HOW TO NEVER GET PUBLISHED

getting published

I have been on the internet forums recently. You know the kind I am talking about. There is reddit and then there is Quora. And if there is something that I have seen being repeated over and over again by those guys who talk about writing is this stuff about getting published. I know, it sucks when you have spent thousands of hours on a book but then when you finally finish it and send the manuscript to the publisher, you get a mail in your inbox after about one to two weeks that tells you the message… Oh, I […]

WHAT IS THE BEST WRITING TIME

writing time

I know it. You saw the title of this post and thought: “Who does this guy think he is to tell me when my creativity works around the clock.” I am here to tell you this: “Hold your horses, this is not gonna be those kinds of list posts that try to convince you something you really know that you can’t be convinced about. This is a research backed article whose major aim is to try and tell you how to choose your perfect writing time.” “Are we cool now?” I guess the answer is yes. Let’s then proceed. WHAT […]

CREATE NOVEL SCENE THAT MAKE YOUR READERS GO LIKE OH! WOW!

scene

What is in a novel? Or a story? Any story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together like beads on a wire, with narrative summary adding texture and color between. A work of fiction will comprise many scenes. [IF YOU WOULD PREFER A PDF VERSION TO READ OFFLINE, HERE IT IS] Now that I got your attention on the main topic that I am going to be addressing in this article, first things first: what is a scene? “A scene is a where a character or characters engage in some sought of action and or dialogue. […]

CRITICISM IS AWESOME FOR WRITERS AND BLOGGERS

criticism

Criticism. Don’t we all abhor it? Critics? Don’t we all hate them? Well, today I am here to change you and your mentality towards these two things: critics and criticism. Once you go through this blog post you will never look at the two the same again. In fact, you will start hugging your critics more. You will start welcoming criticism even more. You will find yourself always looking for criticism because as it is, you will understand that criticism is not a bad thing. In fact it’s an advantage. I will give you a short background about me and […]

THE ONLY CHEAT SHEET THAT YOU NEED TO CREATE COMPELLING NOVEL PLOT

plot planning

The first thing that will probably come into your mind when you see the topic of this article is what the hell is a plot? Hold on, I will be telling you real quick. According to literary devices, a plot can be defined as follows: Plot is a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story. These events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence. The structure of a novel depends on the organization of events in the plot of the story. Plot is known as […]

SIMPLE QUESTION: IS WRITING FOR ME

writing

The is no one in this world that can actually stop you from being what you really want to be. On second thought, there is only one with the power. And that person in case you are wondering, is you. But there are some things that we force ourselves to do which are not ours to do. Doing those things that you are not meant to do, is a ticket to living a miserable life. You might be wondering, with all that talk of rich writers and you too want to be rich, can writing cut it for you? There […]

EXCLUSIVE GUIDE TO CREATING BADASS NOVEL CHARACTERS

badass novel characters

Characters are the heart of every novel that you will ever think of writing. They are the guys that tell the story to the reader. Characters will hold the reader’s attention to the end of the novel or just loose him at the beginning of the novel. I am sure you want your readers to stick with your novel to the end. I am sure you want Hollywood to consider making a movie out of your book. If that is right, then I think it is also right to say that you will need to think ahead of starting to […]

KILLING THE WRITERS ENEMY, THE DREADED WRITERS BLOCK

writers block

You grab your laptop and fire it up. You sit down on your favorite coach (bed if you are still living in a bed sitter) and wait for the computer to finish its bios as you think about how today you are gonna write. Then you navigate your laptop as you try to locate the word document. Finally, you managed to find it despite the disarray of software that you have thrown all over your computer even though you don’t use them (typically me). You double-click on it and relax as you wait for it to open. Once it’s open […]

POWER WORDS WRITERS NEED TO MARKET THEIR WORK EFFECTIVELY

power words

If you are a writer, you will probably agree with me that writing is never enough. After you have spent hundreds of hours writing and rewriting, editing and re-editing then you have to get to know how to sell your work. Be it a novel, a short story or even a non-fiction book. And that is where marketing comes in. Today I will be telling you about power words. Words are not created equally. But I bet that you already know that. Or don’t you? Why is it that when you tell someone that you love them it brings a […]

12 TOP TIPS FOR KICKASS BOOK IDEAS

book ideas

Idea. The four-letter word that has transformed people’s lives from living in the poor dejected ghetto areas and into eating on the same table with the kings, driving Bugatti and buying multi-million-dollar homes. Where do they originate? Where can we get them? Where can I get that book idea that will take me from being as broke as hell and skyrocket me into JK Rowling and Stephen King’s league? Do I have to meditate all day and then pray all night in order to get that book idea that will make me millions and even become the next big movie […]

10 TOP RULES FOR WRITING A KICKASS NOVEL

novel writing

I know, rules are already there to be broken. But that does not mean that I shouldn’t write this blog post that will give you tips and tricks that will help you in completing that novel that you have always been waiting to write. You have had scene ideas pop up time and again while you are in the shower taking a bath and you think the idea you have is gonna make you the next Stephen King. The only thing that is keeping you from starting writing is that you are claiming that you have no idea on where […]

HOW TO TRANSFORM INTO A PRO WRITER

PRO WRITER

I get it. In high school, you received all those accolades from all your teachers once you finished working on each and every piece of writing. Be it a poem, an essay and if we go back, like really back, a composition. Now you have finished school and joined the real world and you are very determined to start earning from your art and craft. You open your browser and using a search engine you do some research on how to make some cash writing. People are making millions. The web tells you so. The blogs you peruse tell you […]

YOU ARE NOT A BLOGGER UNTIL YOU OWN YOUR BLOG.

Own your blog because, when it comes to writing and creating content, nowadays everyone knows that it’s business. Blogs are awesome cash sources that Kenyans are embracing nowadays. It’s the revolution and that is being caused by the web 2.0 era. Blogs are cropping all over the internet day in day out. About almost every topic you can think of has a blog that is already dedicated to it. But there is a problem with the Kenyan blogs. We are tending to go with the free kind of blogs. You know what I am talking about here. The kind of […]

WRITERS NEED TO CHOOSE THEIR BLOGGING NICHE CAREFULLY

Starting a blog may seem like just a really simple task. After all what you need is a hosting provider and a domain name and the phew! You in the blogging business. But have you ever tried doing something for the first time? Something that you thought was really simple? But then the moment you decided to dive in you realized that you don’t even know the first goddamn thing. Blogging too is cunning. Even choosing your colors will be tough. Let alone choosing a theme for the blog. And now there is this other thing which is what niche […]