How do you find out the cost of self-publishing your book in Kenya?

This question paralyzes the majority of writers in Kenya. It is the most asked question in my inbox. So, I am going to make a be-courageous-and-take-matters-into-your-own-hands post. Educate yourself on the words Word-count, Book size and Genre. Your manuscript is a product. Fiction or Non-fiction, it is a product. Know what your desired product looks […]

Six Things to know when Self-publishing in Kenya

Self-Publishing is a learning journey.  Think of it as a learning journey when you enter the publishing industry. At first, you don’t really know much, but as time goes you get to learn and know what is working and what is not.  You will need patience and the will to put in work.  Your dedication […]

Humphrey Osoro – Comic Artist & Graphic Designer in Kenya

Are you curious about what it’s like to be a Comic Artist and Graphic designer in Kenya? I’m excited to feature Humphrey Osoro who fits both of these titles. There was a time I thought I’d try to be a comic artist ( manga-ka – CLAMP had inspired me at the time) but the drawing […]

Where to start – Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing in Kenya?

Self-Publishing is a great word in Nairobi! ellyinnairobi.com A reader sent me a message and told me, ‘ I have a THING for words.. I have been low-key writing for a while now, and I think its time the world gets a piece of my taste and style.’ Inspired words if I ever heard any! […]

The Girl with the Golden Smile – 2

Prompt: Use “Chocolate Cupcakes” in your 1,000 word story this time. The Girl with the Golden Smile – 2 “Wewe,” Nicholas said when he got out of his car. “Do you have a death wish?” The woman in the rain didn’t speak. Her face was bruised, and there was blood on her pink blouse. Nicholas […]

EA Friday Feature Week #4 Prompt

The EA Friday Feature: Write a story of only 1,000 words using the prompt given.  Post it on your blog on Fridays and share the posts of fellow bloggers participating in the feature. Participating Bloggers: Nilichoandika Flashes of Vice Children of Destiny Books Love in Nairobi Week #4 Use “Chocolate Cupcakes” in your 1,000 word […]

The Girl with the Golden Smile – 1

Prompt: Rain, Rain, Rain: The Girl with the Golden Smile Thunder rumbled, dark clouds rolled in, large drops of rain drummed the iron sheet roof. Nalia wondered if the creator was starting a band. The drops kept falling in fierce beats on the roof, like a doomsday rhythm. She kept chopping onions, her eyes stinging. […]

EA Friday Feature – Prompt Week #3

The EA Friday Feature: Write a story of only 1,000 words using the prompt given.  Post it on your blog on Fridays and share the posts of fellow bloggers participating in the feature. Participating Bloggers: Nilichoandika Flashes of Vice Children of Destiny Books Love in Nairobi Week #3 Prompt: Rain, Rain, Rain….be inspired by the […]

The Changing Tide

Places: Beaches, Mountains, Forests or somewhere else you like…Write a story inspired by the place you like most. The Changing Tide Enya loved her hometown. She’d lived in the same stone ranch house all her life, with her mother and siblings: a nice three bedroom house that she loved to bits. Her hometown was situated […]