Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus on Writing Habit


The desire to write grows with writing.


3 Classic Mental Blocks of New Writers, and How to Crush ‘Em All

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Pic by Rob (license: CC BY-NC 2.0)

Once I met a professional writer. Having 20+ novels published, she must be quite famous in Indonesia’s fiction writing scene. Our rendezvous point was a book store. After we had sat down on cozy, tiny couches in the corner, she said, “Please don’t ask me how to write. I hate that question.”

I was stunned.

Here’s the explanation.

An Introduction to Morning Pages

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Recently I had an odd encounter with a long-time-forgotten habit that I thought I should not have done any longer.

Lemme share it with you.


Learn to Write by Reading

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I am pretty sure you know already the benefits of reading: Good for your brain, also good for your mental health. But, do you know that, if you want to write, you have to read more than average?

So, continue reading!


Is Code Really Poetry?

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For more than 2 years I have been intrigued by the tee I got from WordCamp Indonesia 2010. It has a line on its back, “Code is poetry.”

On many websites I found, “Coders write.”

Huh? What the heck are they talking about?

Here is my journey finding the answer.


How to Blog Regularly Using Trello

Blogging is easy. Blogging regularly is not. Fortunately, there is Trello for that. It is a project/task management application created by great folks in Fog Creek, and it has helped me publish one post a day on this blog. Here is how I use Trello for blogging regularly.

Keep reading to find the method.


Learn to Write by Never Leaving Your Notebook

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One thing I learn from being a journalist is what I believe every writer and blogger should also learn: Keeping a notebook. At. All. Times.



The Current Awesome State of the Blog

Views from the last 7 days. This is only a half part of the long list.

I created this blog on one simple purpose: To practice my English writing. Over time, however, the art of blogging entices me as well.

How so?


Buddha on Ideas


An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

So goddamn true! *glazes over 2 scheduled post and 22 incomplete drafts on my WordPress Dashboard*


Learn to Write by Catching Ideas

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One excuse new bloggers frequently say when they stop writing, “I have no idea what to write.” And here is how I usually respond, “Getting new ideas is very easy. Writer’s block does not exist!

Let me prove it to you.