Wunmi Fani

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The Dummies Guide to Overcoming Writer’s Block

What is Writer’s Block?  The Brewster’s dictionary defines writer’s block as – “A periodic lack of inspiration that can descend on the most experienced of writers and that results in an almost pathological inability to put pen to paper.” As a child, I used to wonder how it was possible for anyone to have writer’s block. Would the thoughts in a person’s head just disappear? I was quite convinced, as only a child could be, that I could never experience writer’s block. I was magical. I was  ...

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Inspiration, Motivation

Does Pressure Help or Hurt Your Creative Process?

When I was 16, I was commandeered, against my will, to write a poem. We were having an end of year arts competition at school and one of the activities included poetry reading.  We were all sitting around having a house meeting one fine afternoon when the house captain blurted out, “I nominate Lafani to write the poem.” Startled, I replied, “I don’t write poetry. I don’t know how to write poetry,” but it fell on deaf ears. “How hard can it be? You’re writing all the time, aren’t you? We  ...

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