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. […]
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.
A place in the sun pits modernity against tradition, places them in a ring, and watches them exchange blows. Verity Publishers, South Africa July 2016 | 248 pages | Adult Fiction R229.00 (Print) | R69.00 (Ebook) | Where to buy A Place in the Sun is a racy novel, rich in history and suspense. Written by Kola […]
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. Part 2 – Next week Wednesday
Thanks to #WAWFM angel investors, 5 slots to the WAW Fiction Masterclass S01 E02 are up for grabs. All you have to do to win a slot is write a six-word story and – who fainted? *looks under table* LMAO. But hey, no jokes. Instructions are below: Write a six-word story. Post it on Twitter, Facebook […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to plot a story? The elements required to be present within every story? In this excerpt, we take you through the three critical elements of plot every story requires.