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Writing Emotion – Romance-on-the-Blog

I asked around. The reasons Kenyan writers shy away from romance stories: Romance stories explore emotions. We are African; apparently someone decided that as Africans talking about emotions is a big no-no. *scratches head*

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November 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

On Haiku, by Robert Spiess – Poetry-on-the-Blog

“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” ― Kobayashi Issa Robert Spiess published his first haiku in 1949, his first of 10 books in 1966. He was the … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Writing & Living – Fabulous on the Storymoja Blog

Creative gifts are not the kind you can turn off when it’s inconvenient. They are not a part of you. They are you. Once you are born a painter or a writer or a musician, it reflects in everything you do. You feel more; words have special kin with you when you are a writer, so their weight bears harder on you.

November 7, 2011