2017 has been crazy for me. Buying a one-way ticket and living across the ocean from everyone I know and love were possibly the biggest changes in my life. I flew to Australia from Malaysia to pursue a degree in Creative Writing. Yes, creative writing. I knew it was a huge risk to take such … Continue reading Studying Creative Writing (1st year)
Hello again. I hope you guys aren't too bored of this NaNoWriMo segment on my blog HAHA. Anyway. there's only half a month left to achieve the 50k word count. I started out strong, pumped out more than 2k words and was ahead of the targeted word count in the first week. But now I'm … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Newbie: Stuck!
We are one week into Nanowrimo and I am below the targeted word count. BUT I don't feel that disheartened because this one week has taught me so much about how I work. There is this problem I have in all of my first drafts - directing characters too much. There is a lot of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Newbie: My writing problems
NaNoWriMo has officially begun! How was your first day (if you're participating)? I managed to write 2147 words which is 147 words more than my goal so I'm quite happy with how the first day turned out. i'm just hoping that I can be consistent throughout November. I started writing at 12am. Stayed up late … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Newbie: Day 1
One of my lovely friend, Jas, lent me three contemporary poetry books so I could prepare for a 3 weeks poetry class. I am completely new to poetry as I did not study any poetry in high school nor have I purchased any poetry books. So, bear in mind that these reviews are from someone … Continue reading Mini Reviews: Poethree
There's only a week left to prep for NaNoWriMo and I feel like I haven't done enough yet. But I have made progress! The other day, my friend Jas, and I had a writing session. Well, it was more like a brainstorming session where we were discussing each others' story idea. I was feeling rather … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Newbie: Brainstorming and Free Calendar Printable!
What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month From November 1 to November 30, participants are tasked to write 50k words by 11:59pm November 30. Check out their website for more info! I've always wanted to join NaNoWriMo, For the past few years I could not join because my final exams would clash with the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Newbie: Getting into the writing zone
LISTEN UP. So, I’m doing this tag after a whole year, A WHOLE YEAR. I wasn’t even aware that I was tagged because I had completely abandoned my blog for a long period of time. Shame on me. Anyways, I somehow found it and thank you Louise for the tag! Read her take on this … Continue reading This or This Book Tag
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a worldbuilding workshop by Jay Kristoff at the State Library. He taught us many valuable things about how to world build, where to start, and even the types of worldbuilding. He told us that those are some methods but the best method is the one … Continue reading Attending a Workshop by Jay Kristoff and Nevernight Review
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Book 2 of 3 in The Grisha Trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Goodreads Amazon // Book Depository // Booktopia Rating: 2/5 stars So, I've been reading this book for quite a while. Okay, more specifically 46 days. 46 days for a book that has less than 400 pages. About … Continue reading Click for GIFs// Siege and Storm Review