Dare to live

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard I’m sitting here staring at my screen, desperately to write something. Anything! But I got zip inspiration. Nothing. Nada! So, I’m trying to figure out what I want to write about. Is it about writing? About filmmaking?Read more

Voyage to Aurora Borealis

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust I’ve always like this quote of Proust. It is true. Don’t stuck on the things you’ve already seen and know of. Try to see something new everywhere you go. Even places you’ve been for a thousand times canRead more

Things I’ve learned from being unsuccessful

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein There had been moments in my life when I felt myself being useless, even a failure. When I thought about what I have achieved and what my parent’s expectations were, I could really cry. IRead more

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

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

The Voyage of Writing

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Over the past year I had learned about writing techniques. I’ve read dozens of books and watched hundreds of videos on the internet to acquire the knowledge of writing. I learned about structure and about buildingRead more

Hear, see & do.

“I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand” ~ Confucius Confucius was a wise man. I would very much like to learn from this master. Fortunately, we can still find his quotes on internet more than 2000 years later.  These quotes are of very invaluable value and theyRead more