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I came across The White Tiger in my aunty house and knew I would have to read it quickly. I'm not a huge fan of borrowing books, so I would need to finish it in the course of my stay. Fortunately, it was a compelling book and so finishing it in a matter of days proved easier than I had anticipated. [ 527 more words ]

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I came across The White Tiger in my aunty house and knew I would have to read it quickly. I’m not a huge fan of borrowing books, so I would need to finish it in the course of my stay. Fortuna…
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I used to worry about sounding 'deep' enough, sounding 'Nigerian' enough - having an authentically Nigerian voice. I'd imagine people reading my words and thinking - this is not how Nigeria is...this is not how we think, how we behave.
But one day I realised, I can't be more or less Nigerian. I can be myself. The fact is my voice has been shaped by England, it's been shaped by Nigeria, it's been shaped by American movies, it's been shaped by classic literature, it's been shaped by Japanese anime. So only God knows what it sounds like to a reader, but it is authentically mine.

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Compared to the other poems I have talked about thus far, I think the Villanelle is the easiest to compose. It’s also fun, lyrical and expressive. A great poem for getting your point across.

Like the Sestina, the Villanelle is a poem that relies heavily on repetition...http://writeratworkng.com/how-to-write-a-villanelle

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It's interesting how poetry transcends time. It is timeless. It also transcends culture, race, status...we all feel the same things. (Try reading the poem backwards and see if it still works 😉)

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If you are a writer and you want to make money, (whilst you wait for your own work to do its thing) I think ghostwriting is one of those occupations you naturally fall into. A ghostwriter, according to wiki, is a writer hired to author literary or journalistic works, speeches or other texts that are officially credited to another person. In other words, you do all the work and someone else’s name is on the cover of the book. [ 827 more words ]

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If you are a writer and you want to make money, (whilst you wait for your own work to do its thing) I think ghostwriting is one of those occupations you naturally fall into. A ghostwriter, accordin…
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I was given Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by a friend, which was nice because I am rarely given books. You would think I would be given books often, as I am clearly a book lover, but nooooo. Anyway, my friend clearly appreciated the novel and wanted me to share in his joy. The title of the book, I believe, is very apt. [ 506 more words ]

http://writeratworkng.com/a-review-of-mr-and-mrs-doctor

I was given Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by a friend, which was nice because I am rarely given books. You would think I would be given books often, as I am clearly a book lover, but nooooo. Anyway, my frien…
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I was introduced to anime in 2011/2012. I was dating an anime junkie and even though I had heard about anime; seeing someone binge watch it was fascinating, especially as it was in Japanese. So one day, I said, “Do you know what, let me watch this thing with you,” and I sat down. I have not looked back. In fact, I often wonder how I lived the first 23 or so years of my life without anime. [ 822 more words ]

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I was introduced to anime in 2011/2012. I was dating an anime junkie and even though I had heard about anime; seeing someone binge watch it was fascinating, especially as it was in Japanese. So one…
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Stay with Me was recommended to me and so I purchased it and settled down to read it. I read it in one night. From the first page, I appreciated that Stay with Me was just my type of book. The phrase ‘page turner’ has always meant for me – a book that packs a punch with every page - and that is Adebayo’s book. [ 455 more words ]

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Stay with Me was recommended to me and so I purchased it and settled down to read it. I read it in one night. From the first page, I appreciated that Stay with Me was just my type of book. The phra…
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Have you tried the petrarchan sonnet before?

Last week I dropped info on the Shakespearean sonnet. To read the full post, click on the link in the bio.

#writer #poetry #sonnet

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The sonnet was the first poetic form that I experimented with, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Shakespeare clearly loved the sonnet form, as it was the only type of poem that he seemed interested in writing. He wrote so many, he didn’t bother to name them – they got numbers instead.

There are only FOUR things that you need to know about the sonnet form... (For the rest of the article, visit writeratworkng.com)

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The pages are done, the book cover is designed, the word count is set, the pen has ink in it, the laptop is functioning just fine... #truth #writingcommunity #spilledink #poetrycommunity #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #wordsmith #wordart #bleedink #typewriter #typography #typewriterseries #type #picoftheday #poetsofig #dontgiveup #quotes

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The sonnet was the first poetic form that I experimented with, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Shakespeare clearly loved the sonnet form, as it was the only type of poem that he seemed interested in writing. He wrote so many, he didn’t bother to name them – they got numbers instead.

There are only FOUR things that you need to know about the sonnet form...

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Tsundoku. ..to tell the truth, I am most at peace when I am surrounded by unread books... #books #fiction #tsundoku #bookstagram #story #read #writeratwork

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So you’ve started your story and your momentum is hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! So high, you may as well be a balloon floating in the air. Your fingers are racing over the keyboard and the ideas are flowing quickly and smoothly.

But soon it takes you double the time to crank out the page and your story begins to feel dull, forced. You’re in the middle of your story and even though you may have an idea of how you want it to end, you have no idea how to get there from where you are.

Does... this sound familiar?
Click the link- http://writeratworkng.com/stuck-in-the-middle-and-how-to-pu… -to find out how to overcome these roadblocks!

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So you’ve started your story and your momentum is hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! So high that you may as well be a balloon floating in the air. Your fingers are racing over the keyboard and the ideas are flowing quickly and smoothly. But soon it takes you double the time to crank out the page and your story begins to feel dull, forced. You’re in the middle of your story and even though you may have an idea of how you want it to end, you have no idea how to get there from where you are. [ 418 more words ]

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So you’ve started your story and your momentum is hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! So high that you may as well be a balloon floating in the air. Your fingers are racing over the keyboard and the ideas are flow…
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@thebarelyliteratebookclub made my day with this feedback. I needed it. Monday is officially looking good.

May you all never falter from your dreams.

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