Wunmi Fani

Writing Challenge 2020

This writing challenge is one I’ve set for myself in 2020. It’s a little bit different from the popular NaNoWriMo. In that challenge, people attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 – 30 every year. I tried that a few years ago and didn’t care for the undue pressure it put on me, which ended up stifling my creativity. However, I have been terrible over the years with my writing schedule. I write off and on, as …

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For Better, For Worse or Maybe Not

My earlier article The Underwear Defense shared my experiment with self-publishing a short story a few years ago. I received great feedback from beta-readers and fans. As a result, I expanded the short story into a collection entitled For Better, For Worse or Maybe Not (Vol 1). For Better, For Worse or Maybe Not (Vol 1) is a collection of stories that explores deceit, dishonesty, greediness and putting the cart before the horse in courtships, relationships, and almost weddings. A man …

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Why Do You Write?

“Why do you like writing?” This is a question someone asked me a few weeks ago. It’s a question I used to ask myself too. A long time ago. Writing is not an easy task even if you have a natural talent for it. On any given day, you can sit in front of a laptop and stare at a blank screen until blood starts to gather at your temples in desperation yet one word might not come out. On …

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Is Reading Good for Writing?

Sometime last week, I had a conversation with someone who wanted to know how to get into writing and how to choose a genre. I asked her what kind of books she likes to read. She responded, “I don’t really like reading.” I was a little stumped. We discussed for a few more minutes and she decided she was into shows like Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City. “Sounds like you might want to get into drama then?” I …

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Book Review – On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

I like reading books about writing but not too many. I don’t want to start getting bogged down in processes and advice and ignoring my writing instincts. I try to keep books about writing to no more than 3 a year so when I first found out about Stephen King’s On Writing, I knew that was definitely going on my list for the year. However, I hoped it wouldn’t be a guide on how to become a writer or get …

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