Writing Stuff

Letter to Literature Teacher

No regrets, Mr Dore. Can’t say I’m sorry, Choosing Life over words, Childbirth over enlightenment. Never had multiple inspirations, Just a single husband. He doesn’t know (I made sure) The meaning of onomatopoeia. My children don’t learn alliteration, They’re not tested in school dictation. Hosted a writer’s circle once, I was the cook. Friends know… Continue reading Letter to Literature Teacher

Writing Stuff

The Armour Writers’ Support Group

Why did I open my big mouth to propose a writing support group? We have just conducted our first session on 19 September and I am still asking myself this question. A writing group will take up my time, doesn’t earn me money and, for tangible results, I will have to persist at it for a… Continue reading The Armour Writers’ Support Group

Writing Stuff

Writers Group 1st Meeting

We just held our first meeting on 19 September 2009. Mission of Group: Finish Your Book! Conduct at Meetings: .       Critique with love. Don’t critique the person. .       As the receiver of critiques: Receive all criticisms with an open mind. Try not to be defensive. However, you are not obliged to follow our advice. Pick those… Continue reading Writers Group 1st Meeting

Book Stuff

The Little Red Helicopter Illustrations

I’m so thrilled by the children, Charlene and Kevin, that illustrator Sheng Hua has 'birthed' from my meager words in The Little Red Helicopter. I thought I would have to describe my mind pictures in tedious detail, which I did; but the Singapore Press Holdings editor mercilessly slashed it down to less than half the… Continue reading The Little Red Helicopter Illustrations