Motivation

10 Lessons From Stephen Hawking

Hi there! As you've probably heard by now, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. To honor his life and teachings, I've compiled 10 lessons from Stephen Hawking. "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." "So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet." "The greatest… Continue reading 10 Lessons From Stephen Hawking

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Motivation

Sharing My Favourite Song At The Moment

Hi there and happy Monday to you! It has been storming here and we've been experiencing power outages almost daily. This totally messes with my psyche and motivation to write, but hey, that's how it goes in Nairobi. What's the weather been like on your side? I'm taking it easy today and sharing a song… Continue reading Sharing My Favourite Song At The Moment

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20 Inspirational Quotes From Phenomenal Women

Hi there and a very happy International Women's Day to you and the special women in your life. This women's day has been very special for me, because I saw so many examples of strong women who are making a difference in their communities being shared today. To honor and inspire the phenomenal women you… Continue reading 20 Inspirational Quotes From Phenomenal Women

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5 Must Watch TED Ed Videos for Writers

Hello there! How's NaNoWriMo going? I've been spending some time over on the TED Ed website, specifically The Writer's Workshop and found a few helpful videos that I'd love to share with you. 1. How To Write Descriptively By Nalo Hopkinson: 2. How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing By Emma Bryce: 3. How To… Continue reading 5 Must Watch TED Ed Videos for Writers

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Sharing A TED Talk For Writers – Why A Good Book Is A Secret Door By Mac Barnett

This is a TED Talk by Mac Barnett, a fiction author who talks about how writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale. I loved this talk, because I'm a children's fiction author as well but I believe it has something for… Continue reading Sharing A TED Talk For Writers – Why A Good Book Is A Secret Door By Mac Barnett

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5 Lessons From Enid Blyton

Enid Mary Blyton (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968) was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton's books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into 90 languages; her first book, Child Whispers, a 24-page collection of poems, was… Continue reading 5 Lessons From Enid Blyton

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5 Lessons From Georgia Byng

Georgia Byng (born 6 September 1966) is a British children's writer, illustrator, actress and film producer. While pursuing her acting career, Byng began writing comic strips, and illustrating. After her initial success in this field, she gave up acting to write full-time. Her first published book was a comic strip story, The Sock Monsters. Byng's… Continue reading 5 Lessons From Georgia Byng

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Sharing A TED Talk For Writers – The Clues To A Great Story By Andrew Stanton

I'm currently participating in NaNoWriMo and I thought I'd share some inspiration for my fellow fiction writers out there. I came across this TED Talk by Andrew Stanton. He is a film maker and writer behind the Toy Story series as well as the writer and director of one of my favourites WALL-E. This TED… Continue reading Sharing A TED Talk For Writers – The Clues To A Great Story By Andrew Stanton