Friday, December 10, 2021

For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent

 

I visited a woman in her home and was shown to the living room where I had my seat. There, I noticed a vibrant one year plus toddler running up and down giddily. Later, I and the woman had a discussion. Again, I noticed the toddler running up and down. This time around, he was using pee to decorate the room merrily. And then BOOM! He pooed!


After talking with the woman, I asked her why didn’t she give the toddler potty training early, so the child knows to head for the potty when he wants to pee or poo?


She said she tried a few times that the child won’t follow instructions. According to her, the child was too young to learn, and this was where I had a problem with her.


Some children often start later and take longer to learn to use the potty, but never say A CHILD IS TOO SMALL TO LEARN. As soon as your child starts exploring, start training them. Children are much trainable when they are much younger. Never make your child stubborn and resistant to training. 


Grab a copy of my book For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent today, and begin building the key factors for good success and hopeful life for your children. Order the paperback copy of the book directly from the author, WhatsApp 08170768650 or email info@drsetiquetteconsulting.com.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Rewrite your script.




 As 2021 slowly ebb away, be in the protective mode of building your life.

 

Rewrite your script.

 

Get back to the basics of what you're trying to be in life.

 

Hold on to what is near and dear to you.

 

Take more authority, and control over the security of your spirit.

 

Release yourself from people that are behind your back pulling out the plug of your greatness and places that feel unstable and toxic. 

 

Let what is crowning you and your thoughts be growth. Things that will expand you. 

 

Become more disciplined.

 

Stop moving blindly into situations so you can enjoy more happiness with your choices.

 

Be calculated in your thoughts and actions.

 

Tap into the higher wisdom that you may receive from your team spirit.

 

Kick instability out of your life.

 

Increase your efforts to achieve your goals by doing lots of introspection on things you give your time and attention to.

 

Bring in a deeper level of creative power towards yourself. Use the resources around you and all elements. Don't slow yourself down by waiting for the big resources to arrive before you take action.

 

Spend time outdoors. Recharge yourself.

 

Keep close to those that want you to genuinely succeed. 

 

Protect yourself. Put up healthy boundaries. 

 

Stand your ground when you're being challenged. Let your no mean no. Don't go back on what you say.

 

If you're feeling overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list, outsource your demanding business task to a virtual assistant, so you can have more time to invest in self-care and develop more ideas.

 

Be careful with who you give your energy and time. Don't be a people's pleaser basically. 

 

Build relationships that can help you increase business profit. You don't have to do it alone.

 

You're made for so much more here. You embody royalty. You're either loved or hated. When people show up as false lovers, false family or false friends in your life, don't allow them to have a negative influence over the way you think, behave or treat them. Rather, challenge them to get on your level, and protect your energy. Rewrite your script every chance you get in life. . .

 

Be the great white shark!

 

 

 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Authors' Curtilage Quote


While you may find it easy to give free rein to rage when others hurt you in profound ways, ensure you hold back for a greater cause. Otherwise, you will not be good for anything in life if you cannot forget about revenge. . .


~Damilola Ogunremi.


Photo credit: Victoria Strelka

Monday, October 11, 2021

Writing Tidbits



  • πŸ’«To create absorbing concepts for your story, brainstorm, brainstorm, and brainstorm. 

     

    πŸ’«Don't be comfortable with the first draft and be quick to publish your novel or submit your script to production houses. Wait for further inspiration, research it and build subsequent drafts.

     

    πŸ’«Refine and clarify your central idea. 

     

    πŸ’«Create memorable characters and give your audience access to their world.

     

    πŸ’«In your story, induce situations with exponential tension.

     

    Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.

     

    Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started

     

    Selection of services offered:

    πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

    πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

    πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

    πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

    πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

    πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

    πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

     

    Your friend and Coach,

    Damilola Ogunremi.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Authors' Curtilage Quotes

 


When you’re in a setting of “yes-men “and sycophants, challenge the thoughts that might creep in telling you that there is something wrong with you or that you are not enough. There are varieties of reasons why people may put you down that have nothing to do with your worth or being "enough." It could be because they feel less of themselves, lack self-esteem, or that they are domineering. 


Love and More Success. πŸ’— 


Your friend and Coach, 

Damilola Ogunremi.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Authors' Curtilage Quote

 


When you fall, get back up out from the ashes.


