I think I shall set up a page here specifically for my writing.
Oh, I think I forgot to mention this.
I am a writer. (Ooh, don’t I sound cool? :P)
Well, not exactly a writer. I’m studying to be a teacher, obviously.
But besides teaching and singing, I also have a passion for writing.
I guess it stemmed from my love for reading. I used to read books and books and books from a tender age.
I started with children’s books especially those by Enid Blyton. I read so many books of her Famous Five series, her Five Find-Outers and Dog, Malory Towers, The Faraway Tree, The Magic Bicycle, The Secret Door and so many others. Then I progressed on to novels. And now, my current favourite author is Jodi Picoult, whose book My Sister’s Keeper was recently made into a movie (starring Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz). This particular book of hers, is my absolute FAVOURITE.
I love Jodi Picoult’s writings. I think she is a wonderful author whose specialty is expounding on dilemmas of family, relationships and life. My Sister’s Keeper is about Anna, who is 13 years old, who was born a designer baby, her genetic make-up a perfect match to her sister’s, Kate, who has a rare form of leukimia. Every time her sister is admitted to hospital for something or other, Anna is too. Despite her being perfectly well, she lives like she is sick.
Their mother, Sara is….a mother. She does everything within her power to ensure that Kate makes it through to the next stage, that Kate will survive beyond any doctor’s expectations. But does she do so at the expense of Anna?
When Kate’s kidneys finally give out, and Sara prepares Anna to donate one of her kidneys to Kate, Anna decides that enough is enough. She wants a life of her own, where she can live her life on her own terms. She does not want to do this anymore.
However, deciding so will mean that Kate would not survive.
Anna is torn between the love for her sister, and a dream of living her own life. What will happen? Will Anna really decide on the one option that will lead to her sister’s eventual death? What will Sara do? Will she ask one sister to sacrifice the best of her life to save the other dying sister?
If you want to know more, read the novel. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Oh, darn. I have rambled on more than I expected. >.<
Anyway, from reading, I grew to love writing. I wrote my first short story when I was in Form 3. But maybe due to lack of maturity, it was not a very good piece of writing, and so I almost gave up.
But when I was in Form 5, I decided to give it another try. And this time, I received good feedback from family, and friends. 🙂 That spurred me on to continue writing, even if just for my own reading pleasure and personal satisfaction.
In 2006, I had two of my short stories published in a collection of contemporary writings by aspiring local writers, published by Oak Publications and edited by Karen-Ann Theseira. In The Storm and The Prize were my first and third short stories respectively, and also two of my favourites.
Now, I can actually say that I am a published writer. (It still feels good to say it :P)
I still continue to write in my free time, which is precious little since I started university studies. But I hope that I can continue to write, even if they are short ramblings of yours truly. 🙂
So, here’s to starting my own creative writing page, a platform to share my writings with….my invisible readers.