Category Archives: writing

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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Writing Can Cure Addiction, Can’t It?

WHILE I have seen so many people talking about writing and its positive effects at school or at home, never have I discovered people applying writing as an inseperable part of their therapy for serious mental illnesses such as addiction. … 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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Writing from ‘Corners’

Don’t try to write about winners. Too many people have written about them. Write about losers. They’re many and everywhere to see but each has a unique stroy to tell. That’s what Mitch Albom stated in his talks: “Go to … Continue reading

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Monetizing Your English Writing Skills

“A writer is a reader, listener and thinker who writes.” – Akhlis Purnomo There’s nothing better than sharing your experience with all the people around you. When it comes to experience, even sharing what seems so trivial, no-brainer, basic and … Continue reading

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5 Essential Elements of Storytelling Travel Writers Should Never Miss

TRAVELING is the best time for shopping! I mean, shopping of experiences, instead of goods. I am not an anti-materialism advocate in this case but I am hooked by the idea a thought leader said that “if you have money, … Continue reading

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Manual Book: Anatomi dan Penyusunan

Buku manual (manual book) belum banyak dikenal oleh masyarakat luas. Bagi Anda yang menyukai hal-hal yang berbau pertukangan, kelistrikan, teknik, teknologi informasi, komputer  dan sejenisnya, buku manual mungkin sudah familiar dan bahkan menjadi santapan sehari-hari. Bagi yang belum tahu buku … Continue reading

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Berlatih Menulis Gaya Lama

Ada pernyataan bahwa novelis/ penulis fiksi perempuan memiliki ketrampilan menulis novel laris yang lebih baik. Saya pikir ada benarnya juga. Perempuan memiliki kepiawaian alami untuk berbagi cerita. Dan cerita-cerita mereka terasa lebih emosional dan dalam serta blak-blakan daripada cerita-cerita yang … Continue reading

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Siapa Bilang Minat Baca dan Tulis Kita Rendah?

Kami sedang duduk mendengarkan wejangan seorang pria yang konon menjadi legenda hidup sastra nusantara. Kiprahnya memang tidak bisa dianggap remeh selama ini. Beliau dikenal sebagai pengajar, setidaknya begitu mulanya bagi saya. Tetapi kemudian saya sadar ia lebih dari sekadar seorang … Continue reading

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Cara Mengajarkan Menulis dalam Bahasa Asing

Anda mungkin bisa menulis dengan baik tanpa harus menjadi penulis buku. Karena ada begitu banyak hal yang perlu kita komunikasikan dalam kehidupan ini, tanpa harus melalui medium buku dan sejenisnya. Pertama-tama, apakah itu menulis? Pada dasarnyam menulis ialah sebuah kegiatan … Continue reading

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