The strangest reading slump ever aka the war on narrative

This is a cry for help. I am having the weirdest (non) reading slump I’ve ever experienced in my life. If you don’t know what a reading slump is, it is basically a phase in life where you no longer feel like reading.  You start a book and can’t seem to finish it. A reading…

You are Precious

Yesterday I worshipped the Lord God Almighty. I was listening to a song whose lyrics state “I sing for joy at the works of your hands”. (Shout to the Lord – Chris Tomlin) My heart was filled with such joy as I raised my hands and considered the works of His hands – I thought about…

Two Roads | Poetry

I would put a disclaimer in here about my views but I’m not really fussed about what people think. Title is going through transitions. For now let’s call it Two roads . Click the link to read 🙂

Hey Booktube – Speak Up!

Something has been bothering me about Booktube lately, and no, it’s not the fact that every single booktuber and their mother seems to be in the process of writing their own book. (I think writing a book is awesome and the recent controversy surrounding this topic is understandable, yet not really necessary. But anyway!) I…

My 5 Biggest Writing Distractions & How I (Should) Deal With Them

We all know I’m writing this for myself rather than anyone else. However, if the shoe fits… Here are my current five top writing distractions and some solutions I/we should use to combat them. PHONE I’ve put this at the top of the list because my phone is THE number one time killer. Recently I’ve…

8 Tips for Creating Semi-Autobiographical Work

I’m currently working on my latest play, For a Black Girl. It’s a semi-autobiographical, semi-verbatim play. In non-theatre jargon, this means I have used dialogue from experiences I’ve encountered in my life, and also dialogue collated from discussions with people I have known. This blog post is all about my experiences of writing and performing in…

My (somewhat unconventional) Motivation in Life

I have a number of motivations in life. I’m a Christian and my main motive in life is trying to run the race that is set before me and to do everything according to God’s will. I’m an artist and I’m motivated by life and what I see around me, what I consume. I’m a highly…

2016 Reading Recommendations

Hi guys. Here are some books I’d like to recommend to you! I read these last year and I must admit they were all unique for their different reasons. I hope you enjoy. Do let me know if you end up reading these 🙂 ps. I hope you enjoy my YT channel. I’ve had it…

UNBOXING MY BOOK

So I want to share this with you guys 🙂 When I was going through the earlier drafts of the novel, one of the most motivating things for me was watching other peoples’ unboxing videos on youtube, thinking, ‘Work at this, Nikki! That’ll be you soon.’ THE DAY HAS COME. I hope you enjoy. Also…

The Woman

The one lies in bed post-puke. The other writes poetry on vodka. – A machiavellian nightmare  hunting for space between thought. – Meting out pain in stanzas too brittle to hold her haikus too slim For his mind. – shot, shot, shot, shot  she is pregnant with abuse. – blood and water and pain congratulate…

2017 Writing Goals

Happy new year everybody! I hope you’ve had fun making/not making your resolutions. I’m a firm believer in setting goals for myself every year and you know what? I tend to accomplish most if not all of them! (It’s possible! You can do this!) These aren’t ALL my goals (I’m also a firm believer in…