The MPH Writer's Circle goes ahead tomorrow in the Booker Room at MPH 1 Utama at 11a.m. I think Oon Yeoh and I got our wires crossed a bit. I remember him telling me that I was organising it and the topic was Fiction (and yes, I checked back to original information I had) but then I got an e-mail from MPH saying the topic was 'Non-Fiction'. Mysterious!
My not-so-secret agenda anyway is to sneak in more discussion of writing fiction which tends to get downplayed by the "Yes, but it doesn't make money, just write a book about how to become an instant billionaire" argument. We need good fiction writers here for sure. You just may not make a fortune from your efforts!
Anyway, it still looks like it will be a very interesting and useful session. Eric Forbes, an Editor with MPH Publishing Sdn Bhd will talk about what publishers are looking for and what to do (or NOT do!) when submitting your manuscripts.
And I've managed to persuade Kam Raslan into coming along to talk about the writing and publication of his first novel with Marshall Cavendish in Singapore.