1.What are the benefits of joining Writers Guild Kenya?

Writers Guild Kenya offers a variety of benefits to its members, including:

  • Networking opportunities: Connect with other writers through workshops, events, and online platforms.
  • Publishing opportunities: Get your work published through the guild’s self-publishing unit or partnerships.
  • Skill development: Access writing courses, workshops, and mentorship programs to improve your craft.
  • Employment opportunities: Find freelance writing work or full-time positions through the guild’s network.
  • Advocacy and support: Receive support and guidance on various aspects of your writing career, including legal advice and contract negotiation.

2. What types of writing does Writers Guild Kenya support?

The guild welcomes writers from all genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, and more. We offer various resources and programs to cater to diverse writing styles and interests.

3. How much does it cost to join Writers Guild Kenya?

Membership fees for Writers Guild Kenya vary depending on your membership category (individual, student, corporate, etc.). You can find the latest fee structure on their website or by contacting them directly.

4. How do I submit my work for publication through Writers Guild Kenya?

The guild offers various avenues for publication, including their self-publishing unit and partnerships with other publishers. The specific submission process will vary depending on the opportunity. It’s recommended to check their website or contact them for current submission guidelines.

5. Does Writers Guild Kenya offer any resources for aspiring teenage writers?

Yes, Writers Guild Kenya launched the “Teens Write” program specifically to mentor and support young writers. This program offers workshops, guidance, and publishing opportunities for aspiring teenage writers.


6. 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

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

You perhaps haven’t internalized the benefits that 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.”

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