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Writing, in today’s world, is big business. This has greatly been influenced by the growth and expansion of the internet over the past decade, bringing writers on the international scene and most importantly, providing the online world with a surge of information that contributes massively to what it is today.

Owing to this, the business of writing as we can see is not relegated to only a class of majors in the English Language, and with a mixture of goodness and sadness, it doesn’t belong to experts who are skilled with words. Blogs, for instance, offer a platform for new writers to learn on the job. This is good in a way, seeing that people can express themselves and still get to have a number of followers without having to get their works checked in the manner in which teachers check for errors in scripts. But yet, the art of writing will soon be dead, or redefined in a distasteful manner, if nothing is to be done to save it.

Typically, the diction and style of this age have been greatly influenced by the internet as well. Nonetheless, by mastering the art of writing, it is possible to write professionally, maintain a unique style in your writings and still boost a stream of followership and income to your blog.

In its third year, Connect Nigeria invites aspiring writers to her writers’ conference, The Business of Writing 3. This is a CSR initiative that offers a free one-day seminar aimed at providing young writers with skills they need to excel as writers in Nigeria. The conference covers broad areas in the field including editing, publishing, poetry, scriptwriting, blogging and succeeding at writing.

Speaking at this year’s conference would be Eghosa Imasuen, Adebola Rayo, Efe Paul Azino, Okechukwu Ofili and Ike Nnaebue.

The event will take place on the 21st of May, 2016 at The Sleek Centre, 141 Ahmadu Bello Way, opposite Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 9am to 4pm.

Attendance is free. To register, log on to

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This article was first published on 6th May 2016 and updated on May 23rd, 2016 at 3:52 pm


Nnenna is an editor and writer at Connect Nigeria. She loves fine art, books and places.

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