Today, we would talk about another self-publishing company- Buboox. Buboox is a new eBook company in Nigeria. They have started cutting their own paths for readers. Their website only features PDFs and you might not find the DRM features like some other applications e.g. Okadabooks. Yet, you cannot miss the fact that your books can ..
One very beautiful way people have come to enjoy books is through book reviews. Through it, the hidden messages are unveiled and a lot of writers begin to see even what they weren’t seeing. Moreover, it is a great way of publicising a book. In Nigeria today, these are the top 8 book review website. ..
Writers improve when squeezed, and the best way to that is when their creativity is the edged towards certain directions. More so, competitions have the potential of boosting our confidence in our writing. It is, therefore, expedient we know and set bookmarks and even subscribe to great websites that have taken it upon themselves to ..
Let’s discuss self publishing. And today we would be dealing with Origami Imprint. Origami Imprint is one of the new Self-Publishing houses that came into business in 2013. Some of their authors include Micheal Afenfa, Author of ‘Don’t Die On Wednesday’; Kayode Oguntebi, Author of Viral Lord; Dumebi Ezar Ehigiator, Author of The Spider’s Web. ..
Self-publishing, as we have discussed in one of our previous posts, is something that everyone can do. However, it would take sometimes. You can either use popular self-publishers or you can try doing it yourself. If you want to consider doing it yourself, you would need this checklist to forge ahead. 1. Book Covers Design: ..
So, in recent times we started a series on Characters. We are exploring Character’s voices and how to strengthen it. Confidence Level Confidence level refers to the background building of your character. They are the things that encourages the speech of the character. Let’s take Clarisse from the Percy Jackson series for examples. She was ..
Cassava Republic is one of the most reputable TradoPublishing houses that have stepped out of the norm of regular printing presses and publishing house, and have made books fun for readers. Some of their authors include Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Author of ‘Independence’; Teju Cole, Every Day is for THE THIEF; Marilyn Heward Mills, Author ..
Hook for literature is simply the suspense embedded in your fiction. It is the embodiment of all the things that spike the interest of your readers. Books can be boring, tiring and exhausting. But you have to know the right places to put this hook before you even begin your stories. Over the next ..
During Rainy Period in a poor character houses and area Sight Greyness of the sky, water splashing from roof Leaky roofs for some People running to pack their clothes and foodstuffs People pouring dirt from dustbins into drainages Women and children scrambling about to drop buckets and big bowl under roofs Fallen soaked clothes Arrow-like ..
For a while now in our discussion of theme we touched aspects like The Missing Theme Elements In Most Stories Things To Explore While Including Themes In Your Story This little post aimed at revealing to the essence of your story. Your story is a plot but the plot must end somewhere. If it’s a ..
Missed any part, visit @woliagba_ayoajewole or our website(for the written version) As Dara made his way to the front, the Pastor, whose preaching was dull, who prompted the whole problem came around, pushing Dara aside. Woli Agba was surprised. ‘Pastor what happened?’ Dele also surprised said, ‘ you returned, sir?’ The angry Pastor slammed his ..
High Cost Estate Sound Day Mothers calling children to hurry for school, cars driving noiselessly through street, bikes coming in once-in-a-while, early morning music, dogs barking. Few intruders in the afternoon, cars cruising, occasional noises from children Night Music blasting, faint voices of people arguing, Occasional noises, early silence in the night, car driving in ..
Last time, we made you understand that when exploring a theme in a story you need to fully expand it. However, you can’t fully explain it without knowing what to have a sort of checklists for this theme. Although it is not compulsory for you to fully explore all these in your story. Yet, using this would ..
We stared at the torrents of rain as we waited in the uncompleted building. I held my elder sister’s(Jade’s) hand. She in turn touched Olawale’s, Our elder brother’s, hand, but he drew it away. At that moment, my concern was how our mother would tear them to pieces for taking me, a five-year old, on ..
Continued from Last week, with @woliagba_ayoajewole for more. ‘ Anything… You don’t know what you’re saying’, Woli Agba shouted at Dele. ‘ I said Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the bible’. He flipped through the bible vigorously, ‘ See…See’. Infuriated by Woli Agba’s opposition, Dele cried, ‘ Daddy, I know what I’m saying ..
Last week started the top ten books on Okadabooks and here is this week’s own. 1. Last week’s number 2 moves to the first position this week. Author: Tunde Leye Price: ₦ 100 Description: It doesn’t actually take as much as most people think it takes to fall in love. I was twenty seven and not so fresh ..
Writerprof, a writer, wrote this as a comment to the Nairaland version of my post about theme, , and has given me the permission to post it here.. Themes are embedded in a work of literature by the writer while the readers are free to read in between the lines of a story to bring out more themes. ..
Death, why would you take Rita? I expected the loud “lub” From the heart of this good sister Who passed out in the bathtub Lo! I heard no sound “She’s gone” I heard the doctor say “Lord! No! She can’t die” I heard my loud thin scream He spoke, “She is not dead But has ..
Any good story-plot is always driven by two major things, and we would try to focus on them in series of posts. Most beautiful stories on earth are built on these two. Missing any of them or not balancing them can cause chaos in your story writing. There are a lot of stories built on ..
Theme is the message or messages your story is trying to portray. It is the main reason you write your story in the first place. Many great stories had been hinged on themes that still ring a bell in our minds today. Looking at the books from two great Authors- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, ..