Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Elsewhere Things

Some things to look at elsewhere.

If I could give an award for blogging above and far far beyond the call of duty, I'd have to give it to Lainie for her amazing coverage (with photos and even soundclips, for heaven's sake!) of the Panic Buttons - Culture and Crisis event at Actor's Studio. Now I feel I didn't miss a thing!

Aneeta picked up on my post on the struggles of Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin and inteviewed him for her How to Tell a Great Story website.

And local fantasy writer Glenda Larke has some great advice on writing a novel on her blog Tropic Temper. For the too-lazy-to-browse, here's Part 1 and Part 2.

I met up for coffee and a chat with Glenda before she left for Sabah. (Really sad that no-one from the Malay Mail was around to write a feature about spotting us in Bangsar Shopping Centre. I've always wanted to be featured in that column!).

We were talking about the way beginning writers see getting their first work published as the holy grail, and believe that all will be plain sailing once they get there. Glenda was telling me about her own experiences of the publishing world - a rollercoaster of triumphs and crushing disappointments which you can read about on her blog.

My thanks to all these bloggers for putting up great content.

8 comments:

Chet said...

Wrong link for Part 1 of Glenda's article about writing a novel. It goes to your entry about Free-Falling Fiction.

bibliobibuli said...

chet - tq (maybe one day i'll remember to check my links!)

Glenda Larke said...

Thanks for the mention! I had an influx of people over to my blog as a consequence, and I thought it must be because of the comment I put on the "banned books" post...I was wondering if I was going to be flamed or something, so it was quite a relief to find the real reason was this!

I enjoyed our chat - and I do love your blog.

bibliobibuli said...

you're welcome, glenda! thanks a lot for the fun chat (even if the malay mail was too dozy to snap us!) ...

i keep waiting to be flamed too ... must rry to write something more controversial!

Lydia Teh said...

Sharon, you really should get that radio program going, the one I was suggesting the other day. Has anyone here got connections to radio stations? Sharon's got a real interesting proposition to make. I'm not just putting words in your mouth, am I?

bibliobibuli said...

*sigh* declining energy levels ...

it is a lovely idea must admit

but i get confuffled when i have to speak in public

i froze horribly when someone once pointed a tv camera at me

but let's see ...

aneeta said...

thanks, sharon, for placing the link to my piece on o.


am also responding to your post today, here - hope you feel better soon. though, it sounds like you've got it all sorted out with the book and the soup and all ...

lainieyeoh said...

ah that's where the readers came from :P

I actually wish I know how to listen to talks and jot down notes at the same time, i felt like i missed a bulk of info. but i'm glad someone found it useful :)

As for radio...dont know what you're looking for, but radio radiq is looking for people, last i heard (less than a month ago).