Nozizwe Cynthia Jele is an award-winning South African novelist who has written two books - Happiness is a Four-Letter Word (Kwela, 2010) and The Ones with Purpose (Kwela, 2018). Happiness is a Four-Letter Word won numerous prizes (Best First Book category (Africa region) in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011 and 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film… Continue reading Writing advice from Nozizwe Cynthia Jele
Kopano Matlwa Mabaso was born in 1985 and by her 22st birthday had written and published Coconut (2007) which won the EU literary award for debut fiction and the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature in Africa (and was written whilst studying to become a doctor). In 2011 she was listed as one of the US… Continue reading Writing advice from Kopano Matlwa Mabaso
Writing advice from Rémy Ngamije on when to end a short story.
I read Normal People in 2019 in a one-day sprint, drawn into the story and the lives of the characters. This year Normal People was made into a series screened on the BBC. I watched it over a weekend, completely immersed in the story again, and particularly moved by the music. For me, this was… Continue reading Writing advice from Sally Rooney
Today's writing advice from Elizabeth Gilbert. Trust me, we all need this advice.
Last year I purchased a Masterclass pass for my husband as his birthday present. He was interested in taking the class by Neil Gaiman and I was interested in taking the class by Margaret Atwood and so it made sense to get the all access pass where we could access both of these and others.… Continue reading Writing advice from Shonda Rhimes