Monday, March 21, 2005

Telling Tales

Malaysians have a lot of stories to tell but not many people are telling them ...
Yasmin Ahmad in today's Star.

That's as true when you talk about writing fiction as it is when you talk about films. And it's sad because those stories deserve to be heard.

Congrats to Yasmin on winning the Grand Jury Prize at the 27th Cretell Women Director's Festival.

4 comments:

XMOCHA! said...

hi Sharon,

Yes, we need more stories told!!!

Keep up your classes! Definitely want to come for the next one!

SM

bibliobibuli said...

Ahah! One of the tellers of tales turns up!

Chet said...

The late James Michener wrote a book called The Novel, in which is the following piece of advice:

"Remember the sovereign rule: don’t say it; write it. Of the 10 million great stories that have been told to admiring friends, literature consists of 5,000 that were written down. If it’s not written, it doesn’t exist."

bibliobibuli said...

That's a great quote, Chet. I am going to pass it on to my creative writing class.