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Call for entries – WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE (WAR)  -Vol. II

Call for entries – WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE (WAR) -Vol. II

SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS, NIGERIAN WOMEN WRITERS MOVEMENT In collaboration with MUJERES POETAS INTERNACIONAL (MPI) INC. (The Women Poets International Movement) Call for entries WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE (WAR) Vol. II (A Collection of poems and artworks on women development and violence against women)     Woman Scream is a worldwide chain of events celebrated … Continue reading Call for entries – WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE (WAR) -Vol. II

You, Yes You! You Don’t Deserve To Be A Successful Writer!!

Yes, you read that right- YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WRITER!!! Hold on, hold on, don’t fight me just yet. You are in a boxing ring right now and your opponent is you! I am just the ref!! Let it echo over and over again in your consciousness. You reading this piece, you … Continue reading You, Yes You! You Don’t Deserve To Be A Successful Writer!!

The Secret To Being A Great Writer

“Oh my God! you are such a great writer. What is your secret?” If you are a lover of words strung into beautiful sentences and, ultimately, compelling stories, you must have made that statement and asked that question before. We all love secrets, they give us a sense of mystery, importance and deification. I always … Continue reading The Secret To Being A Great Writer

Nigerians Are Not Buying Ebooks Because…

Believe it or not, Nigerians are not buying ebooks… Because I’m not William Shakespeare? No! Because I’m not Chimamanda Adichie or Nnedi Okoroafor or Onyeka Nwelue or Kiru Taye or Helon Habila or Myne Whitman? No, no, no, no, no and no! Let me tell you the reason: Nigerians are not buying ebooks because of … Continue reading Nigerians Are Not Buying Ebooks Because…

Albert Aderemi Adedoyin Creative Writing Workshop

Albert Aderemi Adedoyin Creative Writing Workshop

LAGOS WRITERS FORUM, IN COLLABORATION WITH EKO BOOK CLUB AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA, LAGOS STATE BRANCH Presents ALBERT ADEREMI ADEDOYIN CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (In celebration of the first year remembrance anniversary of the late Prof. Albert Aderemi Adedoyin who slept in the Lord on the 18 of August 2015 at the age of … Continue reading Albert Aderemi Adedoyin Creative Writing Workshop

Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

COMPUTER GUILD OF NIGERIA In collaboration with NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA COMPUTER OPERATORS, WEB DESIGNERS, PROGRAMMERS AND HARDWARE TECHNICIANS Presents IBADAN BLOGGERS WORKSHOP For: committed bloggers, web designers, computer operators, computer lovers, publishers, writers, computer scientists, Computer Analysts etc. THEME: IMPORTANCE OF BLOGGING TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT   Fundamentals of Blogging Blog Designs and Aesthetics Blogging … Continue reading Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

COMPUTER GUILD OF NIGERIA In collaboration with NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA COMPUTER OPERATORS, WEB DESIGNERS, PROGRAMMERS AND HARDWARE TECHNICIANS Presents IBADAN BLOGGERS WORKSHOP For: committed bloggers, web designers, computer operators, computer lovers, publishers, writers, computer scientists, Computer Analysts etc. THEME: IMPORTANCE OF BLOGGING TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Fundamentals of Blogging Blog Designs and Aesthetics Blogging Techniques … Continue reading Ibadan Bloggers Workshop

Describing Physical Appearance of your characters.

Describing Physical Appearance of your characters.

Physical Appearance. The Audience want to imagine what the person look like. They do not want to just deal with an abstract protagonist. They want someone they can identify with and that is why this book will be giving you help on how to create the character that soothes your imagination. Height Weight Body Type … Continue reading Describing Physical Appearance of your characters.

Plagiarism

Hi everyone, It is unfortunate that I have to announce the discontinuation of my posts on naijastories, due to discovering, much to my displeasure, my first chapter “War” being posted on another site by another Nigerian named Raj, as his own work.  See link below. http://gist212.com/2015/07/story-curse-of-the-seventh-sword-the-war-of-two-realms-chapter-one-war/#comment-4713 It is possible that this Raj, is a frequent … Continue reading Plagiarism

Why You Need A Character Chart

LITE Character Chart A character chart is the writing tool that helps writers know their ways around the characters of their story. This character chart is very useful, especially, for protagonist. Usefulness of Character chart Connection: It helps writer get connected to their protagonists, antagonists and all character of their story. J.K Rowling knew so … Continue reading Why You Need A Character Chart

2015 Creative Writing Workshop – Lagos Workshop

2015 Creative Writing Workshop – Lagos Workshop

LAGOS WRITERS FORUM, IN COLLABORATION WITH EKO BOOK CLUB AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA, LAGOS STATE BRANCH Presents 2015 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP THEME: WRITING, BOOK PRODUCTION, PUBLISHING AND COPYRIGHT Date      : 27th of August, 2015 Time      : 12:00PM Venue  : National Library of Nigeria (NLN) Lagos State Branch office 227, Herbert Macaulay Street P.M.B. … Continue reading 2015 Creative Writing Workshop – Lagos Workshop

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Dialog Tags Punctuations Right

Have you experience the scenario? You’re a great writer. At least, more than the ones you started learning with together. And you learn fast. You spin breathtaking tales. Then one day, you enter a contest. And the pro you’ve been looking up to still took the biggest price. And if you’re lucky, you took the … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Getting Dialog Tags Punctuations Right

One Day Summit/workshop For Upcoming And Aspiring Artists

One Day Summit/workshop For Upcoming And Aspiring Artists

THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA Formerly known as Aza Artists and Writers Movement In conjunction with IBADAN ART SUMMER SCHOOL Presents ONE DAY SUMMIT/WORKSHOP FOR UPCOMING AND ASPIRING ARTISTS For: Photographers, carvers, bead makers, textile artists etc.   Date            : 26th of July, 2015 Time           : 3:00 PM Venue         : … Continue reading One Day Summit/workshop For Upcoming And Aspiring Artists

2015 Free Creative Writing Workshop (second Edition)

2015 Free Creative Writing Workshop (second Edition)

INSTITUTION OF NIGERIAN WRITERS (The Workshop arm of the Nigerian Society of Authors) In conjunction with the SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS Presents 2015 FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (SECOND EDITION)   Date: 25th of July, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM Venue: Amphitheatre, U.I, Ibadan   For who? Upcoming/Aspiring Writers, Freelance Writers, unpublished authors, editor, students, civil … Continue reading 2015 Free Creative Writing Workshop (second Edition)

Call for Entries – AMBASSADOR OF PEACE

Call for Entries – AMBASSADOR OF PEACE

NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS In collaboration with CONFERENCE OF YOUNG NIGERIAN DEMOCRATS Call for entries AMBASSADOR OF PEACE (Songs for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan) An Anthology in honour of our immediate past president Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR for conducting free and fair elections in 2011 and 2015 and for peaceful … Continue reading Call for Entries – AMBASSADOR OF PEACE