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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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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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Dari "The Treacherous Writer" ( #UWRF14): Memahami adalah Memaafkan

David Lesser, Hannie Rayson, dan Liam Pieper memiliki latar belakang kehidupan yang berbeda-beda. Lesser seorang jurnalis pemenang penghargaan yang sudah menelurkan 6 karya buku yang di antaranya adalah sebuah memoar bertajuk “To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of … Continue reading

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Kita Mau #indonesiabersih!!!

‎Kebersihan sebagian dari iman, begitu katanya. Indah dan ideal sekali. Nyatanya? Di negeri yang secara statistik dipenuhi muslim ini, konsep itu cuma LIP SERVICE! Cuma slogan, hanya motto, semboyan, kata-kata mutiara! Sepanjang mudik kemarin, misalnya, saya saksikan sendiri bagaimana tepi … Continue reading

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What's the Point in Receiving Something I'll Only Have to Send Back?

Says, or writes David Sedaris on page 45 of “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”. In the episode titled “A Friend in the Ghetto”, Sedaris tells us a man who calls him “mr. Sedriz”. But this wrong pronunciation and outlandish accent … Continue reading

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How Does It Feel to Write a Story without any Climaxes and Conflicts?

I remember when my writer pal Titik Kartitiani joked,”I imagine someone wrote a story as flat and boring as daily routines. We don’t have to think of anything that excites readers, just provide lengthy recounts of happenings, events. Will such … Continue reading

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David Sedaris: Write First then Collect Rubbish

David Sedaris’s face  was sweating a bit. In his left hand, you can see a white canvas shopping bag in which he threw some rubbish he found along the way. He complained,”It drives me crazy…” He took a stroll again … Continue reading

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David Sedaris tentang Susahnya Jadi Guru

Terpingkal-pingkal sendiri. Itu sudah mafhum bagi penikmat buku “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” karya David Sedaris. Seperti bagian berikut yang saya ingin bagikan pada Anda. Penggalan kisahnya akan saya terjemahkan ke bahasa ibu. Bila Anda sudah punya, buka saja halaman … Continue reading

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My Book Crush: The Mundane yet Mindblowingly Successful Book "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls"

Anyone has got his or her own crush, whether it be a guy crush, girl crush, coffee crush, shoes crush. Besides gadget crush, I’ve got this book crush, which is way more affordable than the aforementioned. I can’t help myself … Continue reading

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