Lily Mabura (Kenya) was nominated for her story ‘How Shall We Kill the Bishop?’ published in ‘Wasafiri’ No53, Spring 2008.
With some observation and a little research, the creative mind has the ability to create worlds that so strongly mirror the real world that the reader is left breathless and completely entertained in fictional stories.
Arterra is a artistic residence in a quiet and green small village. We offered the artists two distinct spaces, the house where they can eat, rest, meet…
He sat there in silence staring straight ahead, almost as if he was trying to formulate oblivion. There was no evidence of emotion on his face. He was not even flinching and his winking was…
Readers of mysteries seek a particular experience: they want the intellectual challenge of solving the crime before the detective does, and the pleasure of knowing that everything will come together in the end.
The verandah unlike all the other areas in the house was cool, because of the breeze that the endless trees that Mark had planted blew.
This fundamental role of making the writer was one of the major points that came to the fore at a workshop in Lagos, where the inner workings of the publishing business was discussed with particular emphasis on the tasks of the editors. Tagged Farafina Publishers’ and Editors’ Workshop, the three-day event, held from the 15th to the 17th of March, 2010, was organised by Farafina Trust.
I try to sit down and actually write something. I have the ideas in my head, but the words don’t come out on paper. I can’t seem to get a running start. How do I get past the feeling?
I am doing my masters and have some classes online. Mostly though, I’m usually reading blogs, leaving comments on Facebook or chatting with someone.
Writers, especially those starting enthusiastically with publishing their work, are likely to pat my shoulder (virtually) if I endorse their feelings about the general apathy and hubris of editors.