Writers FAQs

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

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.

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.

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.”