Insight Into Nigerian screenwriting

On time out with TLM today, the spotlight is on Joshua Chukwuzubelu, a screenwriter who has written eight screenplays. In this conversation, Joshua shares his story; how he started and lessons he has learnt. Enjoy!   What’s the difference between screenwriting and scriptwriting? Screenplay is specifically for a film or television program while scriptwriting can be for a stage performance, a radio show, etc Oh. Which is your niche? Screenplay Okay. How did it begin for you? Did you stumble on it or did a project motivate you? During the lockdown, a friend texted me about a gig. At the...

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Contentwriting VS Content marketing (WITH Dev Matharia)

What are the differences between content writing and content marketing? On TIME OUT with TLM today, the spotlight is on Dev Matharia, a content marketer with over ten years of experience. In this 3 minute read, he shares his journey with us and explains what content writing and content marketing are.   How has your content marketing journey been? When did you start? Over a decade ago. I’ve explored all aspects of content marketing. Starting from screenwriting to digital content, I have explored, experienced, and championed all forms of content for every possible media. This holistic experience allows me to...

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  Have you been posting  poems and short stories on social media for a while but do not know if it’s time to show the world? Perhaps you’ve been writing in your closet for a while but do not know whether to post on social media first or to publish immediately? Whatever your case is, this article is for you.  Publishing a book is often perceived as the final stop for aspiring authors. While some are eager to ‘go public’, others wait for the perfect time. But is there a perfect time? There is no rule that says a writer...

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After posting their works on social media, many Nigerian writers have no idea what next step to take. So they ask questions like, Should I publish or not? When do I know I’m ready to show the world my works? How do I get my book published? What self-publishing company should I approach? Although these questions are reasonable and every aspiring author should probe, why don’t we start from the basics?  At The Lens Media, we often get messages inquiring about the differences between publishing online and traditionally. Some ask if publishing their book digitally can affect traditional publishing. This...

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Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing


Asides books, movies, and YouTube videos that inspire writers with tips to improve their writing, podcasts also play a huge role.

Podcasts have been on the rise, especially due to the COVID19 restrictions. And as the demand continues to increase, several topics are being explored. One of which is writing.

From battling writers block to learning from the best authors, podcasts for writers are exploratory.

Five Podcasts That Would Improve Your Writing.

1. I Should Be Writing

Do you have a writer’s block but don’t know how to deal with it? This podcast is for you. It’s full of inspiring episodes to discourage you from quitting. Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

We recommend listening after a stressful day at work.

Host: Mur Lafferty

Available on Spotify


2. How Writers Write

Want to know how your favorite authors write? This is the podcast for you.

Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

Brian interviews authors of varying kinds and have them decode their tips, routines and motivations God producing bestsellers.

We recommend listening while doing chores.

Hosted by: Brian Murphy

Available on Spotify

3. Write Of Passage

Do you have several ideas but don’t know how to articulate them ? Listen to this podcast.

Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

David shares how consistently writing online will make you a magnet for people , ideas and opportunities.

He drops gems on how to be strategic and creative in writing.

We recommend listening while reading or even writing.

Host: David Perell

Available on Spotify.

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4. Grammar Girl.

We can’t talk about writing with including grammar and structure. From this podcast, you’d learn the differences between often misused words such as ‘normalcy ‘ and ‘normality’.

Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

Also, you’d learn the importance of punctuations and how to wield them. As the profile states, “ Grammar girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules and cool stuff. We cover punctuations, grammar , style, world histories, idioms and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in Podcast Awards.”

Think of It as an audio Prowritingaid or Grammarly.

We recommend listening with a pen and paper in hand.


Available on Spotify.


5. Writing Tip of The Day

Do you want to write better and faster, write smarter and be prolific? Check out this podcast.

Five Podcasts That would Improve Your Writing

The podcast is usually about four minutes audio and the host posts daily.

We recommend listening in the morning, while driving or getting ready for work.

Host: Michael La Ronn.

Available on Spotify.