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Fri 18 May 2018, 15:41 pm
I think all of us can accept that the publishing industry in our country is weak, and at the moment, with few to no school books being bought —it’s nearly dead. We l...
Fri 11 May 2018, 14:59 pm
Although I've written about many of these terms and issues in other columns, I keep meeting people who don’t seem to understand exactly what the difference is between s...
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 13:39 pm
There's some advice always given to new writers, things such as "show don’t tell", "use strong verbs and no adverbs", and "write what you know".
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:30 pm
This is an exciting year for authors in Botswana. We have two literary events to look forward to. The first will be a celebration of World Book Day this next Monday (Apri...
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 13:03 pm
A few weeks ago I was on Facebook and I noticed a company had put an advert up on the Facebook page called Maun Bulletin Board. The person said that they had lots of ebo...
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 14:04 pm
Many new writers are fearful of submitting their work to publishers. You’d expect that it’s the fear of rejection that they’re shying away from, but surprisingly, i...
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 14:57 pm
I think it's time to increase your submission base and add a few markets to the ones that you’re already submitting too. Again, remember to read all submission guidelin...
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 22:53 pm
Sometimes I think we forget the power of the words we use. A single word can change how we react and respond to a person.
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 12:15 pm
I was in the car listening to a person from the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development talking about the President’s Day Awards and how they are g...
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 22:33 pm
In 2011 teachers Dorothy Dyer and Ros Haden along with their friends Palesa Morudu and Mignon Hardie decided to establish Cover2Cover Books after Dorothy, who was teachin...
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 15:59 pm
There are people who prescribe that a writer should write every day; Im not one of those people. Others think a writer should wait for the muse to arrive and let her dic...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 12:33 pm
Dawn Garisch is a South African writer, poet and memoirist who has six published novels, a poetry collection, a memoir and a nonfiction book.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 16:04 pm
Like most writers I know, dodging work is a big part of my day. I walk the dogs. I work in the garden. I play on Facebook, I stalk folks on Twittermostly Mark Ruffalo a...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 18:59 pm
There are writing residencies all around the world open to writers from Botswana. Residencies serve many purposes.
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 18:55 pm
Some of the things people say to me about writing shock me. Its not like in the past where getting information required someone going to the library and digging through ...
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 17:45 pm
One of the books I read over the holiday was When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:42 pm
Its a new year and its time to get back up on the writing horse. Its time to set yourself realistic, practical writing goals, and to start finding new paying markets, ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:24 pm
People are often shocked by how much work I can get done. I accept that I come from a working class background, which drilled into my head from birth that my worth is mea...
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:39 pm
We were warned to keep our seatbelts on the whole time. So just 15 minutes or so into this evening flight, we encountered terrible turbulence.
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 21:36 pm
I do not believe in witchcraft and everything remotely related to black magic, but strangely I strongly believe in premonitions.
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 17:19 pm
As readers may recall, the earliest known African American visitor to Botswana was the pioneer trader explorer George Fleming.
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 17:14 pm
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. - Elea...
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:52 pm
The government when discussing the arts lately likes to speak about how the arts are a worthy occupation and yet another way to diversify our economy. I agree. Unfortunat...
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 17:19 pm
It did not appear like a coup from the word go and it certainly did not sound like one.
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 16:49 pm
Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African writer. She won the 2008 Caine Prize with her short story Poison after being shortlisted in 2007 with her story Bad Places.
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