Day 2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration

2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration My sister woke me at the crack of dawn today.  I don’t do well with mornings without coffee.  This determined fire cracker got me out of bed, dressed, and out the door…all these without a cup of coffee.  I give her props for the feat.  I’m incredibly unsociable without coffee.  TheContinue reading “Day 2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration”

Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness

5. Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness Books are sold by authorpreneurs who take an active role in publicizing their work. Authors working with big publishing companies are lucky in that they get creative, marketing and PR departments working for them.  You have chosen to self-publish a book. You’re choosing toContinue reading “Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness”

Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb

4. Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb When you pick up a book, you turn it to the back where you read a description of the story. The description lets your reader know who the main characters are, what they do, and what makes the story worth a read. In short,Continue reading “Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb”

Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights

3. Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights I’ll touch a little on this.  Copyrights are a contentious issue in Kenya, mostly because there are many copycat entrepreneurs. When we talk self-publishing in Kenya, you’re mostly going to have your books published online, on your website or on international platforms. In this case,Continue reading “Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights”

Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – The 411

Self-Publishing fiction e-books in Kenya – 101 This is a series of blog posts on self-publishing fiction e-books online. Self-publishing fiction is not easy. Let’s remember that and know that as we continue. This is no walk in the park. You’re not going to publish your amazing story that you’ve written for years and getContinue reading “Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – The 411”

Blog Giveaway – One Ticket to Storymoja Hay Festival 2014

The Storymoja Hay Festival is 7 Days Away..they’re moving very fast, Speeding I tell you…. It’s been an exciting journey on my end.  Going through the program, working with the other interns as we prepare to be part of the festival.  We now have our jobs and know what our roles will be during theContinue reading “Blog Giveaway – One Ticket to Storymoja Hay Festival 2014”

Picture Perfect 5

Picture Perfect 5   An hour later, leaning on a tree in the gorgeous garden belonging to Taylor’s aunt, Victoria watched Eric focus his lens on a laughing Beth. They were standing by a bush of pink roses, Beth holding one up to her nose. Her wedding dress gorgeous in the afternoon sun. Victoria wonderedContinue reading “Picture Perfect 5”

4 Questions to Ask Before You Self-Publish in Kenya

First question, Are you a writer? You’re a writer if you fill notebooks with stories and random thoughts that could be stories. If your laptop/PC is full of files of stories you’ve written. You wonder why publishing can’t get easier in Kenya. You get jealous every time you see that Saturday story running on theContinue reading “4 Questions to Ask Before You Self-Publish in Kenya”

Poetry Week – Salem Lorot’s Meditations of a Father

I found this poet through an interview on Poets United : Life of a Poet.  Salem Lorot’s interview was so candid, I just had to go check out his work.  This is his blog, he’s posted a lot of poems there, and I only chose one that spoke to me.  Maybe you might find moreContinue reading “Poetry Week – Salem Lorot’s Meditations of a Father”

Opportunities – Storymoja Festival Writing Fellowship

This is an impromptu post with nothing to do with poetry week, but it’s good to share opportunities as they are found.  This Fellowship is offered to Six (6) Fellows by the Storymoja Festival people.  I imagine they have a thorough vetting process, so if you’d like a chance to get in, I suggest writingContinue reading “Opportunities – Storymoja Festival Writing Fellowship”