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The Penultimate Stop

Thanksgiving. Grateful for my Writers’ Group--The Penultimate Stop. There are just 3 of us – Lianne Ong, award winning author of Stacey & the Museums series, Lucy Cheng, a closet writer with an exquisite vocabulary, and me. But just in one year, we have clocked these achievements:       Singapore Hawker Food – written,… Continue reading The Penultimate Stop

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Writers Support Group 1st Anniversary

The Writers Support Group celebrated its first anniversary on 25 Sep 2010 (Sat). Achievements:  a core membership of 7 including award winners, published authors, a fulltime missionary, a speaking coach, a teacher and a pharmaceutical QC executive (more about her later!). When we gathered 1 yr ago: Jiamin, the Duolos missionary, only had a book… Continue reading Writers Support Group 1st Anniversary

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Self-Publishing and Marketing Books

Had a constructive meeting with three-time IPPY award winner Emily Lim. I have a lot to learn from her about self-publishing, marketing books and storytelling. I look forward to learning further from her at the Hands On literacy workshop this November which she has graciously invited me to collaborate with her. This is what I… Continue reading Self-Publishing and Marketing Books


The Little Red Helicopter Book Launch

The Little Red Helicopter is launched! I am a winner of the First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative 2009! This is one of the most important milestones of my life. It’s a dream come true for me to have my book published, and not even self-published; but Little Red Helicopter was acknowledged by National… Continue reading The Little Red Helicopter Book Launch

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Meeting with Publisher

The Writers' Support Group just had its second mtg (10 Oct) and we heard from two members who have already met with a Publisher. These are their tips on what to expect: Meet With Publisher . Bring your CV and Book Proposal. . In yr Proposal: (1) suggest 2-3 alternative Book Titles. (2) Give Chapter Outlines. Give slightly… Continue reading Meeting with Publisher

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What Keeps You from Writing?

Dear Authors, Just out of curiosity, I’ll like to know what are some of the reasons that keep us from writing our books? Can you indicate one of the following and email back to the group? If your reason is not described here, pls fill in the ‘Others’ blank. You probably have more than 1… Continue reading What Keeps You from Writing?

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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

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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