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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 […]

Advice For Newbie Bloggers Obsessed With The Designs Of Their Blogs

Advice For Newbie Bloggers Obsessed With The Designs Of Their Blogs

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by my writer friend, Muhiz Ogunwomoju (MOAB). He believes that to write is to break one’s silence and inspire lives beyond one’s border. He breaks his silence with his pen and helps other people break theirs, too, for the purpose of creating change. He blogs at Thoughts By […]

8 Mistakes From Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Contest Entries

8 Mistakes From Naija Writers’ Coach Essay Contest Entries

I’ve had the privilege to sit on the panel of judges in a number of local and national essay contests, and I can confirm there’re a number of mistakes entrants commonly (love to) make. I discussed these flaws at length in my book, Vertical Writing, and even in an earlier tutorial on this blog. But […]

The Most Careless Way You’re Annoying Your Readers

The Most Careless Way You’re Annoying Your Readers

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Aremu Toyib, an undergraduate at the prestigious University of Ibadan. He is an editor, a blogger and campus journalist. He occupies a space at aremutoyib.com and you can tweet him @omotoshoatob on Twitter. To write for me, see this guideline. Many things have to be learned before we […]

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 […]

How To Create A 3D Book Cover In 3 Minutes [Screencast]

How To Create A 3D Book Cover In 3 Minutes [Screencast]

Here’s one of the most common questions I get asked: How can I design a 3D cover for my book? Yes, there are many methods to do this but most of them aren’t suitable for the average writer. You either have to: Download and run a program; Pay an exorbitant fee to the service provider; […]

15 Grammar Goofs You Should Stop Making Immediately [Infographics]

15 Grammar Goofs You Should Stop Making Immediately [Infographics]

Total grammar mastery is utopian. Because, you know, perfection is exclusive to God. Again, unflinching adherence to all rules of grammar is undesirable. Because doing so slaughters your creativity. But heck, some grammar goofs are just unpardonable. However hard you try to look artistic when you use them, they simply make you look reckless. Or […]

Writers Beware: 2 Terrible Things You Shouldn’t Be Online

Writers Beware: 2 Terrible Things You Shouldn’t Be Online

Are you sick of seeing writers clutter the email inbox or Facebook pages of others with unsolicited links to their blog posts? Me too. Spamming is bad, annoying and plain dumb, but that’s not the only sin many writers and bloggers commit these days. There’re indeed many more. And in today’s post, I’ll show you […]

Why You Should Read “The Laptop Millionaire” (And How To Get It For Free)

If you want to understand the varieties of ways to make money online as a writer or a blogger,  The Laptop Millionaire is one of the best books you can read. In today’s Nigerian economy where an advanced degree guarantees no financial stability or a gainful employment, where 6 Ph.D., 704 Masters and 8,460 Bachelor […]

How Can YOU Write A Book And Not Get Overwhelmed?

How Can YOU Write A Book And Not Get Overwhelmed?

Writing a book is an efficient way to better understand your topic of interest and establish your expertise. But writing a book could be overwhelming. It could take years, wear you out and even deplete your resources. That’s the fear keeping many people from ever starting or completing a book. I’ve written 5 books with […]