as¬†“Broken English”) is recognized as an informal means of communication and is widely spoken across the nation. Continue reading

When Music Inspires You to Write

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I love Nigerian music, and in recent years, it has undergone such a transformation that it has almost eliminated the need to listen to other kinds of music.  Almost.  Although my focus for the most part is Gospel / Christian music, I have learnt to appreciate other kinds of music as well.  Thanks to my sister, I have fallen in love with period dramas, and their soundtracks.  Currently topping my list are the main soundtracks of Downton Abbey and North and South.  I highly recommend both.  Beautiful music. Continue reading