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Musings, tips and writing strategies for aspiring authors. All about my observations of life, writing and the stuff in-between.

Writing Confessions Part 1

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Writing Confession 1
I’m cheating on my book. I’m supposed to be focused on final revisions but there is another story that is vying for my time. It’s irresistible. I can’t stop thinking about it. It whispers to me in the middle of the night and wakes me up early so I can write it. It’s effortless to be with i,t but I truly want to be faithful to my book. To finish what I have started …

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What’s happening in my writing world?

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Writing challenges on my third book
I had forgotten just how difficult the revision stage is for me. When I was going through the revision stage with ‘That Which Has Horns’, I was never satisfied with my prologue. I was not satisfied with the way chapter 1 began. I wrote it over and over about 20 times but I couldn’t be satisfied. Several chapters had to be removed, changed or rewritten altogether and new characters added. You …

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Unexpected Life Lessons

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6 Things I  learned about life I learned during a radio interview, one fine day.

There are no dress rehearsals

I got to my interview and there was no time to discuss questions. I just had to go for it and answer the questions. Generally, c’est la vie. That is life. Each day we deal with new situations but we can’t go over the scene ahead of time. Right there, you are in the role of your life. …

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Cross Roads

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Cross Roads
I’d been waiting for many years for W.M Paul Young to write his sophomore book and I was so thrilled when I finally had it in my hands. First off, I wondered if it was even possible to follow up the great power that his debut novel, The Shack had. How can one man write another novel with as much impact again? Is it possible to have such incredible beauty even in the depths of sorrow and …

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Book Tour

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In between priceless time with family, “That Which Has Horns” was  officially launched in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 2013.  As  mentioned in the last blog I met wonderful people in the media and in all aspects of publishing and book selling business in Harare.  I am so grateful and honored to have worked with such generous and professional people, who want to see Zimbabwe’s literary works on the world stage and support all different artists.  Each person I met …

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