Over the weekend and this past week, I’ve been consumed by the World N.K. Jemisin built in the Dreamblood duology. The story was so compelling and surrounded me with its mysticism and compelling characters that I came out of it and immediately constructed the beginnings of an outline for a fantasy story set somewhere in…Read More
image by Elijah van der Giessen I have not honed my twitter writing skill, but I have excuses. People on Twitter are meanie-bobeanies sometimes, and I just don’t like the energy that bickering online leaves with me. I’m a verbose story teller. Just ask me what I had for breakfast and prepare for a 20…Read More
Fear is the act of imagining the worst that could happen in the future, visualizing it in your mind, and then allowing it to generate bad emotions in the present moment. Sometimes it becomes an art, when it is practiced regularly and not challenged. I’m going find another hobby coz I think I’m tired of…Read More
Imagination is a muscle that can be exercised, and many readers love to use it. Trust them to know what you’re talking about. Don’t overexplain.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire My rating: 2 of 5 stars I borrowed the audiobook from my public library and listened to it while I was on the treadmill. I’m sure I’ll get the spelling of some of the names wrong. Enjoyed: 1. Characters that were so diverse in temperament and identity. 2.…Read More
A young man wakes up to a buzzing, fizzing commotion on his kitchen table. He dashes out of his house to avoid what he believes is the complete destruction of his home. Except, it doesn’t explode. This book was a quick and quirky read (I finished it in one evening) about all the possible things…Read More
Writing is a process that is influenced by people. In my latest video, I talk about some of the things that are currently affecting the way I think about my writing. Let me know what kinds of things are influencing your writing. Click the image below to subscribe!Read More
I grew up in Uganda, in the capital city, Kampala. Check the video below for more info about my background. I lived a certain kind of lifestyle – mostly westernized, lived a life of relative privilege, and was concerned with the things that affected my life and the life I hoped I would live in…Read More
The only way to a successful writing career is to never stop writing. If you can’t find your story, write about your feelings. If your feeling jar is empty, write about someone else’s feelings. Never stop writing.