How memorable are they? How powerful, or weak are they? My favourite villain in Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama Trilogy was Nakamura, the self appointed dictator on the Spaceship. He was feared, he had power, but he had a…
Seeing that your writing is not just a hobby, but a profession and career that you value and respect (even hobbies and side careers deserves respect ) then it makes sense for you, the writer, to dev…
Please post your helpful comments on how to make characters in a story believable in the comments section on the blog post here. And what do you know; I will be reading your comments, and the one I find to be most helpful will win a copy of Martin Njaga’s Brethren of Ngondu.
“Dear Mr. Death please consider me for your next shipment from planet earth, Amen”. They came again, this time sent by Mr. Death. The python coiled around her bony body and as it squeezed her she thanked Mr. Death for answering her prayer.
Michael’s music managed to cross over beyond barriers of race. The essence of his music appealed to people right across the world. His music broke past genres, creating new heights in the music industry, fusing and merging, creating a whole new culture of music.
There are times when pain is so suffused into our every day lives such that we start going through the motions of life, as if in a fog, not quite sure how it will turn out for us. The last few months have inflicted such pain in Kenyan lives, that it is very easy to lose our souls to the pain. Last week, we watched as dozens of Kenyans lost their lives. We discussed the underlying issues that contributed to the loss of life. Safety management. Metropolis Planning. Road insecurity. Poverty. We can spend a lot of time discussing all the ills that plague our country. Like any plague, these ills will continue to claim lives until a vaccination and cure can be found. To prevent and to heal. The thing is, we can accomplish a lot in our own
As this blog grows, I have become more and more convinced of the power of the written word. We have seen so much creativity on these pages, don’t you agree? And here are a few more for you to read. This week’s Story of the week comes from Millie Dok. A tale of village love in conflict with a fancy car and a hearse. That I was only 16 years old was besides the point, I was ripe in the eyes of everyone in my vilage; pimply face, boyish hips, Rasta’d hair, 12noon breasts and a flat tummy all neatly wrapped in a bright latest style kitenges. Read more here.. Dennis Duncan Mossiere is reflecting on President Barack H. Obama’s Inauguration and the Impact it might have on our country. Paul Kariuki tells about the Pastor who took the Devil’s Potion. Simon Mbuthia is Burdened by dreams,