The 3Ds to winning story competitions in Singapore

Mind you, a disclaimer, I’m totally not a judge of any official writing events or an award winning writer or some teacher or whatever. Heck, you can even see that I’m not writing “proper” here. I am just me. A normal typical person.

Okay, I had to laugh insanely a bit there at the previous line.

ANYWHO! Yes, from my observations, you need the 3Ds to win story competitions in Singapore. Mind you, the 3Ds don’t count if it has a specific genre like chic-lit or romance or science fiction (I forgot the name of that event but yes, there was a sci-fi comp for students last year or so).

You need the 3Ds to win in open story competitions where you’re allowed to write whatever story you want. Only you know, that’s not true. You’re allowed to write whatever story you want but the winners will always be the ones that have the 3Ds. What are they?

The 3Ds by Seriously Sarah:

  • Descriptive
  • Dramatic
  • Depressive

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Of semi-secret events and sales!

Okay, here’s a semi-secret event that is going to happen in June. From said invite… Here’s the info!


(That’s a monocle, by the way.)

Reading Between the Lions

(Aka the semi-secret writers reading event that Sarah hopes won’t be too crowded after posting this info up because if it is, then gosh darn!)

Time: 7pm to 9pm,
Date: 3 June 2009
Polymath & Crust, 86 Club Street, S(069454) Tel: 62229195

READING between the LIONS

Join Wena Poon (“Lions in Winter”), Suchen Christine Lim (“The Lies That Build A Marriage”), Alvin Pang (“City of Rain”) and our very special mystery guest writer for an evening of fun, fiction and intergalactic mayhem at the all-new bookstore POLYMATH & CRUST.

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Tash Aw’s book launch, Agnes Meadows talk and Goi essay competition

Remember to click more since this post will be about:

  • Tash Aw’s Map of the Invisible World
  • Agnes Meadows’ masterclass talk about poetry
  • Goi Peace Foundation international essay competition

First up, Tash Aw’s book launch:


Date: 1 June 2009

Time: 7pm

Location: The Pod, National Library

Admission is free. To RSVP, email your name and contact no. to / call 64835953

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Conversation with Wena Poon (Plus Sharon Bakar!)



I just wanted to say that. It is too amusing not to. Anywho, yesss. The event got an upgrade since apparently there was a lot of response for it. Bad, bad me. I didn’t rsvp so I signed in right then. They’re popular ladies, you see. Hence the bigger location.

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Beyond the Band: Johnny Axel

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Finally it’s online! Beyond the Band: Johnny Axel.

You can watch it here:

Click on the video to watch it in HD form on the youtube site. Meanwhile, we won Best use of Dialogue and Best editing for Singapore.

Oh and this production was an Australian/Singapore collab thing if you didn’t know. We did the script over Skype, international phone calls when it started to lag, Google documents and Celtx.

Curtin university students on the Australian side, uhh non-students in the Singapore side and a whole lot of rushing of uploading things online and downloading said clip to and fro both sides of the productions. Heh.

Little Lit on 24th May 2009

Seriously do not like jpeg mailers, like oh man. ANYWHO, let me retype SOME info.

Ethos Books, Epigram and Monsters Under the Bed

invite passionate book lovers, story-tellers, authors, and illustrators young and old

to ‘Little Lit’ in the Singapore Writers Festival 2009.

Date: Sunday, 24 May 2009

Time: Guests sign in 2pm

Venue: Play Den, level 2, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

To register, you need to sign up at For enquiries, call 6100 4363, or email .

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