REVIEW: @SkyArts – Cautionary tale of Giles Coren “My Failed Novel”

Butchered: How can a novel written by The Times journalist-celebrity-critic flop? This is the question. And it is answered very well in this TV programme on Sky Arts, Mon 29 February 2016: Giles Coren: My Failed Novel. Every writer, published, unpublished, successful, unsuccessful, commercial, literary – should watch it. It has all the answers. It …

4-in-1 Bedside Table Book Review: Atwood, Nemirovsky, Lumix GM1 manual, Urban Decay leaflet

Guess which one is the hardest to read? #whatimreadingrightnow #bedsidetablebooks #margaretatwood #irenenemirovsky #shortstories #urbandecay leaflet. Correct answer is: #lumix #gm1 #manual A photo posted by @ivyngeow on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:11am PST Is “Manual” and “Operating Instructions” two different things? By the time I am writing this post, I have read all already, except …

How do you write and what is your advice? Writers share their routines

Pen and ink – essential, and essential I write anywhere using my gold fountain Sheaffer pen using royal blue ink. I am not being pretentious. I just can’t write without this pen. And yes, maybe I’m superstitious. The ink is very smooth and I need smooth-flowing ink to be able to think carefully. I hate scratchy blotchy dried-up …

New Year New Blog

This is my first post this year. After a long time not writing, I was very encouraged by my recent short story “Funny Mountain” being accepted in an anthology called “Hungry in Ipoh” published by Fixi Novo in October 2015. What’s happened: During the non-writing lacuna of about five years, many things happened. That is, …