“I Have Several Unfinished Projects” – Overwhelmed with Ideas?

Hello again creative people! Welcome to start of the second half of 2017! It’s July, and it’s summer time! Schools are going on holidays, the sun is shining (it’s raining heavily in Lagos though) and there are plans for travel, fun times, swimming outdoors and barbecues! Whatever you and your children get up to during […]

“What If My Work is Rubbish?” Self-Doubt is a Struggle.

Hello creative people! I hope you are having a great day and week. Those of us in Lagos have enjoyed the rain since the beginning of the week, but thankfully today has been quite sunny! Grateful for little mercies! Today, I’m going to talk about something that ALL writers face, whether you’re working on your […]

It’s a Great Time to be a Writer

It’s a Great Time to Be a Writer (and Even Better, a Self-Published One) Writing a book, and becoming a published author is a great thing. It comes with many benefits, from a self-improvement point of view, from a personal growth or business point of view. Writing a book makes sense whether you write fiction […]

Writing Your First Novel

Do You Want to Write a Novel? Many people ask us “I really want to start writing, but I don’t know how.” If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, you may have struggled for years with your ideas, but not know how to proceed with them. According to a recent American survey, 81% of […]

Writing a Novel: Should You Outline First?

Writing a Novel: Why You Should Have an Outline There’s usually a debate among writing experts about the pros and cons of outlining a novel, before you actually start the writing process. I firmly believe in outlining when you’re planning to write a story longer than flash fiction or a relatively short story. I think […]

How To Get Published

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED:  The Short Answer 1) Write your book. 2) Query literary agents about your book. 3) If you succeed with Step 2 and find a literary agent, your literary agent will sell your book to a specific editor who will champion your book on behalf of the publisher. HOW TO GET PUBLISHED: […]