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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

The 4 Keys to Writing Success

I used to say there were 2 central keys to becoming a writer, with a lot of little caveats that add up to a big ball of wax. 863 more words

Reading and writing

The vast sea of books is where I live. When the year started I set a reading list objective of 100 books. A few months later I grew wary of the number and changed it to 50. 114 more words

Getting published without an agent

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need an agent to get published.  There are now a number of completely reputable, professional publishers who accept manuscripts from unagented authors.   295 more words