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It’s Raining Porridge. Who Will Hold Your Plate For You?

It’s Raining Porridge. Who Will Hold Your Plate For You?

In today’s world, opportunities abound. Sadly, too many people don’t grab them. Why? Because they’re too lazy. Or too sloppy. Imagine that the sky is pouring down some sumptuous, delicious yam porridge, and a hungry, able-bodied person finds it too tasking to hold his own plate to fetch some. How does that make you feel? […]

What Can You Change Today To Reach Your Writing Goals?

What Can You Change Today To Reach Your Writing Goals?

Today is a historic day. In Nigeria, we’re celebrating a long-awaited peaceful change of government AND political party at the federal level. This is significant. The ruling party at the centre has never been changed through the ballot. Until now.

I Was Shamed By 2 Kids (And How I Learnt English Grammar)

I Was Shamed By 2 Kids (And How I Learnt English Grammar)

“Have you ate your food?” I stammered, unsure whether my grammar was correct. Emmanuel and his kid sister, Shade, burst into laughter. They were respectively 9 years and 7 years. I was 18 years. I knew I had misfired. I began sweating profusely. I had overheard Emmanuel telling his mother how “…uncle Tosin speaks incorrect […]

How I Finally Cultivated The Discipline To Write Daily

How I Finally Cultivated The Discipline To Write Daily

If you’ve been on this blog for some time, you’d know I’m lazy at writing. I’ve long known the importance of writing daily, but the discipline to practice it has often eluded me. I’ve confessed about that laziness on this blog here, here and here. But now, I’m glad to tell you the game has […]

How To Hit Your Goals When You Lack Resources

How To Hit Your Goals When You Lack Resources

Almost every time I talk about goals, and dreams, and taking action, someone shows up and says he would have loved to pursue his dreams too… but he lacks the necessary resources. I mean, someone who doesn’t have a PC. Another who doesn’t have a reliable Internet connection. And yet another who’s too broke to […]

The One Thing Successful Writers Don’t Do (With 5 Great Examples)

The One Thing Successful Writers Don’t Do (With 5 Great Examples)

You want to be successful in your writing endeavours, don’t you? Of course you do. Everyone does. But get it clearly – except you realize and avoid this one fatal thing all successful writers never do, your writing dreams would remain a mirage. Without a single exception, all successful writers don’t surrender to setbacks. In […]

Stop Making Excuses. Upgrade Yourself

Stop Making Excuses. Upgrade Yourself

It’s 2015 and I’m sick. Terribly sick. No, it’s not fever. I’m pretty sick of people falling into their comfort zones, making excuses for failure and blaming their woes on others. I mean people who blame their parents for killing their dreams and creative minds, and giving them substandard education. People who blame their teachers […]

How To Overcome Writer’s Block. Step 1: Sit. Step 2: Write

How To Overcome Writer’s Block. Step 1: Sit. Step 2: Write

Today’s post will be super short. Here’s why… I’m battling writer’s block (Yes, I do have writer’s block too!). For hours, I’ve been thinking of what to write and post today, to maintain the culture of posting a tutorial every Friday… but I’ve really been stressed out and my head is, well, block. I’ve starred […]

How To Deal With Mean People Who Hate Your Writing

How To Deal With Mean People Who Hate Your Writing

Many people never realize their writing dreams. One reason for that is the existence of so many mean people with caustic comments who find happiness in dressing down other people, their dreams and abilities. I feel sad each time I receive an email from someone saying, “I used to love writing… until some people told […]

5 Reasons Most Writings Suck – And How You Can Do Better

5 Reasons Most Writings Suck – And How You Can Do Better

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Aremu Toyib, a writer and blogger. He blogs on lifestyle of youths at Aremu Toyib, and you should check out his blog. You’ve read several awesome blogs and articles. And you were impressed with what you saw. The lines relate to one another and make full sense […]