Abandoning fear

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…

Getting Organized

One of the things I’m really struggling with this week is getting organized. There seems to be so much to get done and yet there doesn’t seem to be anything done. I’d promised myself the use of a jar to track my activities during the day, hoping that it would motivate me to work harder….

Your culture fascinates me

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…

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.

Bait and trap

Yesterday I saw this headline, and as someone who has paranormal answers to every mystery, I clicked on the story to find out what the ^%$#@ walked out with Kaydon from the woods. icepop.com was counting on that. They structured the story so that there would be 30 parts to this story with HUGE ads…

Speed learning

I have a theory about creative craft; no matter how talented you are, you will always need to learn from “experts” in order to be considered a professional by other professionals in that field. Practice allows for amateurs to shed their titles but doesn’t fully substitute learning from a more experienced person. You see it…

World building

This is a craft that must be taught, and I’m sure it is part of the curriculum of expensive writing programs, but I think there is an argument for teaching Worldbuilding in secondary school education. The factors that one must consider in order to answer questions like: What is the most likely place for human…

100 Days of Words

This could be dangerous. Writing every day for 100 days. Since 2018 is the year in which breaking barriers and crossing comfort lines is the theme of the day, I’m going to be writing, on this blog, every day. Hopefully, I’ll think up some themes and figure out what the best way to do this…

Vision Board

This is a companion blog post to 27. Bwandungi uses a vision board to supercharge her life. Before you even start your vision board, you have to let go of the fear that you are not creative enough to make one, or that defining your goals will trap you. This is YOUR tool and you…

What is my story of success going to be?

I’m not a plothole nazzi. When I watch a movie or read a novel I’m curious about the story and have no trouble suspending belief. Which means I can read almost anything and enjoy it. As long as people are having a great adventure, women are as significant and as strong as men, and blatant…