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Articles on all manner of writing related topics, from poetics to publishing. Click on the article titles to read. If you have an idea for an article, please send us a message.

Writers on Writing
Develop your craft

“Time and Tides” by Tessa Sheridan

“Memory and Writing” by Tiffany Murray

“What You Know” by Julia Bell

“Writing the Intensely Personal” by Pooja Nansi

“The Graphic Novel” by Dave Chua

“Creating Artifice: Between Page and Objet d’Art” by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

“How I Edit” by Melissa de Villiers

“Storytelling and I” by Verena Tay

“The Art of a Moment: Travel Poetry” by Marc Nair

Writing & Technology
Thoughts from the web

“Technology and Writing” by Kay Vasey

“Online Writing Communities” by Jacob Sam-La Rose

The Singapore Scene
How the scene developed, where it is now and where it’s going

“Moving Words” by Melissa de Villiers

“The Shape-Shifting Literature of Singapore” by Gwee Li Sui

“Singapore Fiction: The intelligent maid in the kitchen” by Suchen Christine Lim

“Singapore Poetry Today” by Ng Yi-Sheng

“Poetry Seeks Audience: The Singapore Poetry Slam Movement” by Chris Mooney-Singh

How we live
Articles by writers in Singapore who make their livings in different ways

“Notes From A Freelancer” by Yong Shu Hoong

Writers’ Exchange
UK writers in Singapore, Singapore writers in the UK

“Returning to Singapore” by Jeremy Sheldon

“Something to Write Home About” by Marissa Chen

“What Do You Think of Singaporean Literature?” by Jeremy Sheldon

“Why I love Singapore” by Jacob Sam-La Rose

“Celebrating the Miracle of the Ordinary” on Sir Andrew Motion’s visit to SOTA

Publishing in Singapore

“Editing Ceriph: On Telling Tales” by Wei Fen Lee

Why I Write
Writers answer the tricky question

Where I Write
Café, train or quiet room? Writers tell us where it happens

What I’m Reading
Local and international writers share thoughts on the books they’re currently digesting


“Synæsthesia at The Substation” by Kay Vasey

“A Way into Writing” by Miriam Nash