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The 2019 Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop Moves To Anambra State

April 19, 2022

Purple Hibiscus Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Awka, Anambra State. This is the 10th year of the workshop organized by multiple award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie, from December 9 to December 14 2019. The workshop is supported by Anambra State Government. The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants … Continue reading The 2019 Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop Moves To Anambra State

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Events Writing

Connect Nigeria Writers’ Conference: Translating Writing into Money

April 19, 2022

September is the first month in the last quarter of the year. It is the beginning of what is generally known in Nigeria as the mber months. For many people, September is a time for sober reflection. This is largely because most people who had gone through the annual ritual of goal setting bury their … Continue reading Connect Nigeria Writers’ Conference: Translating Writing into Money

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Events Writing

FREELANCING BOOTCAMP 3.0

April 19, 2022

The Freelancing Bootcamp is a 2-day intensive, hands-on training on freelancing and online works for those who want to learn how to get legitimate jobs online and get paid despite the Nigeria factor.  If you are reading this, there is a high possibility that you have heard about freelancing and working online, and you might … Continue reading FREELANCING BOOTCAMP 3.0

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CAREER Writing

So You Want to Become a Freelancer?

April 19, 2022

A freelancer is a self-employed professional who earns a living by working on different projects for different employers without a long-term commitment to any. Usually a freelancer will be paid per project or per task. If you’re considering a freelance career, here are a few things to note. Freelancing is a business and you should … Continue reading So You Want to Become a Freelancer?

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Books Literature Writing

10 Business Ideas for Nigerian Writers

April 19, 2022

It’s true that writers seldom make the world’s rich lists. A few do work their way to a relatively comfortable life; but most have to juggle writing with some other kind of business, just to make ends meet. This reality has scared many talented creatives away from doing writing for a living. Others who dare … Continue reading 10 Business Ideas for Nigerian Writers

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Movies Writing

7 Mistakes Great Screenwriters Do Not Make

April 19, 2022

I love Nollywood. I’ve loved Nollywood since the days of Igbo movies subtitled in English, all the way to the days of Glamour Girls and True Confession. The repeated pairing of Liz Benson & Sola Fosudo and Emeka Ike & Genevieve Nnaji could not quench this love, nor could soundtracks that told the entire story … Continue reading 7 Mistakes Great Screenwriters Do Not Make

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Applications Writing

The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017

April 19, 2022

Published writers are invited to send in their entries for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature for the chance to win $100,000. The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature is an annual prize awarded by Nigeria LNG for the best Nigerian literary work produced by citizens of the country in specific genres within the last four … Continue reading The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017

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Books Writing

20 Inspiring Quotes From Writers About Writing

April 19, 2022

Much has been said about the power and pleasure of reading, and not nearly enough about writing. Without writers there would be no books to read or rave about, but how much do we know about the writing process and what goes on in the minds of writers, be they novelists, journalists, or just people … Continue reading 20 Inspiring Quotes From Writers About Writing

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Awards BUSINESS Writing

CIAPS Offers ₦1 Million Prize for Essay on Ending Nigeria’s Recession

April 19, 2022

Lagos-based graduate school, the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, is offering a total of ₦1 million for essays which proffer solutions to the economic recession which Nigeria is currently grappling with. The centre is inviting Nigerian students, graduates, professionals, academics, and stakeholders, to take part in the competition by submitting a written work … Continue reading CIAPS Offers ₦1 Million Prize for Essay on Ending Nigeria’s Recession

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Events Writing

Ofili Hosts Writing Bootcamp on The No Nonsense, No BS Guide to Publishing

April 19, 2022

Not many conferences or speakers offer straightforward practical methods that reveal secrets on how to get things done. However, in this program tagged the Writing Flipped bootcamp, award-winning Okechukwu Ofili will be hosting a one-day workshop on the no nonsense, no BS guide to publishing. Known for applying unconventional methods that have yielded proven results … Continue reading Ofili Hosts Writing Bootcamp on The No Nonsense, No BS Guide to Publishing

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Writing

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017

April 19, 2022

Entries are now open for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The prize is awarded primarily to writers from the British Commonwealth for short stories written in English or English translations of stories originally written in another language. New writers with few or no published works can enter the competition, as it is aimed at … Continue reading The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017

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Books Writing

Etisalat’s Flash Fiction Award Now Open for Entries

April 19, 2022

IF you are able to weave super-short stories into existence and pen them down in a way that captivates readers, Etisalat’s Flash Fiction contest is probably the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to get recognized for your talent. There’s also prize money to be won. The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award is a continent-wide contest which … Continue reading Etisalat’s Flash Fiction Award Now Open for Entries

