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Of stories and words: in conversation with Verena Tay

With the Singapore International Storytelling Festival 2014 just around the corner, we wanted to get behind the scenes and into the creative process behind telling compelling, memorable stories. What better way to do so than to get acquainted with a powerhouse storyteller, writer and theatre artist – Verena Tay? Co-founder of Moonshadow Stories, Verena has…

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3 Tips for Writers, Courtesy the AP Writer’s Conference

The AP Writer’s Conference ‘Bridging Cultures: Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Asia today’ was a blast! Really, we aren’t just saying that because we got to eat a lot. Hosted by the Arts House in conjunction with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), the conference was held from July 17th to 20th…

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How and Why you should Ebook your Blog

Let’s talk about your blog for a minute. Yes, the blog you’ve been meticulously updating, and have spent stolen hours on. It’s safe to say that you’re passionate about it —you invest a lot of grey matter and that diminishing commodity – time – into each post, and you write about things that have moved…

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Ebook or App: the difference between them and which is ‘write’ for you

After much procrastination and sleepless nights fuelled by seas of coffee, you’ve finished writing that book you’ve always meant to write. What’s more, in your moments of coffee-induced clarity, you’ve also decided to publish your book digitally. Congratulations! Really, we take our hats off to you, and we’re sure your neighbour enjoyed that little victory…

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Catch no ball about ebooks vs print books?

All the Lion City folks around us are in the mood of celebrating the nation's 47th birthday this week. At Tusitala, we are definitely doing our part as well. Presenting to you our Unofficial National Day Fun Pack item: information + graphics. We have been trying to 'kay poh' (poke our nose into) what's the…

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What Was That Book?

So many books, so little time. Books about crazy horses. Runes and fantasy. A journalist with post traumatic stress disorder. Teen surviving in post alternate universe. We all have faint recollections of books we read somewhere, sometime. Or maybe even a memory of book covers we spotted somewhere, sometime. In case that memory still haunts…

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Here’s a Story of a Man Who Destroyed Books

It used to be that books were burnt and destroyed because of heretical, unrepentant, malicious and political content. Book burning images remind us of the Nazi regime, Pol Pot’s agragrian dystopia in Cambodia, Iran and the Kurdish presses in the 1940s or Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution. The act is a suppression of ideas…

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