THOUGHTS

Life is messy; let us accept it for what it is

The Real Housewives of Atlanta — Bravo
The Real Housewives of Atlanta — Bravo
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During the pandemic, I started watching reality TV. I became hooked on the real housewives reality TV franchise. I binge-watched and caught up with all the Bravos Real Housewives of Potomac and Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Change is constant, especially in your friendships

On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, one friendship that seemed to be so bulletproof in the beginning started to shatter when one of the ladies was going…


It’s okay though; you will fix it later

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Last night, I did something amazing. I finally finished my first draft of my longer short story that I will be publishing soon. It was a long time coming, and I had been doing a lot of procrastinating because I was so irritated at how simple it read.


Read especially if you are a die-hard England Football fan

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If you live in the UK, you will have noticed the jubilant mood that circulated the atmosphere on Wednesday as England played Denmark. It was in the cheers that erupted from passers-by on the streets and the general air of confidence that the die-hard fans had throughout the tense match.


Write something you can finish

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Writing a novel is a grinding process. It requires a large dose of dedication and perseverance to actually finish writing a novel.

Write something you can finish

Writing a novel is like running a marathon. It takes a while to plot, plan and write a crappy first draft, then second-guess each chapter.


CONFESSIONS

Life lessons from someone who was recently scammed

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Anyone can be a victim of a scam. Even the young agile mind can fall victim to the crafty attempts of scammers. So don’t look down at someone who has been scammed. The wicked people behind it know exactly what to do to get anyone, and that includes even you!


For in the quiet moments, your mind will surely find the answer it seeks

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Are you writing a novel and running out of topics to write about? Perhaps you started outlining a plot for each chapter but can’t seem to finish it off. Or maybe the characters you originally thought would be full of life, lack the lustre you first imagined.


It takes real courage to share your art with the world

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For a few months now, I have been interviewing different creatives on my personal writing blog. I have spoken to artists, musicians, and writers, and in doing this, I have learned some things that I cannot keep to myself.

We are all so protective of our art

Deep down, we are all so protective of our art. That piece we slaved over for some…


Telling your truth as you have lived it.

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This is for anyone who has been thinking about writing their story — but is feeling inadequate. I want you to know that your story is worth telling. You’ve lived through some things, and you’re still here. There’s a reason for that. It’s because you have so much more to give.

Writing a memoir

According to Neilsen Book Research, sales of memoirs in the UK have surged 42% in the past 12 months, to 2.5 million!


It goes beyond fearlessly pounding the keyboard

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Last week, I was frustrated. I was writing regularly on my blog but not getting much engagement. I was writing about deep things and getting some likes but no comments. People weren’t leaving comments like they used to.

Ibukun

SEO by day and freelance writer by night. Poetry and fiction writer at https://ibs-writes.com/blog/

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