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MARVELLOUS MICHEAL“The easiest thing about writing is writing for the first time. The hardest part is writing again.”

Marvellous Micheal has been writing poems and short stories for over ten years and directing them as short plays in her local community. She lives with her family in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

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NNAMDI ANYADU“The hardest thing about writing is that you do it alone – writing is a lonely craft, requiring patience.”

Nnamdi Anyadu is a Nigerian writer. He is a joint-winner of the inaugural edition of the Reimagined Folktales Prize. His works have appeared on Brittlepaper and Ebedi Review.

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IRENOSEN OKOJIE“As a writer, you’re resigned to the fact that not everybody will like the work. And that is okay.”

Irenosen Okojie is a writer and Arts Project Manager. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award.

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Adesuwa Ehinome I.“It is easy to envision yourself as a writer, but can be challenging to shelve procrastination.”

Adesuwa Ehinome Iluobe is a Nigerian author. She wrote the book, The Farm, which has garnered praise and reviews worldwide. She also granted TheBookDealerNG an interview.

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Sarah Ladipo M.“The hardest part about writing for me is getting a first draft down; there is nothing easy about writing.”

Sarah was born and raised in Nigeria. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is British. Her writing includes published essays, academic papers, book reviews and short stories.

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William Moore“The easiest thing about writing is having an idea. The hardest part is putting the idea down.”

William Ifeanyi Moore is a freelance writer, novelist and poet. Some of his work has been featured on BellaNaija, Pulse Nigeria and other platforms.

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Obinna Udenwe“A good short story shouldn’t be conclusive; it should leave the reader with an itch, a craving.”

Obinna Udenwe is one of the most published young short story writers in Southern Nigeria. He was shortlisted for the 2012 Nigeria Literary Star Search.

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Amara Nicole O.“The easiest thing about writing is thinking it is easy. It isn’t. Writing is brutal, it makes one bleed.”

Amara is a young lawyer living in Abuja. She loves cupcakes, green tea and her tabby kitten, Timber. She has authored two novels: Black Sparkle Romance and Son of Man.

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Leye Adenle“The most difficult part of writing is knowing that you might never be able to make a living out of it.”

Leye Adenle is a Nigerian writer. He is the author of Easy Motion Tourist, an award-winning crime novel. He has written a number of short stories and flash fiction pieces.

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