It's been said that beginner writers would be well-advised to write what we know. No major arguments there from me. After all, as famous writer Flannery O’Connor once opined, anyone who survives childhood has enough information to write for the rest of his or her life. Meaning, even as early as 12 or 13 years of age, … Continue reading My “Writing Heroes” #3 – Those who write what they want to know
Publication. The mecca of any newbie writer's wildest dream. (Second only to being a New York Times bestseller) But THIS newbie writer, still wet behind the ears? Yikes! Look, I'll be honest. To harbor thoughts of publishing? It's THE scariest thing I can think of right now. In many ways, I'm even putting the proverbial … Continue reading Writing towards the world of publication with…hope?
It's been a year since I wrote about my book-length memoir's rewrite process. And there's a good reason why: I've not (gulp!) been doing much of it! Notice though I said "not...much..." Meaning I have done some. So, not a complete lost cause. Then again, once you read on here to see what exactly I … Continue reading What REALLY happens when I rewrite!
Hey K It's time to be perfectly candid about your writing, alright? Cos we both know it's no mean feat to reach a milestone of writing 500 blogs. And given your current consistency, you'll no doubt get there sooner than you think! But may I remind you this was never meant to be a numbers … Continue reading Note to self: when writing that 500th blog, don’t forget the 1st!
Talk about procrastinators! Nearly 12 months ago, I wrote about my "Writer's Pause", and how I've been reluctant to press on with my book-length memoir rewrite. It seems in all this time, not very much has changed! My "PAUSE" button seems to be working more like a "STOP" button instead. Welcome to the abysmal life … Continue reading My “Writing Heroes” #1 – Those who often procrastinate
Hey glad you came back! Always thankful when readers return. After all, it's a big ask on my part to make you wait seven days each time before I reveal the complete list of 20 things about writing I learned. After posting my 200th blog! The good news is we're already halfway done. And by … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 3/4)
Today I'm sharing my second installment of 20 things I learned from blogging these past two years, by listing the next five things. This time round, #6 - #10 will focus on the technicalities of writing itself. Here's hoping you'll find this list as helpful as last week's. Let's go! #6 Know what I'm writing … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 2/4)
Last Saturday, I wrote my 200th blog post. Two years after I started to write and post for the very first time! Today, to commemorate that milestone, I’m going to share 20 things I've learned about writing from these 200 blog posts. But I’m going to give you these five at a time; in short, … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 1/4)
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Silent writing - best done when the world's fast asleep! There's something to be said for silent writing into the dead of night and during the wee hours of the morning. Aside from the quiet and the cool, it affords the most optimal platform for the fullest formation of our … Continue reading Silent writing while the world slumbers
Yesterday, while trying to write well (or I should say rewrite well), it finally hit me. I had been agonising over the written drafts for my book for months, to make sense of what I wrote. The various paragraphs and chapters needed a serious re-look. Somehow, despite having followed a carefully mapped-out process and structure, … Continue reading To write well? Go from “here to there”, small and slow.