Categorywriting/blogging

MY WRITING JOURNEY: 5 ACTION STEPS I TOOK TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER

A lot has happened in my journey as a writer. I have made mistakes, published poorly written articles, researched on how to write better, given in to laziness and unbelief, tried to write like someone else because I thought their style was better, got stuck in the middle of a story… I have learnt so much. There are tons of wisdom I’ve gleaned from my experiences, some of which I have...

8 BASIC QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK TO START A BLOG

In 2015, I had only one reason to start a blog. I wanted a place where I could have all of my stuff together. I was thrilled at the idea of blogging not necessarily because I had any knowledge about how it worked, it was just a place to house my stories and have my articles in categories. The best news for me then was that it was free! I didn’t have to pay a dime to start a blog. For...

TO THE CHRISTIAN BLOGGER: HERE’S WHY YOU MUST NOT GIVE UP

 When I opened this blog in 2017, the first major hitch I faced was getting traffic to my blog. At that time, I had a good number of follower on my facebook platform and I was confident that it’ll quickly turn into blog readers. I was wrong. I still remember the first day I checked my stats and what I saw dampened my spirit. I had spent money setting up the blog, spent hours churning out articles...

HOW TO CREATE A WRITING ROUTINE THAT WORKS

Passion is important when kicking off a writing career but it is not enough to land you great writing gigs or bring to pass your dream of becoming a successful writer. There must be some sort of routine in your life for that to happen. See it this way. Imagine, you are an employee of a company, say a multinational, you know that on a rainy day, you’ll have to stand up from your bed, even though...

ONE MISTAKE YOU MAKE EVERY TIME YOU WRITE

What some writers call writers block is sometimes just the habit of thinking too much when they sit down to write. I’m not saying there are no times when your head gets so blank and you don’t know how to start, but in many cases, it is because you are trying to churn out perfect words in your head even before you get them on paper. Have you not met writers who’ll tell you they’ve figured out...

HOW TO BECOME A PROLIFIC WRITER WHILE WORKING FULL TIME ON A DAY JOB

Years back when I began to take writing seriously, I scribbled down stories only when I felt inspired to. At that time, I had plenty of time on my hands since I didn’t have a job and I had lots of story ideas exploding in my head. I remember that almost every morning, I posted short articles on my facebook wall and in 2015, I asked my facebook friends to forward their email addresses to me so I...

4 HELPFUL WAYS TO DEAL WITH WRITER BURNOUT

Some weeks ago, I felt empty and dry. I was experiencing a term commonly referred to as ‘writer burnout’ and it was so bad that I began to forget names and places and my head for many seconds would just go blank. I had these blog post ideas before me yet I couldn’t do anything about them. I just stared at my laptop, weak and tired. Fine, I desired to build my writing career, I...

7 THINGS EVERY CHRISTIAN BLOGGER SHOULD KNOW

Last year, I attended a meeting for bloggers somewhere in Ibadan. It would be my first experience ever to meet other bloggers and I was excited and curious at the same time. When I got to the venue in a very swanky restaurant, I saw that some of the bloggers had already arrived. I joined them and within few minutes, I connected with some of them. That was where I met beautiful people like...

AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANK PERETTI

After reading Monster by Frank Peretti, I saw another section at the back of the book titled ‘Behind the Scenes’ and I was excited to find that it was an interview that centered on Frank Peretti’s life as a writer. Frank Peretti is a leading novelist in christian fiction. He is the author of books like, This Present Darkness, Piercing the darkness, The Prophet and many other...

5 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS

Five years ago, I published a book. A short story of about 16 pages. It was my first attempt at anything publishing. Some of my friends were nice enough to patronize me and about two or three others bought the book. You can imagine how excited I was when I held the book for the first time and ran my fingers over it. I said to myself, so I could really do this? Now at the time I wrote that book, I...

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