#PickOfTheWeek – Candid truth from amazing writers

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It’s #PickOfTheWeek and we have four amazing writers today! We can’t wait for you to read from them. 

The first writer is Ugo Udoji we understand the place from which this comes from. Sometimes its so hard to forgive yourself when you make those silly mistakes but then we just have to. 

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Temilorun Adebiyi’s post is next. The way he describes love just makes us want to experience it from his perspective . Let us know what you think! 

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 Ipinlaye Mercy Olajumoke hits the nail on the head with this one. If everyone can take this stand the world would be a safer place to live in. 

farmto table (2)Ekene May’s charge to us is one that everyone needs to take seriously. We must ensure that we live our lives to the fullest. 

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If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

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#PickOfTheWeek – A little bit of everything

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Hey Sparkle Writers! It’s Tuesday and as you know on the hub time to feature amazing peices  from writers who tag us on instagram. 

Today’s posts are from a little bit of everything.  Ceejay Eze speaks on anger. We are not sure we agree with what he says here but then it’s his view and we want to know what you think. farmto table (1)

We love this one by Maryann Okoli. It doesn’t make sense to give up on who you want to be because some people can’t understand what you are doing or who you are trying to become. 

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Thank you Sensei Fawx for speaking the truth. Before we talk about our colour, race, tribe or religious affinity we are first human. If we remember that, we’d treat the next person to us much better. farmto table (3)    Muhamad Solati speaks the truth with this one! Until we connect our pen to heart our voice will just be an echo. farmto table (4).png 

If you would like to be featured on Pick of the Week, don’t forget to tag @thesparklewritershub on Instagram.

#PickOfTheWeek – Nigeria, Time and Darkness, this week’s posts are different

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This week’s posts for #PickOfTheWeek are quite profound and thought-provoking. We admire all the writers for the depth of each piece. 

Our first feature is one that honours our dear country, Nigeria! If you are not from here this piece will help you appreciate us better. We really are dope! Thank you so much, Igbor Clement, for this. 

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The second piece by Nmesoma Agbo is all about domestic abuse and reminds people of how brutal it really is. Nobody should go through it. 

farmto table (1)Adegbite Tomi reminds us about how important it is to manage time do ALL we need to do every day. 

farmto table (2)The last and definitely not the least is a piece about the impact of building lives. No matter how much wealth we acquire. We really can never be truly successful if we don’t build people. Thank you so much, Andrew. 

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If you would like to be featured on Pick of the Week, don’t forget to tag @thesparklewritershub on Instagram.

#PickOfTheWeek – Writers and their incredible musings

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We are loving our #PickOfTheWeek Segment. So many fun writers every week. Today we are featuring familiar and new writers with incredible musings. 

What we love about these pieces is their ability to help us think and question the status quo with a few words. Whoever said talk is cheap hasn’t seen these ones. 

If you have ever been tempted to quit Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua tells you that you are not alone. In this piece, he reminds himself and perhaps you of why he/you mustn’t quit even when others have.

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Our second pick by Agbo Iyefu is for those people whose love was not reciprocated. We understand you. 

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Dorathy hit home with this one! Not everyone should see your pain, not everyone truly loves you.

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This is perhaps one of our best for the week, simply because it is the truth. Pain is not always bad. Thank you Okuwoga Temitope for this. farmto table (1)

If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

 

#PickOfTheWeek – Life and everything in between

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We are excited to show you today’s #PickOfTheWeek. Writers are really stepping up their game and we love it. 

The first piece we are featuring is by Sakinah. She reminds us of what we do as writers, building our legacy through writing and why we should not give up. Isn’t this just the truth? farmto table

The second writer addressed an issue that is becoming too common around us. Suicide. We love how writers are using their skill to speak the truth and spread peace.

 

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Sensei Fawx didn’t mince words writing this one. If you are looking for something to explain how fast life is. This one hit the nail on the head. It also reminds us that nobody will be here forever, 

 

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This last piece hit home. There are just no words for how apt it is. Short and precise. We definitely agree with Daniel. 

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If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

 

#PickOfTheWeek – Dreams, Love, Poverty and Life. You’ve got to read this

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It’s time for our #PickOfTheWeek. This week’s writers are talking dreams, love, poverty and life. They are baring it all. 

The first piece is by @barvemargai and he gives us a sneak and beautiful peek into his dreams. We can only imagine how big his dreams are by reading this. 

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The second piece that sure caught our attention is by Akinrulie Opeyemi. His piece helps us understand that poverty is a problem of the mind. He believes that if we can conquer it in our minds we would have made progress in conquering it physically. 

