Typecast: ramblings about writing, part xxx

Typecast: ramblings about writing, part xxx

   

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Typecast: On Adventure

Typecast: On Adventure

TRANSCRIBED This week’s write or die prompt is “Adventure”–and term that has unexpectedly become synonymous to the life that I currently live. I never dreamed, graduating high school in the expectation of becoming a professional businesswoman that the word ‘adventure’ would figure very significantly in my life. It’s always nice to have your preconceptions refuted. I’ve never done anything particularly adventurous in the common sense of the word: never sky-dived, or hiked up any treacherous heights, never jumped off the rocks into the water at Waimea beach, never traveled anywhere on my own without a guide.  Yet in the midst of all these nevers I still managed to inject some of that adventure into my life, after all;...

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The magic of books – Just call me Jack

The magic of books – Just call me Jack

  It’s difficult to convey in words what books mean to me, but since it’s Write or Die Wednesday I suppose I’ll have to try. My earliest memory of books is reading Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs & Ham, over and over and over again, until I knew the words by heart and could recite them, line by rhyming line, like a prayer.  In some ways, it kind of was a prayer.  It was the first book of (relatively) significant length that I had ever read, and the fact that I, an ESL kid who up until recently could hardly even speak or comprehend English properly, could read this book and understand everything, was a personal miracle.  I remember relishing in that little triumph, borrowing that book from the library and keeping it beside me even as I...

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A new year, a new journey

A new year, a new journey

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged regularly, but this year is meant to be a year of change and progress for me: I’ve pledged to study Japanese more regularly, joined a local writing group, and am slowly working towards a goal to go to graduate school for a creative writing degree.  It’s going to be an exciting year, a busy one, and I am determined to keep track of it best I can.  Which is why I’ve decided, finally, to put this domain to good use. Let’s hope this lasts!  The idea is to write a post or two every week.  *crosses fingers*

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