Tag Archives: writing

Scam Alert: My Trending Stories

I don’t normally post twice in one day, but I felt compelled to, this time. I got a message through my blog’s contact form last year, but didn’t respond until last month. This is what it read: On 17 August … Continue reading

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I’m back on Fiverr!

Last semester, I made the decision break from my freelance Fiverr because of my busy schedule as a student working so many jobs. It was very stressful…. But now, I’m back! Last week, I got my first order of 2017. And I got … Continue reading

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How linguistics has affected my (creative) writing

There is a saying: “Writers write what they know.” It’s cliché and (of course) contested. As a science fiction/fantasy writer, there’s a clear limit to my own life experiences and what I put on paper: I’ve never wielded a magical sword, … Continue reading

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Nerd alert: Heiroglyphics

Ever since I was a child, I loved Ancient Egypt. The mythology, the history… I used to sit down and read about it in encyclopaedias just for fun, and watch National Geographic/History Channel documentaries about it. My love for Ancient … Continue reading

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“African” is more than one nationality, culture, language, people…

I’m a writer. But you’re reading my blog right now, so you know that. What I mean is: I am a prose fiction writer. Part of the fiction writing process is the naming of characters. Ever since high school, I’ve been using BabyNames.com … Continue reading

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To Kill a Muggle: Connections between Harry Potter and To Kill a Mockingbird?

Before I was Mr Multilingual, I was a teenager who read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for CXC English Literature, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series for fun. I have considered myself a fiction writer since my early teens, and … Continue reading

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Patwa: t->ch, d-> d, n->ng

When I was first learning the standard way to write Jamaican Creole (Patwa), I have to admit, I didn’t think some things made sense. To us Jamaicans, the ‘t’ sound becomes a ‘ch’ sound when it comes before an ‘r’, … Continue reading

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