Haven’t we all had our fair share of the crippling writing advice: Write What You Know? The givers of this advice come at you with hard buttocks rendered rigid from sitting so long in the writers’ comfort zone. They don’t ‘waste’ time imagining what is unfamiliar to them and they don’t attempt to tell stories not crafted about characters like them within settings like the ones in which they live.Continue reading “Stretch your creativity”
Reading widely not only broadens your vocabulary, it also expands your mind and exposes you to new concepts and ideas you would never have dreamed of.
You learn different writers’ expressive styles and, in the process, develop yours.Continue reading “Read Widely”
MY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RETREAT TO REBIRTH: MY STORY
A Book by Ndidi Nkwopara
“When “Retreat To Rebirth: My Story” by Ndidi Nkwopara first came to my attention, I mused to myself that this is probably one of the AMAZON self published craze that is sweeping the world now. How wrong I was. However, at the time. I waved the book off, closed my eyes and imagined the content of the book. I even tasked myself to visualise the cover, the #quality, the font, the type face. And above all, I thought I could, off my head, from previous book experiences, tell the content by the title.
Two days after the first knowledge of the book on a forum, I became restless as I found myself reciting the title of the book. It started subconsciously and eventually I couldn’t control myself any longer. The title got into me. It creeped into my consciousness and involuntarily I saw the beauty in the title. I turned it around in my head many times and I started relating more and more to it.Continue reading “Retreat to Rebirth: My Story by Ndidi Nkwokpara”