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  • I found this story hard to believe, @omoniyi. I’m not saying that it’s impossible, but you never explained in your story how things came to be so distant between son and mother that he became ashamed of her. […]

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 17 hours, 47 minutes ago

    No takers?

    OK, I’ll have a go:

    “Listening to the count go on, Chudi was in shock. He had campaigned so vigorously, courted his classmates so persistently and made his case so intelligently that he felt that the election to class monitor would be a walkover. And yet, with less than 20% of the votes left to count, it was clear that he was heading…[Read more]

  • Tola Odejayi posted an update in the group Group logo of Writing GamesWriting Games 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Here’s a simple game.

    The first person to start mentions a phrase no longer than five words.

    The next person must construct a paragraph story based on that phrase.

    After he has done this, the next person mentions his own phrase no longer than five words, and so on.

    For example, the first person could say the phrase ‘In the gutter”.

    The next…[Read more]

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 1 day, 15 hours ago

    I find the humour in Adam Sandler’s comedies too childish. But that’s just me.

    I’ll look up Red Dawn.

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 1 day, 16 hours ago

    Hmm…

    “Blended” – I avoid Adam Sandler’s movies like the plague, and the previews I saw of this one gave me no reason to change that policy.

    “A Million Ways to Die In The West” – the previews of this were very funny, but somehow, I didn’t get round to watching it. Maybe I’ll give it a go sometime.

    “Captain America – Winter Soldier” – I’m…[Read more]

  • Good start, @kelwriter. Nice to see you turning your hand from fantasy to science fiction, and giving your story a more Nigerian feel.

    I like how you’re imagining your Nigeria of the future; there are hints of […]

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 3 days, 5 hours ago

    I don’t think he was that patient; in the end, did he not go over and deal with her tempter?

    But it makes me wonder how really happy she was with her husband. If you really love someone, nobody will seem that tempting to you.

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 3 days, 8 hours ago

    Ah, that was the one by Tyler Perry. What was interesting was that even though one of the main characters was resisting temptation, the moment she gave in, it was as though she was completely helpless to resist it thereafter. Is that always the way?

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 3 days, 9 hours ago

    So which was the last movie you watched?

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Unfortunately, @ufuomaotebele, I didn’t really like it. But as I said, the story in the book probably wasn’t the best kind of story to convert into a film.

  • Welcome to the group, @hextophar. Any movies you want to talk about?

  • Is this finished, @herexg?

    This needs a lot of editing work. It’s as though you just rushed to type it without taking care. And there wasn’t much of a story, too.

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 6 days, 12 hours ago

    What’s the aim here? To publicise your thoughts on an issue? To educate/enlighten people on a topic? To make money?

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Maybe Jonathan’s strategy is that BH will just get tired and give up… just like when someone refuses to rise to the taunts of his peers, and they lose interest.

    The problem is that lives are at stake here.

  • Tola Odejayi and Profile picture of EldeeEldee are now friends 1 week, 2 days ago

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    But what if, midway into your work, you realise that there is a better destination than the one you’ve chosen? You cannot easily change your story, because there are many characters and story line that depend on the original destination.

  • Tola Odejayi posted an update in the group Group logo of General WritingGeneral Writing 1 week, 4 days ago

    I wonder how people like @lordjosh, @theo and @tai are able to keep series running for dozens of installments. Do you think of everything up front and fill in the details, or do you make it up as you go along?

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Yes, @tai, she was definitely the breakout character.

    Another film you might want to check out is “The Meeting”, starring Rita Dominic.

  • Just finished reading ‘Gone Girl’. Very compelling read. It made me wonder about how strangely people can view relationships that they are in.

  • Tola Odejayi posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    The film would probably have appealed to arty types, but this is a very thin segment of the market, @omoniyi-adeshola.

    Personally, I think that a film based on Purple Hibiscus would have done better in Nigeria, because there was more of an engaging and relateable story there.

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