Hey guys, Suyi here. Over on Facebook, I’ve been trying to show everyone how I make time to read and write amidst a busy life. Chisom blocked me one night at the car park and asked why I wasn’t sharing this juicy info with you guys. So, because I feared for my life, I had to succumb. […]
The blank screen stares at me, beckoning me to write. I wonder if it has anything for me to hold onto, I wonder if I can look at it Without the temptation of a different kind of hunger. How does my life become what I’d rather it be, By urge of my will, without my […]
Last week, Keren stole our breaths away, literally, with that masterpiece titled ‘My First Kiss’. Yo, I relived my first kiss as I read those lines, and when the reel finished, I moved on to relive my best kiss ever. And what better way to spend your Thursday morning than a stroll through kiss-ville in […]
My first kiss Anything but subtle Shaming all reason Teasing Begging for more And more My first kiss Beyond deep Deep enough Lustful love Eyes closed Your soul I saw Your flesh I felt Hot and wet Like sugar and spice I felt your heat on my tongue Your hands traveling Searching, claiming, owning […]
Season 2 is here, and it’s still as simple as it used to be. Write a poem and following the instructions on the Submissions page, give it a chance to appear on Poets’ Thursday. 5 POEMS 5 SEASONED REVIEWS ARE YOU READY?
So, you might’ve heard about this already on Pulse, The Cable, Brittlepaper or when we tweeted about it. You might still be finding it hard to believe, and we hate to be the harbingers of bad news, but sadly it’s true: the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop is cancelled for 2017. Here’s that word from Chimamanda Ngozi […]
Hello all; it’s Suyi here. So, our first Dear Writer Newsletter went live on Friday. Man, if you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out terribly. June’s newsletter was titled Dear Writer: What d’you mean you don’t have time? and was packed with lots of advice and a barrage of fun. Here are some excerpts: Chisom says: Think […]
Isn’t it funny how everything becomes urgent only when you have little time to do them? Think about it. That last project you stayed up all night to complete, only because you had a deadline to beat the next day. Well then, having six months to live feels the exact way. Talatu is seated beside […]
Hello guys, Suyi here. First, I want to say a big welcome back to everyone. The WAW team has been on a bit of a hiatus, trying to build more structures behind the scenes, and for that lapse in time, we apologise. However, we’re glad to say we’re back in the fray now, coming in slow-and-steady. Since we’ve […]
Setting is one of the more important elements of fiction (and even nonfiction) writing. In this two-part series, we tell you how to choose your setting and how to make the best of it. Read Part 1 if you missed it.