TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE-On developing the literary arts in Zambia, with a focus on creative writing!

TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE-On developing the literary arts, with a focus on creative writing AUDIENCE SATISFACTION Although it is said that you cannot please everybody, a creative writer has the almost impossible task of ‘pleasing’ would be readers. It is necessary to ask what the target audience is. Answering this question alone requires that the writer pays attention to the finer requirements of writing so that, even though we cannot please everybody, your writing will not only be rated highly but will provide the entertainment too. Every reader has their own preferred reading list; some readers fall in love with the writer- the…

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EYE OF THE NEEDLE TRAVEL WRITER’S JOURNAL Inspiring creative writing through travel and photography The principle behind the ‘eye of the needle’ is making sacrifices and in the case of the lesson that the Lord Jesus Christ gave, it was about making the ultimate sacrifice for one to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. A young man came to him to try and understand how he could enter the Kingdom of God. “Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus said, “If you want to be perfect,…

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Work With Me

TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE On developing the literary arts in Zambia-with a focus on fiction writing. MENTORSHIP Mentorship is a deliberate programme in which young and/or upcoming writers get attached to seasoned and published writers or those who are well versed in writing as a way of learning the writing craft. The person being mentored learns by observing, listening and taking part in writing activities. Mentorship goes beyond mere supervision and tutoring. During the programme the mentor shares their time and experiences as a way of imparting writing skills. A…

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IF WE ALL COULD READ

IF WE ALL COULD READ TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE Developing literary arts in Zambia-focus on fiction writing IF WE ALL COULD READ The adage, ‘if wishes were horses, even beggars could ride’, makes one think about some issues critically. For example, could things have been different for this country in terms of development in general if literacy levels were higher? If the percentage of literate Zambians was higher, would we have had a better Zambia? There are many drivers of country’s development and literacy is one of them. ‘A reading…

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