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Events Writing

82 Students to Engage in Writing Contest on Wole Soyinka’s 82nd Birthday

April 19, 2022

For two days in the month of July, Abeokuta’s June 12 cultural centre will be playing host to the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange. The annual event is scheduled to take place on the 13th and 14th of this month, coinciding with the 82nd birthday of its initiator, Professor Wole Soyinka. As part of the … Continue reading 82 Students to Engage in Writing Contest on Wole Soyinka’s 82nd Birthday

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Books Writing

Calls for Entries for the 2016 Etisalat Prize For Literature

April 19, 2022

Etisalat has announced calls for submission of entries to the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for literature. Speaking on this, Matthew Willsher CEO of Etisalat Nigeria said “We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness and strength of African literature. Etisalat Prize for Literature is about discovering and bringing to the world … Continue reading Calls for Entries for the 2016 Etisalat Prize For Literature

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Books Writing

Okadabooks Writing Contest

April 19, 2022

Miracles like having food to eat when hungry are hardly recognised. But either through personal experience or in some indirect form, some people can relate to how some foods had saved their lives. Whatever the case be, it is time to tell your story in the most creative and funny way ever. Okadabooks.com calls for … Continue reading Okadabooks Writing Contest

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Tip of the Day Writing

7 Tips on Becoming a Creative Writer

April 19, 2022

Crafting a great story on paper from a good one in the head. That’s a summary of the creative writer’s task. But it’s not a straightforward task for writing enthusiasts who are testing out their fingers on keyboards. They might have some potential big hit of a story swirling in their minds, but how to … Continue reading 7 Tips on Becoming a Creative Writer

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Writing

Quotes I Cannot Forget

April 19, 2022

A review of the #cnwriters conference.

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Events iConnect Writing

Photospeak: #CNWriters Conference 2016

April 19, 2022

Rule number 6: Contrary to popular belief, people will judge a book by it’s cover. This rule is culled from Ofili’s 10 Rules of Writing, which are no rules at all. Well, assuming Rule number 6 is a rule, one can judge from these pictures that the #CNWriters conference was an amazing one. It was … Continue reading Photospeak: #CNWriters Conference 2016

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Books Writing

A Review of Connect Nigeria’s 3rd Writers’ Conference

April 19, 2022

On Saturday, 21st of May 2016, a group of writers gathered at the Sleek Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, to learn the business of writing from Eghosa Imasuen, Adebola Rayo, Efe Paul Azino, Ike Nnaebue and Okechukwu Ofili. Only a few years ago, writing was anything but common as we have it today. However, advances in … Continue reading A Review of Connect Nigeria’s 3rd Writers’ Conference

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Arts Writing

Poetry as Art and Passion

April 19, 2022

Chamber’s Twentieth Century Dictionary tells us that a poem is “a composition of high beauty of thought or language and artistic form, typically, but not necessarily, in verse: anything supremely harmonious and satisfying”. Harmony and satisfaction are key words here. Poetry isn’t just about writing lengthy descriptions of coconut trees or railing against a military … Continue reading Poetry as Art and Passion

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Books Writing

Writing a Novel That Sells

April 19, 2022

Selling novels are a difficult business, regardless of where it is in the world that you’re in. The fast paced, clogged-up lifestyle of the age demands that we attend to numerous, pressing needs. Reading for the sake of obtaining vital information is a regular thing, but sitting down to consume literature for the fun of it … Continue reading Writing a Novel That Sells

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Writing

Top 4 Online Tools for Writers and Bloggers

April 19, 2022

With the increase in the rate of blog posts per day, there is a need for bloggers to be conscientious in planning and developing engaging content that meets the needs of their readers. Most bloggers would admit that it sometimes can be difficult to create original and interesting content.  Fortunately, there are certain tools available … Continue reading Top 4 Online Tools for Writers and Bloggers

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BUSINESS Writing

Making Money from Blogging

April 19, 2022

Once upon a time, blogs were set up primarily by people who wanted the world to know about one thing or the other: events, reflections upon events, personal tastes and passions, new ideas and more. The veteran bloggers say they started posting pieces on their blogs because they loved to do so. Over time, their … Continue reading Making Money from Blogging

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Writing

Speakers at Connect Nigeria’s 3rd Writers’ Conference

April 19, 2022

The Writer’s Conference is an annual CSR initiative organised by Connect Nigeria with the aim of providing young writers with the skills they need to excel in the business of writing. The conference holds on the 21st of May at The Sleek Centre, 141 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island opposite Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. This year, … Continue reading Speakers at Connect Nigeria’s 3rd Writers’ Conference

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Connect Nigeria to Host Her 3rd Writers’ Conference: The Business of Writing III

April 19, 2022

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 … Continue reading Connect Nigeria to Host Her 3rd Writers’ Conference: The Business of Writing III

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