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. 😉 But I thought of three different things … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
As you read more and more books, stories, articles, etc, you will notice certain habits e.g. the pace at which you read, the writing styles you prefer or tend to gravitate towards, etc. For me, I have noticed that I … Continue reading →
C’est moi! Yes indeed, yours truly will be taking the 30-day blogging challenge a. k. a NaBloPoMo throughout the month of November. In case you were wondering, NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Posting Month. It’s like NaNoWriMo for bloggers. Confused … Continue reading →
Last year, while I was deeply engrossed in a piece I was writing, someone pointed out that I had this weird look on my face. Okay, fine, it was not just weird; it was silly. I never forgot it and … Continue reading →
I started writing seriously in 2012 (last year), after a very long break. One of the things I quickly discovered, apart from the fact that I love writing stories in my handwriting, is the fact that writing is a very … Continue reading →
We all know the brain is a computer, but imagine this: What if you literally needed no hands to type, but as the words came to mind, your brain could somehow transcribe them all to paper without you moving … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Have you ever wondered what your very first handwriting looked like? Maybe you have old exercise books from nursery school, etc, to help jog your memory. Even if you don’t have those, chances are that like many people, your handwriting … 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.