Okay, first off, I need to apologize. This post is late by over a week. Given that it’s a chain something, I feel pretty bad but it was due to several circumstances beyond my control.
That said, I’d like to say a big thank you to my dear friend Seun Odukoya for tagging me in this blog tour. I thought I had wahala until I met him. But regardless of all his trouble, he’s a wonderful gentleman, a very bright mind and tells really good stories. He blogs here and if you have not read his blog, mention me on twitter so I can give you your lastma cap.
That said, I have been given four questions to answer on my writing process. And after answering those questions, I am to tag three wonderful writers who will in turn answer these questions on their blogs and tag three other amazing writers and so on and so forth.
To the questions.
1. WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
At the moment, I’m working on several things; which is one of the reasons this post is late. I am currently running a fiction series #RumorHasIt on my blog. I am co-writing a family web series; Family Man which is to be aired on Africa magic and Iroko tv sometime this year. I am also working on the movie adaption of #RumorHasIt. A nice director, Mr. E wants to make a film based on the blogstory and I am working on the screenplay. Permit me at this point to say that Screenwriting differs a lot from normal story-telling and it is not beans. I duff my hat to all screenwriters out there. Na una try pass. And finally, I am working on the movie adaptation of #SimplyComplicated as well. Shhh. It’s not official yet but if I get it right, Simply Complicated will go to the big screen as well. So see? A lot of writing projects going on at the same time.
2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?
I think I’m the wrongest person to answer this question. I would hype myself and give you a million reasons why I think my work is unique or amazing and bla bla bla. But really, I think my readers are in a better position to say why they think my work differs from others they have come across.
3. WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I DO?
Errm. No particular reason. Writing is fun, writing is my life, writing is what I do. So I write my stories because I enjoy them. And more importantly, I’ve got amazing people who read my blog. When I look at my blog stats each week, I see a reason to keep writing because people are reading. So to my readers, thank you for reading. You truly are something special.
4. HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?
Hian. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I knew. And here’s why. Each time I think of a story, no matter how random, the characters take shape and come alive in my head, telling their own stories by themselves. I kid you not. Most of the stories I have written, I did not have all the details but somehow the characters produced them. Even some of the twists people see in my series are totally unplanned for. So I do not exactly have a particular process, I just write as the Spirit leads and as my characters lead.
Now to the amazing writers.
Nonso Iwuchukwu is a fun, sharp-witted young man. A budding writer, amateur black and white niche photographer and an amazing singer with a voice that’ll send you to heaven. He is an exciting person to be around. His blog is a very hilarious memoir of his dreams, hopes, aspirations and experiences at work, home, church and buses in the Lagos metropolis. He blogs at
Uchenna Walter Ude writes stories and essays which have appeared online, including in the anthology, So We Do Not Forget. He dabbles in poetry, and was awarded the accolade of the Amateur Poet of the Year 2003 by the International Society of Poets. He was a participant of the 2013 class of the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop. He describes his blog as a smorgasbord of stories, news tidbits, opinions and entertainment snippets.
He blogs at
Oludapo Tolulope is an addicted God lover and a man of diverse passions. He currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Covenant University and is also an avid enthusiast of the creative arts such as poetry, photography and graphics design. He loves to make new friends. He blogs at
I encourage you to check these blogs. I assure you, you will not regret it.
Follow them on twitter @ItsNonsoAgain @Walt_Shakes @tee_Abraham
Read their works, send in feedback and spread the word about writers.
Thank you again Seun Odukoya, one of the very few persons wey get craze pass me. Hehe. God bless ya!