Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful

As a writer, I shouldn't be asking this question. Yet here I am, asking it anyway. Why do I read? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I thought I knew the answer to this. I read in order to learn things; to understand things; to enjoy things. I read to discover what I've yet to discover, … Continue reading Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful

2020 Reflections & Musings #1 of 4 – It began a year ago!

It’s that time of year again. First of December. Beginning of the end of yet another year. Time to take stock as my 2020 reflections start stacking up. Lots to say so I may need more than one post! My 2020 challenges really started in 2019! Photo by Sajith Ranatunga on Pexels.com For many, 2020 … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #1 of 4 – It began a year ago!

To write well? Go from “here to there”, small and slow.

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.

Zadie Smith on Writing: “It’s a Performance!”

Picture from ABC.net.au Yesterday was the official start of our annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) happening between Oct 30 and Nov 6. As with most events this year, practically everything in SWF would be conducted online. Now the kick-off event last evening threw up a name that I had heard of but whose work I … Continue reading Zadie Smith on Writing: “It’s a Performance!”

No more excuses! Be “Consistent” and Write Daily

Since the start of July, I’ve not been writing after the kids go off to sleep, and it feels both natural and unnatural. Natural because before this year, I never had that discipline, so the 'me' right now is also the 'me' pre-2020.  Unnatural because, since the year 2020 started, I wrote non-stop every night, … Continue reading No more excuses! Be “Consistent” and Write Daily