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“Write About What You Know”

“Write about what you know” is one of those pieces of advice that is pretty solid and logical. There are a lot of people who do fairly well writing about what they’re familiar with. That’s perfectly fine. I just can’t follow this advice myself for one very simple reason — I don’t know much. I …

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Transitioning from Academic Writing to Creative Writing

As far as I can remember, I have never taken a creative writing class. Sure, I learnt how to do the basics like… paragraphing… but my background for writing is strictly academic. That doesn’t make me an expert in academic writing. It’s just the form that I’ve been educated in and trained to churn out …

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Creative Nostalgia

Talking about my past accomplishments is a strange experience for me because I keep wondering if the people I’m talking to ever think that I’m a has-been because I haven’t accomplished anything recent. Yet, I do it anyway because it’s comforting to remind myself that I was “great” at some point in my life. For one, I was never …

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Obligatory First Post: On the Crippling Fear of Having to Choose

I’ve wanted to be a writer for some time now. I’ve published a short story on Wattpad. It’s gone now because I thought that it wasn’t good enough to “waste someone’s time with”. During NaNoWriMo 2016, I got to about halfway through a manuscript. Now, that’s on the back burner because it turned out to be nothing like how I envisioned it in my head. I don’t want to be afraid of doing things that I’m passionate about anymore. I’m hoping that I can learn how to drop my perfectionistic tendencies through consistently putting my work out there on the internet.