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…

Book Review: FOE by Iain Reid

Release Date: September 4, 2018 Where did I find this book? I joined NetGalley a while back and then promptly forgot about it. Yes. I’m one of those. So imagine my surprise when I logged into my subscription email account (you’ve got one too, eh?), and found a kajillion ba-billion email messages recommending all kinds…

You can’t afford my work

It should be plain and simple. “I’m a writer who authors stories about people of African descent having adventures in space.” Then I cringe and wait for the inevitable question of feigned curiosity. “So where can I buy your book?” I’m not disappointed in seeing their mild humour and benevolent condescension. “Thank you for asking.”…

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…

Cheating on my Reading List

I’m looking at my reading list right now, wondering if it is going to leave me or demand that it be taken off my website. Sincerely, I wouldn’t blame it. I have strayed so far from my goal of reading a particular kind of literature, that now I find myself in the bushes and trees…

No matter how your week has gone, even if the speed bumps of life have conspired against your plans, take a little time and refocus. You got this. bwandungi

Every story is the same

I’m trying to be more educated about this path I’ve chosen, learning things I didn’t know about storytelling, and figuring out which things relate to me and which ones don’t. In this research, I came across a concept called Narrative structures, and the idea that ALL stories are basically the same. Narrative structure is the…