“I think as a writer, it will be a disservice when one does not write and tell their story.”

Keziah Githinji is an aspiring screenwriter. She is mainly influenced by filmmaker Tyler Perry. My name is Keziah Githinji, and I am a member of the Kenya Scriptwriters Guild. I joined the Guild last year and I have been exposed to information regarding the Kenya’s film industry. …

“… it feels like I’m contributing to people’s lives by writing, so that’s why I became one.”

He calls himself a screenwriter and a filmmaker since 2016. He lives in Nairobi. This Kenyan sees his writing as a God given gift and: “The one thing I do best with the least effort.” Despite that, or should we say thanks to that, he has a strong motivation: “……

The Kenyan Movie Industry is at a Crucial Point: ‘It’s take off or crash.’, says the former chairman of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guild.

Cajetan Boy has been a screen writer since 2004. In this interview The multi-talented Kenyan writer/director and former chair person of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guild talks about himself: ‘I am my main critic’, his why: ‘I write to enjoy. I want to watch a particular type of movie and I…

“The challenges for screen writers are the same the world over”, says the Emmy Award winning screenwriter, and “…being Kenyan is not a major challenge.”

Damaris Irungu Ochieng’ is an international Emmy Award winning writer with over twelve years experience in the industry. She has written for both the Kenyan and Nigerian market and she is a passionate script editor and writing coach. …

Who do you identify with? What does a black Kenyan have in common with a black American? Apart from some shades of brown?

Who do you identify with? That’s where very discussion about racism should start. What does a black Kenyan have in common with a black American?

I have a feeling I am not making many black friends today when they read this, but I might be wrong.

In a lot of…

These are my 20 plus three principles to write a screenplay. Do whatever want to do with them: add them to your own list, print them out and hang them above your desk or throw them in the dust bin.

Screenwriting is not magic. The principles can be learnt in ten days. The problem is often that screenwriters have no story to tell and/or are not resilient enough to make it to the end.

That said, these some of the principles I use when writing my screenplays. The order is…

Boosting your immune system is one of the better and obvious ways to harness yourself against Covid-19. Strange enough, most advise focusses on hygiene and social distancing.

We can read a lot of advice online on how to deal with The Virus. But what’s often lacking, is how we can actually boost our immune system.There is more to that than eating vegetables.

What we eat, how we exercise and how we take care of our body and…

Arjen Westra

Arjen Westra has been publishing for more than 25 years and lives in Nairobi, Kenya with his family. Contact me here: https://mailchi.mp/8819341a084f/zs9vldifz5

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