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What Makes A Writer?

I had a poetry lecture today, which I was dreading. Poetry for me brings back memories of exams in a dusty sports hall with the lingering smell of old socks; looking at pieces of writing that had been butchered with highlights and notes in the margin about form and theme and prose. 563 more words


The 10,000 Word Itch (or What To Do When You Come Up With A New Book Idea Whilst Writing A Different Book)

You’re in a relationship. You’ve been together three months. You’re starting to get to know each other, you’ve had quite a few dates – and things are starting to go really well. 528 more words


My Author Odyssey – Entry #1: So I Want To Be An Author (Thanks To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Trevor Noah)

So I want to become an author. Woohoo! Yah, me!

Trust me. I need to celebrate because this has been long overdue. When I told some friends and family they were like, “What took you so long?” 1,983 more words

Becoming An Author

Six Hurdles to Becoming an Author

When I attended my first writer’s conference in 2006, I thought I’d pitch an agent or editor and sell my book on the spot. After all, my college professor used my papers as good examples for her class, so these writing professionals were sure to read my work and sing the Hallelujah Chorus, right? 865 more words


Publishing a book

I was 7 years old when I first fell in love with reading. It was 1992 and my family and I were living in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare as my dad was getting a degree in Theological Studies. 703 more words

Creative Writing

One More Thing...

I’ve always wanted to be an author.

(Oh god! my stomach is grumbling. No wait, that was my bottom. Oops!)

And I’ve always liked comedy. 186 more words