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Writers Guild Kenya is a home where Writers are guided, mentored and grown in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility with a view to serving God and humanity.
Douglas Logedi Enjoying one of the books Published by us - Copy
With internet explosion, most people today see themselves as writers because of one or two posts made in social media. There is, however, a growing interest in the better understanding of the Writing industry and Publishing in specific. Writers Guild Kenya aims to grow writers who look at Writing as more than just a pastime, but a practical tool of transformation and instrument of service.

Gabriel Dinda,

Founder and CEO, Writers Guild Kenya.

WHY WRITERS GUILD KENYA

Welcome home in Pictures
Dekker William(left)Poses for a photo with Gabriel Dinda, Founder of Writers Guild Kenya at the 4th Anniversary Celebrations of WGK

1. Guidance, Mentorship, and Companionship

Writers Guild Kenya aims to be the ultimate home of Writers where freedom is cherished but guidance is favored. This is where writers truly feel at home and hence free to explore and grow their writing and reading skills.

A live  training session

2. Peer Review, Encouragement & Exchange of ideas

A peer review process is a structured avenue where ‘senior’ writers guide others through the writing journey, and together writers hold each other’s hands to ensure continuity, growth, and exchange of ideas.

Our Writers in Mombasa enjoying a Family time together during Ekklesia - Copy

3. Opportunities, Sharing and Networking

Through our activities, Partnerships, and the engagements that we take part in, being part of us gives you more opportunities to explore than those which you can create on your own.

4. Humanistic Approach

Ida Launch

Before you are a writer, you are a human being. Humane treatment is all you need as you sharpen your writing skills.

5. Practical solutions to Self-publishing

Why not your book

For all your questions on Self-publishing, books sales, printing, book launch, distribution, book reviews, books drives and all you might want to know regarding books.

6. Selfless service to humanity

You too can now sig copies of your book to others

Through our platforms, activities, and engagements, we aim to grow a family that cherishes service to others. Through service, the realization of the higher purpose of our writing is achieved, enabling us to grow together.

The great Launch
In 2015, Writers Guild Kenya was a mere idea, which, together with my friends, we trusted. Just 3 years later, it is so humbling to see the results of trust and hope. Writers should not lose hope, with the presence of this home.
Frankline Omondi
Founder, Writers Guild - Kakamega Chapter

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How can I create a time to write?

Writing, like all other things in life, requires proper planning. Many people claim to have written books in their minds. What they seem to lack is time to translate them into real books. The best way is to give yourself a target to write, i.e 500 words daily, keep your word and have an accountability partner to hold you to account.

Q2. How can I deal with procrastination? I always feel the best time to write is tomorrow.

You perhaps haven't internalized the benefits which writing will bring to you and the joy of seeing your work out there. In addition, this could be a reflection of how easy you are on yourself. Being that the body likes easy things, you get away with this. An accountability partner may help you, and attending different writing sessions/events to get challenged might also help.

Q3. How do I deal with Writers Block?

Stop writing for a while and immerse yourself in what you love. Travel to a park for instance, or to a place that inspires you. Do other activities other than writing. Sooner or later, you will be excited again to write. Be easy on yourself. Read a book. Eliminate distractions; switch off your phone, de-clutter your space.

Q4. I am told Africans don't read, who will read my work even if I write?

Your job is to write. If you write a good book/good article, you will get more readers than you thought. The challenge is getting readers for a poorly written piece or book.

Writers Guild Book Launch 😀
Writers Guild Poetry 🙂