Soul Mate 2

My sister Chikerenma has always been a witch. Not because she possessed magical or evil powers.  No. Her powers lie in her creativity for evil, her wild imagination that always thinks up the greatest horror to my small mind.   It wasn’t just about snatching all my snacks and money when our parents eyes were…

Soul Mate 1

“What I’m saying is that women actually have a point when they say some men can be chauvinistic slaves.” Mike is saying to us.   We all laugh because, who doesn’t laugh when Mike cracks a joke? Who doesn’t smile when Mike walks in? Who doesn’t wait patiently till they get a glimpse of his…

What to do with Unfinished Stories!

Are you one of those scatterbrained writers? Do you have multiple short unfinished stories you don’t know what to do with in your archives? What to do with millions of unfinished stories in your archive: Scroll down…       Keep scrolling…       Just a little bit longer…         AHA!!!…

Where Do You start Your Story?

The point where your story starts is key to creating suspense and maintaining interest in your readers. Let’s face it, in today’s world, you have to have more than a good story. Good stories are everywhere. But when you add a dash of uniqueness to yours, your story becomes great and you give your readers…

What Type of Writer are You?

Growing up, I had a big cousin who always loaned me hundreds of books to read anytime I visited her. As a result, I was introduced to many authors and as time developed, I began to pick out my favourite authors among the pile. I’d always look for their books first before others. In my…

Action Movies, Senseless Violence and Morals in our Books/Movies

The rise in public shootings and killings have got me thinking. A lot of these culprits always use violent video games as one of the reasons for their blow-ups. Some are arrogant kids who have played too many violent games. Others are shy, bullied and withdrawn people who have no friend to guide them. I…

Are Sex Scenes Ncessary When Writing Romance?

As a little girl, the very first book I read was Demon Headmaster which a family friend brought to my house during one long vacation. By the time I entered secondary school, I had read a lot of books like Chike and the River, Brume and the Clique, The Mischief Makers. I always wanted more…

Discovering Great Authors

One of the greatest hurdles we face as writers is discovering that awesome author that hits just the right spot, keeps us mesmerized and leaves us wishing we could read their books forever. Warning: I’m a romance reader so from here on, you may only see romance authors. I started romance with the greats like…

A BookLovers’ Worst Nightmare is…

Falling into an endless, dark and terrifying tunnel… Walking on a rope attached to a tower… Unable to breathe properly, short gasps for air… Heart racing wildly… Eyes madly searching for… Nail Biting, sitting in the dark, afraid…..   Worst Nightmare Scenario: I always make sure i never run out of books to read. Suddenly,…

Writers and Perseverance

There are so many struggling artists out there in the world, so many wanna-be actors, singers, writers, artists, etc. They all have the same story, same big dream, some quit their jobs because they were convinced the world would love their work and more. Well, as a writer, the first lesson is “Never be afraid…