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Sonja Lewis is a former newspaper journalist for The Albany Herald, Georgia USA. Now living in London, she is a full time writer. She blogs at sonjalewis.com and also for the Huffington Post UK. When she moved to London fifteen years ago, she set up and managed a successful communications consultancy. Clients included The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and The Royal National Institute for the Blind.

She was also freelance writer for The Guardian and studied for an MA in journalism.

Sonja's first novel The Barrenness was incredibly well received, appearing in The Voice and WM Magazine in the UK, and in US national media including CNN, Black Enterprise and The Tom Joyner Morning Show along with a host of regional media in th
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Sonja Lewis I don't own writer's block nowadays to be honest, but when I feel stuck or I am just not delivering, I tend to take two approaches - a practical one,…moreI don't own writer's block nowadays to be honest, but when I feel stuck or I am just not delivering, I tend to take two approaches - a practical one, which includes running, walking and talking it out with myself and a psychological one, involving praying and mediating.

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The Barrenness
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The Blindsided Prophet
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While misuse of words and phrases as related to race can happen intentionally, it can also happen unintentionally, likely the case with our modern day Sherlock. Nevertheless, Benedict Cumberbatch’s faux pas opens the door to a topic that is often considered irrelevant nowadays.


Sadly, however, it is relevant, and often owing to ignorance, if nothing else, the word is used inappropriately. That i...

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Writing for a Spot of Change (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This essay looks at the motivation behind writing The Blindsided Prophet and what it has to do or doesn't have to do with personal faith.
Catching full sight of the sun (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Can't see the forest for the trees. Trite but true, isn't it? In this short story, Major Bill Green sees the light about his wife after more than twenty years.
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A friend who saw the author in an interview with Oprah recommended the book. Since this person doesn't necessarily relate to faith based books, i thought it must be an intriguing read. And I was right.

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"‘You write in order to change the world … if you alter, even a millimetre, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.’ James Baldwin

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“You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.”
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E-Squared challenges the reader to reconsider fundamental beliefs for positive change. Nothing wrong with that, though uncomfortable at times. But often a good read, fiction or non-fiction, pushes the reader to think outside of the box.

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