For all [great] writers, we are taught to write the books we want to read. Tomi Adeyemi has written the book we didn’t know we wanted THIS badly.
If you’re a writer or creative talent from a marginalized community, thank the creators and talent of this amazing film for blowing a whole in a door that we’ve been wedging open gently for decades.
Writing is a deeply personal experience that, when done correctly, pulls a lot of you as a creator. You are required to be an archaeologist of your own mind and heart.
Engaging plots are driven by engaging personalities. But are your side characters bringing down your story?
A writer’s greatest tool is reading. That’s the first way we learn what we like and what we don’t. So let’s talk about how [great] writers read.
Author. Poet. Mentor….Actor!
There’s something so captivating about a fictional setting that lulls you into submission. However, there’s also something so disappointing about a world that’s unfortunately “beyond belief.”
You think of her as strong. resilient. untouchable.
But – she was touched. She was hurt. She was violated.
And for the first time – the very first time – you think, just maybe, “Wonder Woman” can lose. Wonder Woman is fallible; Wonder Woman is broken.
Not everyone can say they’ve been writing their whole life, including me.