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Real Writers Write, Whatever, Wherever, However

Real Writers Write, Whatever, Wherever, However

Today, I have a confession to make. Recently, I’ve been so busy (and maybe lazy) that writing is slipping into a secondary priority in my life. I’ve worked more, endured more stress, had lesser sleep and decreased motivation to write words that matter. So serious are the impediments that I couldn’t write the conventional weekly […]

How To “Skelewu” Your Blog And Become “Doro-Awesome”

How To “Skelewu” Your Blog And Become “Doro-Awesome”

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Muhiz Ogunwomoju (MOAB), a writer who breaks his silence with his pen and helps other people break theirs, too, for the purpose of creating change. He blogs at Thoughts By Pen and you can also follow him on Twitter: @moabsophy Admit it. You’ve imagined your blog rocking […]

9 Common Writing Mistakes From NWC Essay Contest Entries

9 Common Writing Mistakes From NWC Essay Contest Entries

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Abdullateef Abdul, an award-winning essayist, difference-maker, and progress-enthusiast. He posts insanely useful writing tips with doses of motivation at MyWordCraft. I was privileged to be a panellist in the just-concluded 2014 Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Contest and was, as a consequence, also privileged to read and assess […]

Discovered: Successful Bloggers Do These

Discovered: Successful Bloggers Do These

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Vanessa Osuka, a motivational blogger at My Word Planet. You can connect with her on Twitter, @VanessaOsuka. When I embraced blogging some months back, I had always felt that it was all about setting up a blog, carving a niche, making a post…and that’s all! So, that […]

“Do Great Writers Steal?” Yes, And That’s OK. Here’s Why

“Do Great Writers Steal?” Yes, And That’s OK. Here’s Why

It’s true: great writers are serial thieves. So are successful entrepreneurs, artists and change makers. That sounds wrong, I know. But it’s totally fine. And rather than get mad at how I glorify their theft, you should understand why and how they steal, and how you, too, can and should start ‘stealing’ your way to […]

What Footballers Can Teach Writers About Making Money

What Footballers Can Teach Writers About Making Money

Football is money ritual! Some footballers earn in a week, what some professionals earn in decades. But it wasn’t always like that. There was a time when footballers were paupers … when they had to combine their passion with a ‘real’ job to pay the bills. It’s interesting how creativity in sourcing their revenue changed […]

The Biggest Reason People Misunderstand What You Write

The Biggest Reason People Misunderstand What You Write

Last week, I had a conversation with a woman selling airtime credit in a road-side stall. I told her I’m a writer and in the middle of our talk, she shared her story with me and left me awed and enlightened anew about the importance of context. She’s been recording success with her business for […]

Blogcrastination: My Personal Experience

Blogcrastination: My Personal Experience

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Babatunde Hafsah Folashade, a nutritionist and writer who counsels and shares nutrition and health information at NutriBeeper. If you’d like to write for me, see this guide. The thought of blogging had always floated on my mind. I really wanted to be a blogger but I just […]

Something You’ll Really Need To Succeed As A Writer

Something You’ll Really Need To Succeed As A Writer

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Mohammed Afrah Jemal, a Student at the University of Jos. She loves writing and though had been undercover for a while, has decided to move online. Follow her blog to make positive criticisms and help her improve her writing. To write a guest post for me, see this […]

10 Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Writer

10 Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Writer

We’re all there. Connecting, conversing and sharing. But did you ever stop to reflect on how Twitter can empower and inspire you to become the writer you dream? I’ve done that for you…