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. 😉 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