This weekend, I wanted to share a writing quote with you courtesy of Phyllis Dorothy James, otherwise known as P. D. James, a well-known and celebrated English crime writer. On writing and dreaming, she says:
Last week, I watched the new Wonder Woman movie by DC Comics. And I loved it! I know it sounds cliché, that a woman would love a movie about a strong, female superhero. But I did. Yet, before the movie, I was ambivalent towards it.
I had seen the trailer and knew it was going to be in movie theaters in June, but I still wasn’t planning on watching it. The last time I saw Wonder Woman headlining a screenplay was the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The show aired in Nigeria in the 80s/90s. Yes, that long ago.
But then, I saw this:
I hope your weekend has been pleasant so far.
Today, I will be sharing an excerpt from the newly released sequel to Dear Obajimi, aptly titled “Dear Morenike.” Dear Obajimi is an epistolary short story narrated through a wife’s letters to her husband, while Dear Morenike includes the husband’s letter to his wife. Both stories are set in Lagos, Nigeria.
Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend has been enjoyable and relaxing so far.
Before we step into a new week, I wanted to share a writing quote from Beverly Cleary, a well-known American author of Children’s and Young Adult fiction. She says:
The Sequel to Dear Obajimi is here, and it is called, Dear Morenike. If you’ve been counting down to May 27 for reasons other than a children’s day party, raise your hands … Yup! I have both hands up too. 😀
Dear Obajimi is getting a sequel! Yes, it’s true. There will be more letter writing fiction on this blog in 10 days. Here are three things I can tell you about this upcoming release:
Happy Friday! Today, I’ll be sharing a quote on the agony of an untold story courtesy of Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist and best selling author of more than 36 books, including the famous autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She received multiple awards including the Presidential Award for Freedom in 2011.
Here is one of her most famous quotes: