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!
Gosh, it feels like ages since I last read a novel! The last time was a couple of young adult fiction books I read in January by David Levithan, called "Every Day" and "Someday". Imaginative, brilliant, and hard-to-put-down. Definitely worth the time if you've not read them yet. Proof that even now at 51, I'm … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #1 – Me Before You
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!
Have you heard of "The Fraud Squad"? Neither have I. But I'm betting you've heard of "Crazy Rich Asians" and "The Devil Wears Prada." Well, it seems that a fellow countryman, or should I say countrywoman, of mine had just scored a major coup! At the tender age of 23, Ms. Kyla Zhao hit the … Continue reading My “New Heroes” #2 – Writers who publish late in life
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 “New Heroes” #1 – Famous Procrastinating Writers
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)
My Writing My Muse That's what it comes down to at the end of the day It's my constant my muse my solace my stay.People come into my life but they usually disappear.Writing's my only constant companion My cold tall jug of beer! Spent much of my life fulfilling society's script."Don't rock the boat, don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #29
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)
Mark Twain once said we should "write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for." Ouch! Thankfully, in my case, I didn't have to wait three years to get paid for my writing. … Continue reading The day my writing earned me USD400!