Countries We Write In: L.O. Nobi

I live in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria, in West Africa. Today, I’ll be taking you on a photo tour of my city where I write. Now, there’s this misconception from the western world (US & Europe) that Africa is this archaic place of bushes and starvation. Or that Africa is one country whereContinue reading “Countries We Write In: L.O. Nobi”

Book Review: Santiago’s Dinosaurios

Firstly, thanks to the publicist and awesome author for providing me an ARC of Santiago’s Dinosaurios. I’ve been super excited about this picture book, and guess what? I was not disappointed. It was such a heartwarming read with vibrant illustrations that taught lessons of hope and kindness. Santiago newly immigrated to the US and hasContinue reading “Book Review: Santiago’s Dinosaurios”

Uplifting Music For The Saddened Writing Heart

Welcome everyone to September on Path2pub themed around MUSIC! Please have your seats, the band will go live any second now. Considering I’d come up with this theme, ‘Musically Written’ it was funny that I had found myself wondering what I could possibly write about music—that also concerned writing, as the two don’t exactly meldContinue reading “Uplifting Music For The Saddened Writing Heart”

Book Review: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

This book by Jennette—popularly known as Sam from iCarly—has stirred A LOT of conversation in the past few weeks, and I mean look at that title! That alone is enough to get anyone talking. Honestly, the title terrifies me to type or say aloud cause I love my mom and like I want her toContinue reading “Book Review: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy”

A Field Of Mines: Publishing Twitter

First of all, I want to start by saying I’m so glad I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back! I hit a serious iceberg on my publishing journey and my creativity ship sank, making me struggle with blogging about this path. Feeling eager now to write this post, made me realize my ship is gradually settingContinue reading “A Field Of Mines: Publishing Twitter”

Prologues: To Include Or Not

Last month, I saw a Twitter Interaction about adding prologues when sending out query sample pages. A writer wanted to know if agents were open to prologues or not. The answering tweet was from a writer who felt prologues are entirely pointless and that books do not need them, therefore they shouldn’t be added toContinue reading “Prologues: To Include Or Not”

Our Writing Processes: L.O. Nobi

Writing. Writing. Writing. That activity that really makes one a writer. Not the conception of an idea. Not fantasies of the plot unfolding. But the actual process of marking symbols on a surface to express a plot line. Happy New Month. Today, friends, I’ll be kicking off this month’s exciting theme by sharing HOW IContinue reading “Our Writing Processes: L.O. Nobi”

Full Manuscript Request: Packaging. Packaging. Packaging.

One of the most exciting emails a writer can get is a manuscript request! Whoop! It doesn’t matter if it’s a partial manuscript request (the first fifty pages), or a full manuscript request (*screams*). Once you get that email from an agent that starts off reading like a rejection but ends with a sentence of howContinue reading “Full Manuscript Request: Packaging. Packaging. Packaging.”

Agent/Client Interview With Nina Leon And Jennifer Delaney

One thing querying writers are often curious about is: what it is like to have an agent. What are you to expect? How is the dynamic? How is the process of working together? What better way is there to answer this than a vibrant conversation between agent and client? Today, we have with us NinaContinue reading “Agent/Client Interview With Nina Leon And Jennifer Delaney”