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I’m Leaving On A Jet Plane

I’m not exactly leaving on a jet plane. Lol. But I’ll be gone for a while. A long time. In one of my recent posts, I explained that I no longer have the time I used to have as before. I get so busy these days that I can’t remember when last I slept through the night. There was a time that I could do that and yet write without having to take out special time to do so. Now, I don’t have that luxury anymore. I’ll be going away for at least, six months, starting from now. What this means is that there will be no active series here from me, and once Dugo ends on Instagram, there won’t be any. However, when I return, you’ll get the uncompleted ones in books. So, about Stranger In Lagos, the news is that big publishing came for it. I still can’t…

Dear Writer: Here’s How To Start Making Money

Dear Writer, Here’s How To Start Making Money I can begin and end this with one sentence from my own experience, and that would be: Write books and sell them and voila! You’re making money! The above is the kind of advice you’ll get from people out there who want to tell you how you can become a writer who makes money off selling books. What they’ll never share with you is how to get on the journey in the first place. Well, I’m here and I’ll do just that. But first, let me tell you my own story. Make sure you read through. Your journey must not be like mine, but you can glean a thing or two from what I’ll share. So, I started blogging in 2011, after writing for six years. I opened several blogs on different free blogging platforms, but I finally settled for Wordpress, after…

The Moskeda Book Club

So the survey I ran here a few days ago has been completed. I want to thank everyone who participated and for the feedback that I received. Bless you! I will give you the results in a bit, but first, I want to introduce the Moskeda Book Club to you. We’re on Instagram and it’s not yet begun because I’m working on a few things at the moment. I hope to start it off on the first of August. I’m excited and nervous at the same time because I don’t know what to expect. But I’m sure we’ll find our footing. So the Moskeda Book Club is going to be like any other book club, but with a difference. We will read and share our thoughts on what we read and those thoughts would be published as a collective review here on the site. This is to help people catch…

Be Part of the #icanbemore Young And Cerebral 2018 Essay Competition and Win Prizes

Young and Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open. This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization. The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change. With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is 1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words. Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years 2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you…

Roses And Thorns #9

Haliru and Tehilah went out for a business lunch with some movie makers from the U.S, who wanted to adapt her second novel, at an upscale restaurant on Mbadiwe. After the movie people had gone, Tehilah wanted to say goodbye to Haliru, but the latter waved her back down.   “Is something wrong?” Tehilah watched his face, which was cloudy, like he was fighting a battle with himself.    “I am actually fighting a battle inside” he said, as if he had heard Tehilah’s thoughts. “I am wondering if I should say a word or forever hold my peace, now that you are pregnant” Tehilah was taken aback. It was obvious to her that Haliru had seen the news. Would it jeopardize her contract with the publishing company, she wondered. “You know?”   “I wasn’t sure, but it wasn’t something far -fetched, seeing as you are in a committed relationship” Haliru peered into…

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