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
My Christmas Wish Photo by Vinícius Vieira ft on Pexels.com There can be no shadowUnless there's first a lightBright days will always followEven after the darkest night When Jesus came as a babyHe wasn't welcomed with delightWhen Jesus came as a babyIt was darkIt was blackThere was fright But came He didTo give our world … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #7
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com I woke up this morning to an article about not letting go that caught my attention, even though it typically wouldn't. Cos it had something to do with business, and being most 'un-business-like', I usually skim these headlines and move on. Also, I'm unfortunately a product of this generation … Continue reading Letting go is hard – unless you know your purpose
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
Photo by K V on Unsplash Weekends When did it happen?When did my weekends begin to merge?They now seem on the vergeOf plunging me into endlessMelancholyMundanityMorosity I don't know. All I know is how I love my Mondays nowEven more my TuesdaysThey've given me new MeaningsMeanderingsMusings But I struggle to make sense of all thisThese … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #3
It's finally happened - I've forgotten the joy of writing! Guess I should be glad it happened sooner for me than later. You see, I started my writing life a long time ago though I didn't know it then. As with most, writing first came by way of elementary school. There, we all had to … Continue reading The Joy of Writing – for its own sake!
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.
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!”
Earlier this week, I read something that sounded too goody-two-shoes to be true, but which made my blood boil and my resolve harden! But before I launch into a tirade, let me take a deep breath and consider why I nearly reached boiling point. Then I'll come back to explain what I mean. My Blog's … Continue reading Raw & unfinished? Just write what’s true and right
If you've been following and reading my blog for a while now, let me first say a big Thank You! Cos, make no mistake, writing IS hard work. So having an audience really affirms my efforts! Here's hoping as long as I keep at it and keep posting, you'll keep reading and (maybe) keep helping … Continue reading Writing is really hard work – let no one tell you different!