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Kunle Ibisola was right when he described love in this short and beautiful piece. See it for yourself. 

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Our final selection for the week is by Adewale Olayemi. For some love is a drug that cures pain, for others it is their worst nightmare. Yemi got this right. farmto table (3)

 

If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

 

#PickOfTheWeek – For the love of creativity

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We are back with the popular #PickOfTheWeek on the blog. Like always we have four amazing pieces by writers who tagged us on instagram. 

Wasted years by Kate Iffy Chukwu

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We love this poem because we can relate with it. Most times it is easy to feel like we have wasted some parts of our life especially when it seems other people have gone ahead. But this piece reminds us that things will get better. 

Oluwafarabaledamilola Popoola’s poem is LIT. We think you should just see it. How many of us have tried this love prank on somebody else?

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The strength of old age

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The strength of old age is not really in their physical abilities, their strength is wisdom, depth and experiences. Andrew Osas Igbineweka explains this better. 

Rape and it’s dangers 

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Korie Chiemeka’s poem is a creative effort to remind us of the dangers of rape and keeping quiet. We love this weeks selection because there is something to learn from each of the poems. 

Tell us what each poem taught you. 

 

 

 

#PickOfTheWeek – We are loving these poems; we think you would too

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Hey Sparkle Writers, we are excited to show you some of the amazing poems we have read so far on our timeline for our #PickOfTheWeek. We hope you love them as much as we do. 

The first poem we have to feature is @thatpoetclem’s I think I love my muse. We think the poem is beautiful but his reason for writing it is what got us. How many times have we preached to you about writing even when you don’t feel like it or at the worst write about your writer’s block? This is exactly what he did. 

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Oguntola Dimeji  (@dime1ddon’s) poem titled ‘Our love is water‘ is the next on our list. We love the way he shows us the different sides of love in a precise and beautiful way. Look at it yourself. 

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The Ideal African Childhood by Victory (@the_vic.tory) also caught our attention. He took us back to our childhood and we didn’t want to come back. Do you miss your childhood?

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Last and definitely not the least is China Tori (@miz_uvi’s) poem that got us channeling our parenting instincts. 

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If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

 
 

#PickOfTheWeek – Four Amazing Poems You Need To Read

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Hey Sparkle Writers, if you’ve been following us for a while, you’d know we had this segment on the blog before. We are bringing it back with a little twist and we think you’d love it. 

Every day, our followers tag us when they post their work on social media and we are always excited to see the talented work they put out. That is why we have decided to feature some of these poems and short stories as our #PickOfTheWeek.

This week, we have four amazing poems written by some very talented writers and we know you’ll love them.

1. Conformity by Oche Viktoh

We love how this poem speaks about the need to silence the noise and do you. 

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2. Time by Okuwoga Temitope

Temitope tells us something instructive about time being a tool to create meaningful memories and we love it. 

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3. Andrew Osas Igbineweka talks to us about love from the angle of sowing and reaping. Really different. What are your thoughts?

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4. The power of Love by Ogundele Sherif

Love is powerful, it is sacrificial and Ogundele Sherif explains just how much in his poem. 

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If you are a writer and you post your work on Instagram, don’t forget to forget to tag @thesparklewritershub for a chance to be featured on our Pick of the Week.

Pick of the Week -If you’re new to writing, this is what you need to know

by Adedotun Adejoorin

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If you’re new to writing, you will find this post very useful. And if you’ve been writing for a while, you can also learn a thing or two from it.

Know your audience. Every writer has a different audience. They do not have be friends or family. They are those who need or are fascinated by your work. If you are a poet and your friends don’t appreciate poetry they may not be able to give you a proper evaluation of your poems. 

Practice. You can never become the professional you want to be if you don’t exercise your writing muscles.  You need to become comfortable with your writing voice and hone your skills. This can only be done by writing. Write every day. You can never write too much. The more you write the better you become. Even if it is just half a page make sure you put something down.

You won’t make millions in one day. Every budding writer should know this. Don’t expect to make millions from your first article. Wouldn’t that be great though? This should not discourage you however. The better your writing gets, the better your income will become. Keep writing.

Read everything you can. We cannot say this enough. Reading expands your knowledge. It sharpens your mind. Read the good and bad books. There’s always something to learn. A new word, a new idea or even a new way not to write.

Crush every form of doubt. There are days when you will doubt your ability to write. You will wonder what’s so special about your work but don’t allow these moments to last long. Remind yourself everyday that you are capable of doing this and continue writing.