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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Super Working Mum, Aloted, on the cover of new DRIVE

The ‘Embracing Challenges’, April edition of Drive magazine is out!
In this edition, Detola Amure talks about her passion, moving it from a blog into a successful business venture.
  
Get inspiration from ‘The Entrepreneur’ who started her business with N10, 000

Read on how not to kill your new business, as well as a widow's tale on losing her husband, and moving on. 
And other interesting and motivating articles

Download your free copy of Drive Magazine here




Monday, March 07, 2016

Journey to the Labour Room and Back

- The second time around wasn’t a bed of roses
UZEZI ADESITE

Childbirth! It is better experienced than imagined.

Late 2011, just a few weeks after my first marriage anniversary, we were excited to learn that we were expecting out first baby. We had decided to wait a year after marriage before trying for a baby and that was what we did.

As a family, we wanted to have a daughter first. That was what we communicated to God. I had also learnt about gender selection, understanding one’s cycle and ovulation to know the right time to conceive a boy or a girl child. So I put my knowledge to test and God honoured the desires of our hearts.

I would describe my pregnancy with my daughter as a bed of roses. Yes. It is one of those nine months any woman would love to have. It was symptoms free. Except for a few days of excruciating abdominal pains in my second month which the doctor described as my body trying to abort, and placing me on one week of bed rest, every other day, week and month was a wow. I didn’t show early and I came through nine months without a stretch mark on my belly.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Drive Magazine is out!


Drive is a free for download e-zine publication put together to celebrate the courage of the Nigerian youth to pursue their desires and achieve results.
Drive is another venture of Zayzee Writes and its vision is to inspire the youth to engage his/her capabilities towards success.
It is true that our country and recent events do not encourage one to aspire or dream big. It is also true that despite the harsh economic environment we have lived in for years, there are youths whose persistence has paved a way for them. So Drive celebrates these achievers to inspire tomorrow’s achievers.

Download your free Drive magazine here

Monday, January 18, 2016

Setting and Achieving Goals


One thing that is common in the New Year is to set new goals. Many religious bodies encourage their members to write out their goals and bring them to their places of worship on the last day of the year for blessings. For many, only a few goals on their list get achieved.

As 2015 was about to make its exit, I took a look at my 2015 goals (something I did regularly all through last year) and noticed that, while I didn’t achieve 100%, I went past the half mark, which was a first for me in yearly goal setting. But as I sat down on the last day of 2015 to write my 2016 goals, I knew I wanted to achieve 100%. I wrote down the ten most important goals which covered my spiritual life; my personal life as a wife and mother; my business as a writer and publisher; my education as well as my social, entertainment, pleasure and financial life. Taking a look at them, I knew I left nothing out and whatever isn’t included would be met as a result of achieving what I had put down.

The next question was: how do I ensure I achieve these ten goals? I broke them down. I took goal number 1 and wrote out all I must do to achieve it. I did the same with the other nine goals. When I was done, I flipped a new page and from each activity list needed to achieve a goal, I picked out one activity each for the week. Looking it through, I realised that as long as I do not procrastinate, as long as I kept to working on my weekly task, I just might achieve my ten goals before the end of the year. With that, I have been encouraged to work and with each task done, I tick it off my list. Amazingly, I don’t feel pressured - something that one list of ten goals would have done to me!


If like me you want to achieve 100% of your goals for the year, it wouldn’t harm to try breaking down the goals into smaller to-do tasks towards achieving them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'The Call of Ciri' is Now Live on Amazon, Smashwords and Okadabooks

About the book
The Call of Ciri could only be ignored for as long as 'It' permitted. There was a set time for everything.

One woman’s mistake will cost three others their happiness.

Omah’s future was already written in stone until her father dared fate. Death hovered always around her loved ones.

Ada’s life was simple and beautiful until destiny threw her into the path of

Leila, who was tormented by her dreams and visions. Both bear an uncanny resemblance that was difficult to ignore and stirred deep secrets. While Ada wanted answers which her father couldn’t provide, Leila wanted the past to remain asleep but her actions were beyond her control and bound to hurt the people she loved.


Funmi; meant to be the new beginning, was the link that brought all these women together, thereby setting the dice rolling towards the end of their happiness.



Please get your copy here or here or here. Don’t forget to tell someone about this book. If you missed the excerpts, download Entangled Affair, a free eBook here or here and catch up on three chapters at the end of the book. Another chapter excerpt can be read here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Special N20, 000 Publishing Promo Package!

In order to encourage new writers and get them closer to their dreams, Zayzee Writes has launched a four weeks ‘Special N20, 000 Publishing Promo Package’.

Services rendered under this promo package are:
- Manuscript review of storyline and characterisation
- Proof reading and Editing
- eBook publishing (including cover design and book formatting) on major eBook distribution channels
- Social media promotion (Beginning two weeks before release of book till two months after release of book).

Royalty
Writers who qualify for this promo will earn 50% royalties off the amount Zayzee Writes receives from sales.

Qualification Requirement
- Have a finished and ready to be worked on manuscript (either a novel or a collection of short stories.

How to Apply
- Send the first 5, 000 words of your manuscript to info@zayzeewrites.com
-Manuscript should be in Microsoft Word Document, Times New Roman font; font size 12.
This promo offering is on from August 14th till September 11th, 2015

Please Note:
Only writers whose manuscripts meet the requirement will benefit from this ‘Special N20, 000 Publishing Promo Package’.


Realise your publishing dream here. Everyone has a story to tell.