There are a lot of ways not to do something.

Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first time out. Only he mistook the tube meant to hold fishing poles for the gas tank. After completing his work he started up the engine.The gas fumes ignited and blew the boat owner into the sky. He came down in the drink and was rescued, but the boat was a goner.
You can be just as creative in finding ways not to write your novel. With a little thought and not much effort, you can easily devise methods to prevent yourself from...

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Cerebrations and Commentaries

Tales from Tambolo : An excerpt

Once upon a time in Tambolo Town, there lived an old man called Okija. He was known as a very bad-tempered man. He lived alone and people thought it was because he was a miserly person who will never want to share anything with anybody. This was of course true, because Okija had an orange tree...

An irreverent summary of world beliefs

An irreverent summary of world beliefs:

TAOISM Shit happens.

CONFUCIANISM Confucius say, "shit happens".

CALVINISM Shit happens because you don't work
hard enough.

BUDDHISM...

My family 50 years ago

My entire family 50 years ago !! All six of us.Guess which one is me.[hint hint front left]
In the middle is my favorite aunt Mrs Anike (nee Fagbemi) Oyeniyi (mother was still too grief-stricken to take photographs and someone needed to carry my kid sister only about 6 months old). This...

Daddy left...

This week, fifty years ago my father passed on. I was not at that time even old enough to begin school . I don’t remember a lot about him but I nevertheless do remember that I did miss him terribly, as much as a very sensitive and nearly hyperactive boy could miss the presence of his father....

Big tings a gwan!

Big tings a gwan! Big tings a gwan! Yeah man; big tings a gwan.
It is my pleasure to again invite you to the public presentation of six new books that I have written .Please join me in an afternoon of readings, drama and a glass of fine wine at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
EVENT...

Flying On The Highway - an advertisement for myself

I have a confession to make. When I was a kid in junior secondary school I was a closet poet, getting high on Lord Tennyson; thumbing my nose and writing sonnets to the impending downfall of the established educational system and its superficial strictures. Indeed I ventured to write my first...

Life is cricket

I think a good life will be like a great game of cricket. You need to go out there on the pitch and try to score as many glorious runs as possible within the inning. Undoubtedly challenges will try to bowl you out as quickly as possible perhaps even in your first over; undoubtedly there will be...

How To Read Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Writings of Rotimi Ogunjobi

Any fiction writer who has never had his work misunderstood couldn't have written a lot. Somehow along the way you are going to run into people who will take a knowledgeable look at a character in your story and thereafter become able to make that fictional person, you. The story of that...

A disciple of Baron Munchausen

I was eight years old when I read my first Baron Munchausen book . The book, one of the purest work of fantasy ever written, was given to me by one of the most dreaded teachers in the school. Looking back I still can't imagine how such a brutish person as the teacher would have understood or...

GLEANINGS : From Along the Highway of Time - A Book Launch

Gleanings : From Along the Highway of Time ; which will be a high-level formal presentation of some of my literary work, will take place on June 27, 2013 .

You are invited to this event to celebrate the publication of five books that I have written.
That is...

Two Dogs – How To Read Satire

Two Dogs is satire. I find it important to make this declaration because the satire is a very frequently misunderstood genre. Having earlier sent copies of the book to several people I am worried that some would probably have wondered, hey what the heck, I am old enough to know that dogs don't...

Timi Ogunjobi also known as Lon Reese

What makes an author write under a different name ? Well, some may actually be criminals on the run, looking to make a bit of money within their tough fly-by-night schedule. Some may be ashamed of what they have written and loathe to be publicly linked to it.Some having become lost in their...

Gangnam Style

Why does one act remain so ordinary while a similar records massive success ?This phenomenon I think is quite prevalent in the world of music artists.... and well, writers too. As a matter of fact I keep wondering why I am not selling anything near Stephen King even though I am far more...

Half of a yellow truth - Achebe's Biafra

There are three authors I was sure I would hate for the rest of my life – reason being that they so much oppressed me as a child. Not much of it was their fault though ; they were merely forced into my education : I had the option of reading their books and correctly answering questions on...

The Crooked Bullet a novel (a summary)

Raj Desai, the owner of a jewelry shop in Upton Park is custodian to The Crooked Bullet, a lucky charm which has brought him nothing but misery. Raj hopes soon to hand over the burden of keeping the family heirloom to his son-in-law Kalyan Gupta, and to be able to begin a new unfettered life....

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