"On my paper, in my words; I find peace, I find solace, I find me..."

Wunmi Fani

#PublishingPaidMe Hashtag is Quite an Eye Opener for this Author

I was rummaging around on Twitter a few days ago when I stumbled on a hashtag that I found alarming. If you’re active on Twitter and you’re a writer, then you might have come across the same hashtag  #publishingpaidme. The hashtag was started by LL McKinney @ElleonWords to expose the inconsistencies (bias) between the advances black and white authors receive. Now, I always thought the amount of an advance depended on the merit of the work and how much of a …

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Can You Be Creative Under Pressure?

“Is it possible to be creative under pressure?” One of my stressed-out friends asked me this a few weeks ago and it led me to remember something that happened when I was in secondary school. When I was 16, I was commandeered, to write a poem. Yep, you read that right. My boarding school was having a creative arts competition between the various houses to celebrate the end of the school year. One of the activities included a poetry reading …

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Writing Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Today marks day 65 for me in quarantine. I still can’t believe I’ve been indoors for 2 months. I go out for grocery shopping and to pick up mail at the post office but I’m mostly in my room. Though I’m an introvert, the first two to three weeks of quarantine were tedious for me because my reading and writing schedule had been changed without proper planning. I need a certain mindset to read and write and they both crashed …

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How to Create An Author Website – A Step By Step Guide

This is the continuation of an earlier post. You can read Do I Need an Author Website HERE. In the earlier article, I shared the top 7 reasons why you should start an author website as soon as you decide to start writing. Even if you’re not yet published, you can still have a basic website. Read more on that HERE. Part 2 is the step by step guide for creating your author website so I suggest you read Do …

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Do I Need an Author Website?

As someone who has a successful non-fiction career backed by high ranking websites, I definitely recommend a website for any author. An author website is going to be one of the most important promotional tools for any writer, especially for a new writer. This two-part article will share the most important reasons why you should have an author website right from the start. It also includes a step by step guide for creating your author website. Even if you are …

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