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I’ve Failed, I’ve Learnt And I’m Growing

I’ve Failed, I’ve Learnt And I’m Growing

In my short sojourn in life, I’ve tasted failure many times: I attended 6 different primary schools, wallowed in abject penury for many years, wrote more than 15 essay contests before I ever won 1, operated 2 blogs before which did not work, etc. It is part of life. But you see: I’ve learnt a […]

Great Quotes For Writers … Few Words; Huge Impacts

Great Quotes For Writers … Few Words; Huge Impacts

You see, monotony bores to the marrow. Even if a fabric is your best outfit, you definitely don’t want to wear it all year long like a goat. So today, I’m breaking a log-established rule here at Naija Writers’ Coach. Instead of the regular Friday tutorial, I’ve compiled a list of inspiring quotes – just […]

Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Winning Writing Contests – And What You Should Focus On Instead

Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Winning Writing Contests – And What You Should Focus On Instead

Take it or leave it – focusing on winning prizes alone when you enter essay competitions is a bad idea. A very bad, nasty one! You ask why? Good question. Because you’ll not always win, and you’ll end up disappointed. And if you do not have a changed orientation early or are not strong willed […]

Advice For Beginner Writers And First-Time Authors

Advice For Beginner Writers And First-Time Authors

Today, a lot of writers and aspiring authors are frustrated. Getting to grips with the challenges of the art of writing and publishing drives many crazy. The frustration hit many from different dimensions and at varied intensity. For some, the problem is self doubts; for others, it’s getting someone to help edit their write ups […]

3 Surefire Ways To Fall In Love With Writing … Again

3 Surefire Ways To Fall In Love With Writing … Again

Ever hated something you once loved so much? It will happen, eventually. You will do something you love, and after a while, you’ll forget why you started. Whether it’s a college course, a relationship, or a calling, you’ll lose steam and start to feel trapped. The reason you started no longer motivates you and you […]

Your Right To Write | Free eBook | #YR2W

Your Right To Write | Free eBook | #YR2W

Your Right To Write Sidestep Your Fears, Start Writing and Live Your Dream I’m greatly excited to finally launch my first eBook, Your Right To Write. The eBook is written with a focus to inspire aspiring writers and boost the motivation of struggling ones. If you’re excited and cannot wait to read it, fill your email […]

Rearing Your Writing Life When You’re Extremely Busy

Rearing Your Writing Life When You’re Extremely Busy

It’s no news – the world has shrunk into a global village where everyone is crazy busy…a lifestyle that’s mostly wholly self-imposed. As such, many people daily lament of having more than they can accomplish. The mantra is: so many works; so little time. Writers sadly aren’t immune from this web of struggling to manage […]

5 Advantages You Don’t Need To Win Essay Competitions

5 Advantages You Don’t Need To Win Essay Competitions

You want to write, and enter essay competitions, and win awesome prizes. But somehow, you aren’t convinced you’re good to go. “I will start soon,” you keep procrastinating. “This topic is hard for me, I’ll try the next I find,” you convince yourself. Why’s this so? You lack conviction about your knowledge and proficiency in writing. You study Mathematics, the […]

Enter Many Essay Contests Now—And Here Is Why

Enter Many Essay Contests Now—And Here Is Why

In less than a week after I announced that Naija Writers’ Coach now accepts guest posts, the first in the line of the received guest contributions is here. Enjoy 😉 By: AbdulHafiz Akinde* Have you ever missed out on any essay contest simply because you were ineligible? Have you ever lost the opportunity to win […]

Which Serves You Better – Essay Competitions or Scholarship Applications?

Which Serves You Better – Essay Competitions or Scholarship Applications?

I shan’t enter any essay competition again. I have entered many and haven’t won one. In fact, the last I entered, friends and relatives read through my entry and helped edit it. They said it was a wonderful piece, they said I had a winning essay. A positive response never came out. The organizers never […]