The joy of a new notebook.

The joy of a new notebook 😍 Even though I have been writing to share online for over 5 years, my heart still skips a beat when I go through my notebook stash to pick out a new one. It symbolizes new beginnings, more opportunities to be creative and pure joy. I am currently on... Continue Reading →

Do’s and don’ts of writing love poems.

Valentine's day is next weekend, and I know some of you would want to write sweet words to your loved ones. Here are some helpful tips to guide you as you write your love poems: Do's and don'ts of writing love poems. Do: read existing poetry for inspiration and to build your writing confidence.Don't plagiarize.... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year.

For my first post of 2021, here's some (unsolicited) advice for Writers: You never know what readers of your work would respond to. One of my most viewed posts on my blog was one where I called on Writers to take ownership of their work. My most viewed post overall is a short story called... Continue Reading →

What do I write about?

What do I write about? Hmm. It's been a weird couple of weeks. I feel…not quite like myself. I feel tired but also restless, motivated but also lethargic.I get myself ready to write (bring out pen and notebook, sit on the floor, have a Youtube video playing in the background) and…nothing. I seem to have... Continue Reading →

Writing Fiction: Friends, Family, Foes.

For God's sake, give your character's fake names (I have a notebook where I've made a list of names of characters for future stories). 2. If/when referring to real-life situations, be creative: if a situation happened to a lady you know, write the fictional version from a man's perspective if possible. 3. Even if you... Continue Reading →

Things I Love…My Books.

I recently received a draft Author copy of 'Colour Me Coral', my most recent book and I must tell you, it's an amazing feeling to hold a hardcopy of your book in your hands. When I started classicallyivy.com in 2015, I had no game plan. I had ideas and feelings that I wanted to express,... Continue Reading →

Writing a story: Colour Me Coral.

I had the idea for Colour Me Coral as far back as in 2016. I had this story in my head about a young Nigerian woman who wanted to make a change in her life but was aware that she might face resistance from those close to her. I couldn't get the idea past the... Continue Reading →

Some Writing Thoughts.

  My name, Ivie, literally means Coral 🙂but my book, Colour Me Coral is a fictional tale. When writing a story-especially from the first person perspective, I have to imagine the Protagonist's reaction to a situation. Sometimes it could be my own reaction.  Other times I just exaggerate things to make the situation more interesting... Continue Reading →

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