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On Digital Story Telling #UWRF14

There’re some static aspects of writing, such as intrinsic and extrinsic elements of it. They’re so universal you can find them in any stories from ancient times to the digital age. These days, however, writers enjoy more varities of writing … Continue reading

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Cara Mengapresiasi Sastrawan

Di Ubud akhir pekan lalu, saya bertemu dengan seorang teman. Ia baru saja merilis sebuah buku puisi. Ia menawari saya buku tersebut. Ia merasa sangat bersemangat untuk memperkenalkannya pada semua orang yang ia temui di Ubud Writers Readers Festival (UWRF) … Continue reading

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I Write Best when I’m Not Told to

‎Weirdly enough, I work best when I’m left alone. No pressure, no fear, only focus and much inspiration. I guess I suck more when people around me push me to excell. This explains a lot why I often fails to … Continue reading

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She Wants Her Son to Be a Rich Author. I Laugh.

I know I’m being really MEAN. So my landlady has a son and he too wants so much to make money from this information business.  Guess what, he co-authored a book along with his senior trainer and they published a … Continue reading

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Verbal Constipation

‎Writer’s, or in my case, blogger’s block sounds too hackneyed. I hence coined a novel terminology for this: verbal constipation.‎ Just to tell you, my mind is slightly dead tired. I have been silent on my blog for a couple … Continue reading

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The September Project is Coming!

Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) is still 2 months ahead and I cannot wait for the Ubud Writers Readers Festival (UWRF) on October 1-5 next month. Hence I decide to write something from now. Something worthwhile that I can bring … Continue reading

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Menulis Itu Harus Egois

‎Menulis untuk orang lain itu susah, dan memang tidak seharusnya begitu. Apalagi kalau masih dalam tahap belajar. Makin terfokus pada pembaca, penulis biasanya makin stres. Dan meski stres itu bagus untuk memacu konsentrasi dan kinerja, jika berlebihan tentu dampaknya pada … Continue reading

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You Do Not Choose Your Passion. It Chooses You, says John Irving

‎It’s a quarter past midnight. I just met too many people with lots of stories to tell, and guess what? There’s a voice inside my head that keeps telling me:”Write about them NOW.” My logic rebutted,”For God’s sake, it’s time … Continue reading

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Tackling Depression through Writing

Writing and depression are no strangers to each other. The late American writer Ernest Hemingway who we all now know for his literary masterpieces, I suspect, also struggled hard to combat the depression in him. He saw many murdered during … Continue reading

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On Creating Viral Content (Hint:Quantity Sucks)

The web has become a place overflowing with crappy content. Crappy content? What is that in the first place? As a content writer, ‎I have seen too much crappy content published and consumed on the web. This is that particular … Continue reading

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The Writing Muscles

“How can you make time for blogging?” “How is it possible to write between your day job activities?” I bumped into a friend on our way home a few days ago and he hurled the questions at me. I just … Continue reading

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Must an Aspiring Writer Take Paid Writing Courses and Have a Writing Mentor?

‎I am an aspiring writer myself and I once heard some award-winning authors in Indonesia like Ayu Utami opened a public writing courses or classes. This is not only as part of a writer’s credential or “license to write” to … Continue reading

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