STORYTELLING IS IMPORTANT

No matter where you belong, through discussion and sharing your stories with others you can become a known person for each other. Storytelling is the most important factor to inspire and influence other people. Everyone in life has some sort of strange stories. As Robert McKee said: “when we want...

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PAINSTAKING REALITY VS. HEARTWARMING CLICHÉS: A WRITER’S IMAGINATION MUST NOT ALWAYS BE SHAPED BY LIFE’S SAD REALITIES’ by OMOTAYO KOLEOSHO

I grew up reading tons of books, and as time went on, I discovered that a lot of them followed the same pattern. The prince always married a poor commoner, or vice versa; the player always fell for the one who wasn’t interested and several other scenarios. One thing that...

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YOU DON’T NEED SADNESS TO WRITE GOOD POEMS: A NOTE BY ADEBAYO KOLAWOLE SAMUEL 

This idea that the best pieces of poetry always come from sadness or brokenness or some inner chaos isn’t true at all. Because of this wrong ideology, many intentionally put themselves in precarious situations. They conjure sadness for themselves even when that isn’t true about them. They deliberately set their...

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