S02 E06 Ndumiso Ngcobo

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Humorist, columnist, author, and social media star, Ndumiso Ngcobo needs no introduction to the South African audience – his column in the Sunday Times Lifestyle section has been a beloved institution for more than fifteen years.
Ndumiso joins Fiona Snyckers and Gail Schimmel to talk about how his early efforts as a blogger led to a national newspaper approaching him to write for them. We get deep into the weeds about writing humorously, and particularly about observational humour. The bad news is that there is no way to teach humour. The good news is that Ndumiso has more than his fair share of natural wit, which makes for a very entertaining podcast.

Fiona and Gail ask about how to deal with writer’s block when you have an immovable weekly deadline and Ndumiso talks about using material from everyday life to inspire creativity.

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23 Oct 2023 English South Africa Books · Arts

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