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Graphophobia with the youths: The way out -Part 2


GraphophobiaWhenever my article is not published, I literarily re-sit by expressing my views through another critical issue of national importance. In my view, making my views known on national issues is my own way of contributing to the growth of the nation as I am not elected to do that through any of the houses of assembly across the nation or through any of the legislative arms of the National Assembly. Even when I am elected as a legislator, I may not be given ample opportunity to make my contribution like I would do through this medium.  I must confess that I cannot do without writing. I love writing. This goes to show that the art of writing demands a lot of love, determination, patience and passion rather than becoming afflicted with graphophobia.

Successful writing has nothing to do with the chains of degrees anyone has. It is like music. A doctoral degree in musicology is not a guarantee that one would wax a danceable and popular album. Also, it is not an exaggeration to say that the possession of a doctoral degree in literary studies is a guarantee that one would be a popular writer.  In my view, a writer is born. He can only be brushed up through education, training and mentorship through an accomplished writer.

I would at this point like to reason that all the tips shared in this piece, if adhered to, would not make any youth to become afflicted with graphophobia. Rather than become afflicted with graphophobia, the youths, who truly want to become leaders of tomorrow and would also want not to look silly through grammatical errors should align their mindsets with Margaret Artwood’s quote that says, “If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.”


•Asabor, a journalist, lives in Itire, Lagos

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