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FREEWRITING EXERCISE #50

Just a short reflection for the 50th exercise. It’s been a long 50 days since Day 1 . Where I just set out to write something ‘interesting’, it’s since become part of my daily practice as a writer. I set aside time to write every day – and even if these freewrites aren’t quite polished, […]

FREEWRITING EXERCISE #38

My Internet connection is down, and I’m forced to use my phone, so maybe today will be less about poetry, but more of a regular blog entry. I’ll still keep to the 5 minute time limit, yes, but I just want to write a bit about the freewriting exercises and how it’s been. For those […]

Literary Arts Community Townhall – 15/09/19

This weekend, I was invited on behalf of /stop@BadEndRhymes (“/s@ber”) to go and attend the first ever ‘Literary Arts Community Townhall’, held at The Arts House. It was an engaging and interesting experience and I just wanted to pen some thoughts about it. The concept behind the Townhall would be for these representatives of the […]

Post-Bootcamp: Musings

The last post was about Manuscript Bootcamp, a weekend-long workshop where we got to hunker down and work on our manuscripts with several industry professionals and literary figures. As part of the Bootcamp, we had a “Presentation of Works”, where we got to talk about our work and how it has changed after the bootcamp. […]

Manuscript Bootcamp – Thoughts and Reflections

So, over the last weekend I’ve attended Manuscript Bootcamp (see last post), an intensive 3-day programme where your manuscript gets absolutely slaughtered and picked clean by various people in the industry, from writers to editors and beyond. As mentioned, given that the programme comes only once every two years for poetry, and that only 6 […]

JUNE UPDATE

Back in Singapore! A quick note – I think I’ve decided to make blogging at least a bimonthly thing. It’s something to ground my anxieties, to chart my progress, to keep track of my thoughts. And after all it’s kind of therapeutic to just rant/blog once in a while. Not everything has to be a […]

APRIL UPDATE

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything (for this website, anyway), so I figured I might as well switch it up a little with some blogging. Finally got something accepted somewhere! I’ve gotten a piece in Food Republic, the first (to my knowledge, anyway) food-themed anthology in Singapore, as well as two fun […]