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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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One Sure Way to a Better Writing

RAISE your hand if you hate reading a book that frustrates more than entertains you. Well, I’m no exception. I’ve recently started reading Yuval Noah Hariri’s “Homo Deus”. And in spite of the buzz that this book is extremely cool … 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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Menulis Itu Mirip Masturbasi, Katanya

‎Seorang teman bertemu secara kebetulan dengan penulis Iwan Setyawan hari ini. Dan ia mengatakan bahwa Iwan berwejangan:”…[k]alo nulis itu yg penting kita ngerasa seneng, menikmati, dan bisa takjub pas bacanya. Bukan mikir bagaimana ceritanya biar pembaca seneng. #TipsMenulis” Novelis Stephanie … Continue reading

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The Roadmap to Writing Like an Expert

Anyone can write. Your 4-year-old child can write simple sentences on the wall of his bedroom. Your nephew writes an essay on how more civilized and developed this country can be without Trans TV airing Raffi Ahmad’s live update of … Continue reading

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I Write Best when I'm Not Told to

‎Weirdly enough, I work best when I’m left alone. No pressure, no fear, only focus and much inspiration. I guess I suck more when people around me push me to excell. This explains a lot why I often fails to … Continue reading

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Menulis Itu Harus Egois

‎Menulis untuk orang lain itu susah, dan memang tidak seharusnya begitu. Apalagi kalau masih dalam tahap belajar. Makin terfokus pada pembaca, penulis biasanya makin stres. Dan meski stres itu bagus untuk memacu konsentrasi dan kinerja, jika berlebihan tentu dampaknya pada … Continue reading

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The Writing Muscles

“How can you make time for blogging?” “How is it possible to write between your day job activities?” I bumped into a friend on our way home a few days ago and he hurled the questions at me. I just … Continue reading

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Jonathan Franzen on How to Write Bluntly without Being Killed or Hurt, Literally…

A few days ago, I tried writing things I never imagined writing. What was in my mind was trying to help some people out there learn the information they may not know before. I quoted the sentences written in the … Continue reading

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Overprotective Writers as Bad as Overprotective Parents

I don’t know how it feels to be a parent with children. Yet, I know exactly how it feels to be a parent of my writing. All articles, all anecdotes, all dialogs, all social media updates, all notes I jot … Continue reading

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