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Writer Stephanie Chen

When Can You Call Yourself a Writer? #WriteTip

Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the ongoing guest post series, today I’m pleased to welcome debut novelist Stephanie Suga Chen. This talented writer shares her journey towards writing Travails of a Trailing Spouse, just released by Straits Times Press. She also offers five questions for those embarking on the writing journey, to determine…

Best Books

When is not #Writing, Writing? #IWSG

The year-end vacation was a break of dreams: a few days in the middle of an Indonesian village reading books and more books, and listening to no noise other than that of birds. Well, a distant cow or two, and the rather demanding cats who made sure we shared our breakfasts, with their long, purr-ey…

Publishing Mark Noce

What is the Traditional Publishing Journey like? #IWSG

Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the guest post series, it is my absolute pleasure today to welcome Mark Noce, an author of historical fiction, who has appeared before on this blog. Today he talks about his second novel as a traditionally published author. Take it away, Mark! Thanks for having me here today!…

Elizabeth Bishop poem

When Did You Last Read a Poem? #poetry

When life gets me down, I take refuge in poetry. I read a poem every day, first thing in the morning for a long time now, and like one of those fragrance diffusers, this practice perfumes my days. Today’s poem was One Art by Elizabeth Bishop. I love her work, but this one in particular…

Publishing deal

How long did it take from Writing Your First Novel to Publishing it? #WriteTip

Here on Daily (w)rite, as part of the ongoing guest post series, it is my absolute pleasure today to welcome to this site author Fiona Mitchell, who speaks of her remarkable journey from disappointing rejections to a publishing deal, and the seven steps to the publication of her debut novel, The Maid’s Room. Congratulations on…