Downton Abbey, reviver of my writing spirit

“To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.” ~ Euripedes In the past few months I’ve finished and rewritten my first screenplay. I’ve even sent it out to some screenwriting contests. I was very proud and satisfied and It gave me strength to carry on. The idea for my firstRead more

Carol, saviour of my writing soul

“Flung out of space.” ~ Carol Carol is literally flung out of space to me. I watched this movie a few weeks back and it hit me hard. It’s such a beautiful, delicate and gorgeous movie. Todd Haynes really blew my mind with his directing! Phyllis Nagy inspired me to keep on writing. This movieRead more

Scribble away in Scrivener

If you type in “Scrivener” in Google you can find around 3740.000 results about this software. So, there really isn’t much that I can add to it. But I really want to tell you how amazing this writing tool is! My story with Scrivener started when I was looking for a good software to organise myRead more

Writer’s foreplay

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer I always had that romantic image of a writer in my head: a melancholic appearance, hanging over a laptop in a coffeeshop, sipping a cup of black coffee, typingRead more

Two zero one six

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” ~ John Mason “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde I intend to start every post with an inspirational quote of a famous person. But when I started this post, the first post of the year, I couldn’t think of any good quotesRead more

Liz Gilbert chimes in

“Done is better than good.” ~ Carole Gilbert When I heard about the new book of Elizabeth Gilbert I knew it wasn’t coincidence. It was meant to be for me to read this book. “Big Magic” gives ons advise on how to live a creative life. The first thing I did was grabbing my iPad andRead more

Get a writer friend!

Writers are amazing people. Eight reasons why you should get a writer friend: Courtesy of: Global English Editing Read full article Why Writers Make Incredible Friends by Brendan Brown.Read more

Family matters

I want to dedicate a tiny section on this blog to some cultural things that I want to share with who ever is interested in some Chinese culture. My parents were early immigrants from Hong Kong. They moved to the Netherlands in the 1960’s to settle down. As a result I, youngest of four, onlyRead more

Wind, waves, sand and storm.

Let the wind blow as hard as it can. Let the waves hit as high as it can. If sand blurs our vision, We still walk side by side through the storm. ©ByJessicaLauRead more

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