What is How Lit Goes?
How Lit Goes is The Word Count’s youngest blog.
Our articles are focused on the writing journey: the hurdles and obstacles that must be overcome as well as the triumphs that blossom from dedication and growth.
Why Did We Start How Lit Goes?
This blog is maintained with the hope of building a community of writers from all walks of life and in various stages of growth.
We too often consider writing a solitary process, an activity for the shut-ins, a hobby for introverts and something that is to be kept secret until the big reveal of publication.
Because of this seclusion, we often suffer and struggle alone, staring at our notebooks and screens dismayed at the quality of our writing or creatively hampered in writer’s block or stuck in a rut with no direction to plan our growth.
Through the work of our dedicated team of writers, How Lit Goes will allow our readers to see that they are not alone, to see that even great, accomplished writers wrestle with finding their voice, struggle to put words to paper, and fight to overcome the challenges that come along the way.
Meet Our Contributors
Dominic Echezona Mmakor is a writer of prose (narrative fiction and nonfiction), a dramatist, a poet, and essayist.
Dominic is inspired by novels, poetic vices, plays, autobiographies, and anthropologies.
“I was definitely one who feared pen and paper before I became a booklover and a mad reader.“
Hategekimana Thérence was born in Burundi in 1993.
While at University, he discovered a writing prize called the Rumuri Literary Prize which inspired him to pursue writing.
“I prefer writing fiction because it’s where I feel the most free to use euphemisms in order to express my feelings and accurately showcase my environment.”
Maroua Ghedjati is an EFL teacher, a writer, a Podcaster, and PhD student.
She loves writing, and started when she was 12 years old.
“I like to write inspirational stories with child protagonists.”
Raised and educated in the capital region Owen calls Albany, NY home.
In 2018, he began writing a fictional action series centering around women and ghosts.
“As an English and Political Science student, I pride myself on the form of my work and maintaining a strong moral belief system ingrained in what I share. “
Tyler Toredo is from South Africa. His love for writing started at the tender age of 9.
He first found his passion for story-telling from watching international romance and mystery films
“I decided on gothic writing when I turned 16. It was new and exciting for me and I eventually fell in love with it.”
Tyler is now 27 years old and continues to write fiction.
Want to become one of our contributors? Send us an email detailing your experience, interests, and goals!