Find your energy.


Tap into your own power.


Find whom you are supposed to be.


Heal from the inner hurts.


Be out of the energy of anger and crying.


Feel good about yourself.


See yourself.


Put yourself first.


Invest in yourself the way you should.


Say yes to change.


Don't go at people the way, they come at you. This is the weight of the world. Not yours to carry on your shoulders. People will get back what they dish out easily whether you are there or not to see it.


Don't permit anyone to turn your world upside-down as retaliation for you having strong self-esteem.

 

 

 



Saturday, August 7, 2021

For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent Kids

 


YOUR CHILD BOY OR GIRL CAN BE HONORABLE


πŸ’£Never fix a child’s bad manner with material goods or money


πŸ’£Teach your child to honour his or herself and the authority which includes you.


πŸ’£Help your child to show initiative and start a business young.


πŸ’£Don’t give room to a lack of respect in your home.


πŸ’£Instil code and morals in your young men and women.


πŸ’£And more than that, help your child to have a true character in life.


The world outside childhood is not a warm, cuddling place they see in the media, TV and storybook. It’s challenging. Wake up today to the chance of making a bigger impact in your children’s character development, and enjoy a #happierparenting and productive life.

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Grab a copy of my book For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent, and give your child a clean slate to start their adulthood. To order the paperback copy of the book direct from the author, WhatsApp 08170768650 or email drsetiquetteconsulting@gmail.com.

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If you’re outside Nigeria, order the ebook format from the following online stores:
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Amazon
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Kobo
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Barnes & Nobel
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Scribd
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Apple Books
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Grab this value-packed masterpiece today, and begin building the key factors for good success and hopeful life for your children!
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Monday, August 2, 2021

The Key Ingredients Your Story Idea Should Have



Dear Writer, your story concept is the idea behind your screenplay or a novel you’re working on. It’s the first step in the writing process. And how you tell this story including the components it carries will determine whether or not you will have good success. The following are the essential features your story should have. Make sure you reflect them in all your writing material.


The Story

Your story idea should tell who the story is about, and what he or she wants to accomplish in the story.


Basics

  • The level of your grammar must be accurate.
  • You must have the correct format, indentations, and scene headings.
  • Your overall style and depth of narrative must be 10%.
  • Your genre must be clear.


Structure
  • Your writing must be concise, action-driven and visual
  • Your hook/concept and premise must be clear.
  • Your scene placement and construction of scenes must be written cohesively and must flow naturally.
  • There must be a clear dilemma of magnitude that sets your story up.
  • There must be a crisis that forces your protagonist to take decisive action about his or her dilemma.
  • The conflict of your story must rise to drive it forward.
  • Your story must culminate in a strong crisis – the make or break point – that demands an immediate response.
  • There must be subplots that resolve in the end.


Characterization

  • Your character must be memorable and well-described throughout your story.
  • There must be a central protagonist and antagonist that clash and create conflict in your story.
  • Your characters must be developed with and range. Their traits must be precise, and their worldview must be justifiable.
  • Your character must have a distinct voice.
  • Your characters motivations, goals and actions must be clear.
  • Your character arcs must be well developed. They must learn to grow from their actions.


Dialogue

  • Your dialogue must be authentic according to the setting and environment of your story.
  • Your character traits must reflect in their dialogue.
  • Your characters' dialogue must accomplish a purpose, set something up, pay it off, and move the scene forward.
  • Your characters' dialogue must deliver on multiple levels with subtext.


Trend & Commercial

  • Your story concept must be fresh, unique, and original to have a unique selling point.
  • The hook must be compelling enough to keep the reader engaged.
  • The theme must be powerful enough to resonate with the audience.
  • It is must be commercial to appeal to a wide audience.
  • Its premise must be large enough in scope to appear on the silver screen.


To be a better writer, develop the tools needed to write a successful book/screenplay, including the rules of novel/cinematic storytelling, script formatting, and the process of writing.


Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.


Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started


Selection of services offered:

πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

 

Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

 

Photo credit: Tima Miroshnichenko  

Friday, July 30, 2021

10 Screenplay Genres You Should Master

 


Some writers I’ve met in the recent years around here all seem to be writing thrillers. And then, when I ask “What is your primary and sub-genre?” They would be lost. Dear new writer, there are many different genres of screenplays to write. Each genre is unique in the types of stories they tell, their character, setting, the way they are written and their theme. Learning the intricacies of each genre will help you become a more balanced screenwriter.


