Writing Life

Hermit in Solitary

A feeling of solidarity is not foreign to any soul. The healing agents for loneliness are awareness, acceptance, and compassion. Sometimes, people try to get rid of the pain by blaming themselves. Practice ...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Moments with my best mate, Jack Chia, before we forgot what happened completely #GoodTimes "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....It has no survival value; rather it is one of those thi...

Befriend Ambiguity

Making your characters complex and not stock types, often deemed easy but the process is actually painstaking. Wanting the readers to be swept away and feel the characters come to life with their imagination...

Acquiring to Inspire

The term “epistemology” comes from the Greek "episteme," meaning "knowledge," and "logos," meaning, roughly, "study, or science, of." "Logos" is the root of all terms ending in "-ology" – such as psychology, ...

I Am What I See

Make characters real using details of dress, gait (the way they walk), voice, personality and more. Giving your characters elements that the average person can’t relate to also creates interest. A reflectio...

Dedication to Distraction

The editing, rewrites, and organization is never ending. With all the chaos, lies a subtle charm of elegance. There’s something so profound about order in the middle of chaos. Where does it start and where ...

Don’t Overlook Everyday Interactions

Much of our human mental life looks to involve a seamless unfolding of perception, action and experience: a golden braid in which each element intertwines intimately with the rest. I'm not exactly parachutin...