Some self-publishing tips

Trust your creative history and instincts. I started this writing journey by writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015. I didn't have a plan at the time; I just had insight on some situations that had occurred in my life which I wanted to share. The feedback was amazing, and it encouraged me to... Continue Reading →

7 Years of Classicallyivy

It's been 7 years since I started my blog, classicallyivy. I have written before now about how I went from writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015, which led to me creating classicallyivy in October of the same year. My blog was initially filled with essays about my life experiences. As time progressed, I... Continue Reading →

Book Sale

Hey Everyone! 3 of my books are included in the Okadabooks Mid-Year Sale It's a great way of getting my books in ecopy at highly discounted rates. If you prefer to read books in hardcopy, you can check out my Amazon Author page for my books. Please have a look at the 'Books I've written'... Continue Reading →

My 4 Books!

Hey Everyone! This is just a reminder that I have written 4 books since I began this writing journey in 2015:-Looking for myself and my phone charger (a poetry collection).-Walking on eggshells (a short story collection).-Dirt in the dust (a novel).-Colour me Coral (a novel). They are available on Amazon and Okada Books. As you... Continue Reading →

Short Story: I See You.

The program was yet to commence. I was early. I sat at the back near the entrance of the Church. At the far end of my pew sat a good-looking young couple, dressed in matching navy blue Ankara outfits. The lady looked at me with a narrowed gaze, and rested her limp arm around her... Continue Reading →

Classicallyivy is 6!

In the 6 years since I started classicallyivy, this is the year that I have shared my writing online the least. I do still feel the compulsion to write all the time, but I have been selective (okay-much more selective) with what I share online. Aside from writing about grief, I have written about love,... Continue Reading →

Writing Online: 5 Pet Peeves.

I can't believe I still have to say this: SHARE THE LINK TO A WRITER'S WORK; do not copy and paste it on WhatsApp or any other platform.I have a lot of things to be critical of concerning posts on Instagram (e.g font used in a graphic could be too small for me to read... Continue Reading →

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