So, let me ask you, do you know the genre you’re working in? Are you in touch with the genre? Will it meet audience expectations and transcend them?


To write a screenplay or a novel, you must master the genre you’re working in. One best way of mastering genre is to take a masterclass, watch movies, read scripts and novels in the genres you’re working in.


To get started, master the following list of 10 genres:

Thriller: Suspense stories, often involving crime

Mystery: a variation on the crime genre where the opponent is unknown for much of the story (a “who done it”)

Drama: stories about interpersonal, social, and historical issues.

Crime: stories about private eyes and detectives.

Epic: longer movies often are combining several genres.

Horror: stories about the occult, supernatural, and monsters.

Gangster: a variation on the crime genre where the focus is on organized crime.

Cop: a variation on crime genre where the focus is on the world cops.

Love: stories about romance.

Comedy: stories that make you laugh; they range from zany slapstick to sophisticated slices of life


The story I’m currently working on revolves around three genres. My primary genre is a thriller, and my sub-genres; mystery, crime and drama.


Elevate your writer’s status. Receive an advanced guide to different movie genres.


To be a better writer, develop the tools needed to write a successful book/screenplay, including the rules of novel/cinematic storytelling, script formatting, and the process of writing.


Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.


Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started

Selection of services offered:

πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

 

Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

Authors' Curtilage Quote



Monday, July 19, 2021

Are You A Better Writer?

 


Writing a good book or a screenplay is the foundation for every opportunity that follows the publication of your book or the financing of your screenplay project. As a result, your book or screenplay must be outstanding in every respect. This is a tall order for any writer that wants to lure top studio executives to option their screenplay and attract readers when the book is finally published.

 

A glossy book cover, bought reviews or star appeal and great cinematography cannot save a poor story.

 

Elevate your writer’s status.

 

To be a better writer, develop the tools needed to write a successful book/screenplay, including the rules of novel/cinematic storytelling, script formatting, and the process of writing.

 

Become a better screenwriter this summer with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.

 

Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started

Selection of services offered:

πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

 

πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

 

πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

 

Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

 


 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale: Get 50% Off My Book



For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent Kids will make you enjoy at least 80 per cent happier parenting. It helps you respond to manner problems with your children constructively rather than react to them. It helps you realize that striving to train your children and instiling good moral values in them and serving as a role model of positive attitude and behaviours bring them extraordinary success in life. ⁣⁣

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Warmest regards,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Damilola Ogunremi⁣⁣.

Music credit: Dayspring by Firefl!es

 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Another Chance to Change Your Story...


 Thank God you made it through the first half of the year. What are you going to do with your life/dreams for the rest half of the year? Think it through logically. Have you bounced back from the consequences of the pandemic, or are you still struggling with falling back into place? No! Uh oh! Believe me, it doesn’t matter what state you’re in right now. What business/relationship failures, losses or bad experiences you’ve had in the first half of the year. If you still have life, dreams, and faith, what matters are your actions from here on. If you read the Bible in James 2:14-17, it talks about giving your faith works.  


Give your dreams works to affect the changes needed in your personal or business life in the next half of the year. To get started, analyse what you’ve done in the last six months to identify where actions for your progress will be required.


As you go in the second half of the year I encourage you:

Do what you are supposed to be doing. Resist just sitting down daydreaming about things to happen. Put forth actions to gain what you want. 

Be not passive, but active in exploring new avenues of evolving yourself by adding to your skillset, and improving your old skills by expressing them.

➧See challenges as a new way to learn.

➧Take time to heal over things you can't change in your life and family.

➧Most things in life happen with divine order. Be patient with yourself and expectations, and let God work circumstances in your favour.

➧Let your choices be the ones that are realistic and grounded.

Motivate yourself, get busy, and move forward to give birth to your dreams.

Nurture the relationship you have with people that helps you to grow, and also seek new partnerships as well. Collaborate with others in your business. 

Speak things into existence. Speak positively about your life in the present moment and the future of things you want to happen in your life.


May you have the resources that you need.


May you have the prosperity that you are seeking. 


I pray you shall thrive when it comes to your life, career and business. 


Happy New Month!! πŸ’–πŸŽŠ


Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

 

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