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Jan 19, 2019 20:18:43

Day 18

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 198🔥 | 198💌

Keni

Current day streak: 198🔥
Total posts: 198💌
Total words: 40097 (160 pages 📄)

An 18 day streak!!

I didn't think I would make it.  
I didn't think I would have topics to write about. 

But I have.
And it is getting easier. 

Though I didn't want to share my work at first, I am getting braver. I like the comments some of my posts earn me. And I like being able to articulate my thoughts in a way that can hold a stranger's attention. 

I have found a few writers here that I think have interesting topics and styles I can learn from. Encountered a few folks that are out there too.... learning from them as well. 

I am optimistic about where this can go. 

My brother has challenged me to write fiction. It's not easy. There is one writer that has made me understand the power of fiction - Chimamanda Adichie. Her book titled Americanah is a masterpiece. I felt she wrote perfectly about my American immigrant experience. The book changed my mind about the power of fiction and I hope that one day, I can create something similar.

It seems that personal experience are used to create most works of art.
This post is to thank @basilesamel for all the work that this takes. 


 


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    @keni Oh Our Dearest Chimamanda. Her book Purple Hibiscus was a compulsory read in my first year in the Uni. I over-read (if that's a word) the book, cause i abandoned my registration to complete the book. She writes awesomely.

    You know i'm Nigerian right? LOL

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jan 25, 2019 00:00:35
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      @seunoyebode - No?? Your letter to yourself Nigeria was confusing. Of course I know.
      I stated that when I talked about the vocals of your folks. Go back and see that comment.
      Yes you guys produce really good singers, writers and actors. Chimamanda is a personal favorite of mine.
      I hear you with the over-read... New goal - write so people over-read our content. :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Jan 24, 2019 18:16:07
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    @keni for me today is the 18th day of the streak! feels great doesn't it
    So congratulations to us :D

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 21, 2019 16:08:47
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      @lucjah - Absolutely.
      We are on our way to that best seller!! :D

      Keni avatar Keni | Jan 21, 2019 10:32:37
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      @keni hihihihihi...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 22, 2019 22:46:30
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      @lucjah - hi right back at you!
      I need some of that energy today.
      Long day at work.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jan 22, 2019 16:55:50
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      @keni hmmm... my post today is rather neutrally boingservational... but I'm here :-)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 22, 2019 23:38:35
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    @keni Congrats pal!!!! :D

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 20, 2019 11:45:16
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      @basilesamel - Thank you.

      There seems to be a bug with the streak. I have 19 posts with 19 streaks but it doesn't show. It seems like the one day when I posted at 7pm wasn't counted due to the time zones?
      Could you please look into it?
      Thank you

      Keni avatar Keni | Jan 20, 2019 17:29:15
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      @keni yes I'm on it :) Other users had the same issue and it's a timezone miscalculation indeed

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 21, 2019 12:27:18
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    @keni Wow thanks for this book recommendation. Looks good and also provides me a perspective that I greatly need -- non western. I've just put a hold on it at my public library.

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jan 20, 2019 02:35:18
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      @abrahamKim - You are most welcome.
      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jan 20, 2019 17:28:11
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