UNDERSTANDING POETRY: THE PLACE OF PUNCTUATION IN A POEM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

Punctuation in poetry is similar to punctuation in prose and serves almost the same purpose as bar lines in music without which the words and notes won’t flow altogether. In order words, punctuation assists in organizing your words into discernible verses: encapsulates thoughts and ideas aids in coherence and the presentation of meaning signals when and… Continue reading UNDERSTANDING POETRY: THE PLACE OF PUNCTUATION IN A POEM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

 4 SIMPLE HABITS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

Whenever young writers are gathered, one question that is always asked – in varying forms, is ‘how can one become a successful writer?’ It goes without saying that this poser has no direct ‘A-B-C’ answer. As a matter of fact, successful writers will offer different tips on excelling in the writing craft because writing is a… Continue reading  4 SIMPLE HABITS THAT CAN MAKE YOU A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

WRITING IS NOT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN: A TREATISE BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT

Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failing and failing… Continue reading WRITING IS NOT FOR LITTLE CHILDREN: A TREATISE BY JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT

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 mood experience, we go to… Continue reading STORYTELLING IS IMPORTANT

15 IMPORTANT WRITING ‘FACTS’ YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T NOTICED

It’s been years of writing. Believe me, it’s been hectic but fun too. I have had my essays, articles, fictions, and poems published in magazines and journals. Besides, I have an online magazine, host contests, and curate anthologies. So I have the best opportunity of writing this based on my experience so far. News headlines… Continue reading 15 IMPORTANT WRITING ‘FACTS’ YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T NOTICED

THE CONCEPT OF GODHOOD IN POETS: HOW POETS BECOME GODS an essay by Aremu Adams Adebisi

There is something about poets that makes them gods. It is not the relativism of their works or their verisimilitude. It is not the aptitude of their word usage or the striking semblance of a symbolism. I tell you certainly, it is not metaphorism and other categorical comparatives. It is apparently the mystics manifested in… Continue reading THE CONCEPT OF GODHOOD IN POETS: HOW POETS BECOME GODS an essay by Aremu Adams Adebisi