WHEN DID I START WRITING?

WHEN DID I START WRITING?
The ‘I WRITE’ category within the blog, is a corner in which I will share my journey as a writer with you. Every time I recall why I write or when or how I started I always re-inspire myself and regain new strength to move forward. I hope it will do the same for you too.
So when did I start…
Okay around a very young age, probably seven through to early teens, I used to have wild imagination. I would imagine stories from start to end, create characters develop the plot. My stories (in my mind) would go as far as forever and others would end sooner. I used people I knew as my characters or those I saw in the media.
However I never understood this process, I always thought that I was day-dreaming. One day I told my mother that I dream…I always dream during the day and night and I see people in my mind. My mother was so disturbed by the news that she prepared to take me to the sangoma. I was around ten or twelve years old. We went to the sangoma who surely found something wrong. Apparently I was bewitched so I really needed help. My mother was relieved after getting to the bottom of the problem. She ordered me not to day-dream. I can’t remember if I tried to suppress the flow of ideas in my mind or what after the sangoma visit.

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Then I went to Greenville High School and met the craziest friends ever. One good thing though is that we loved stage drama. So in 1999 I wrote…for the first time. I wrote a drama that I had seen on stage many years before that. The drama performance went well. Then I started writing my own stories for performances. We formed a solid group performing in big cultural events in the area. During the December holidays of my matric year I wrote my first book titled Nguwe lo.
I took that passion with to tertiary. I started another group that performed at a local theatre in Springs.
And jaa as they say the rest is history…
What was journey…share with us.

Locked Out!

Locked Out

Is it possible to be locked out of your own territory? Is it possible to be locked out of your own house?

Well I am afraid, yes. It happens when one misplaces keys. And then a small boy has to sneak in through a bathroom window to get the keys from the kitchen counter. It’s a scary experience. It once happened a couple of months back, where I locked in my keys with a mind that I will return with hubby. Only to be locked out.

Sure enough it does not only happen on physical houses but on virtual homes as well. I have been locked out of my blog for weeks now, after having lost my email address logins. I could not recover the blog’s password because every time reset it get sent to the email address I cannot access. I had to prove first to WordPress that I am indeed Ondiswa Nkosi the owner of ondiswankosi.com. It was a process and I must say that I was terrified of losing my blog after such hard work and money.

Anyway I am back now, and yes it is good to be back. There are a few changes I will perform on the blog, just to revive it and give it a new look and feel. Therefore I will completely redesign it, with lively colors since well we are approaching spring. So the timing could never be better.

I will add new pages and new categories to suite the direction that I now want the blog to take. I want to grow it and to offer useful information to its readers. I have created a new group on facebook called Mzantsi Authors Publishers and Performers just to bring everyone under one roof.

Accordingly my blog will be now focusing on writing and publishing to assist authors with their projects. It is sort of taking after me…BEING AN AUTHOR AFTER ALL. I will work closely with South African publishing and producing houses to milk information and pass it on to fellow writers so that we can all have our work out there.

Brace yourself ( I have), a new journey has started.

 

Let’s do this!

Ondiswa