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“La Grande Borne”: Mengintip Diari Pribadi Pengarang Progresif

Membaca beberapa bagian awal buku tulisan pengarang perempuan Indonesia ini, saya sempat terkesan dengan gaya berceritanya yang tidak cuma mengalir tetapi juga sangat blak-blakan. “Tanpa tedeng aling-aling”, kalau boleh menggunakan jargon bahasa Jawa yang kadang ia masukkan dalam tulisan-tulisannya. Yang … Continue reading

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“The Happy Prince”: The Not-So-Happy Life of an Irish Literary Giant

When I watched “The Importance of Being Earnest” movie in my junior year as an English Literature undergraduate student back then in 2004, little did I know that the author whose name was Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Will Wilde was in … Continue reading

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Diary Burning: Horrible or Usual?

Andy is a friend of mine who everyone will never thought to be a diary keeper. The 37-year-old guy looks too sturdy and manly. His biceps have girth twice as mine. So is his visceral fat level. Though I take … Continue reading

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How Smoking Writers Quit Smoking Successfully

Creative people and caffeine and tobacco are like a trio. When I was working at an advertising agency, I came to learn this fact the hard way. With me as an exception, everyone in the office is a smoker and … Continue reading

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Writers’ Commitment Renewal

Last night I discovered someone’s Instagram handle. Out of curiosity, I clicked it and I was led to a feed full of heavily edited travel photos, urban landscapes and social gatherings. Very typical, indeed. But what caught my attention is … Continue reading

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Slow Writing for Better Results

NOW I’m confident enough to say that my slow typing habit is justified and defended by science. I saw J.K. Rowling showcased an admirable typing speed in the documentary years ago. She punched that keyboard with the enthusiasm I’ve never … Continue reading

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Light as Antidote of Writer’s Block

WRITER’S block is always considered the culprit of every writer’s low productivity (I can imagine some of you nodding in agreement). But regardless of the triggering cause(s) of writer’s block, what can we actually do about it aside from complaining … Continue reading

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Will Writers Be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly intruding our civilization, everyone from every job sector seems to be frantic and anxious right now. “Will I be replaced by a robot?” “Will I lose my current job in the near future to … Continue reading

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After 9 Years of Blogging Tirelessly…

I am still going strong! The 27th of October has been always a special day on my calendar since forever. Besides the fact that it’s my birthday (cough!), it’s also National Blogger Day in Indonesia. Today also marked my ninth … Continue reading

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5 Most Valuable Life Lessons from Top CEOs

EXHAUSTED but relieved and elated.  That’s what I really feel right now. It’s perhaps similar to what a mother or father feels after a newly born baby finally in their arms. A gruelling nine months have passed and now it’s … Continue reading

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