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ISWG: 7th August 2019

It’s ISWG day! Every month the ISWG asks a question for writers and this time it’s “Has your writing ever taken you by surprise? For example, a positive and belated response to a submission you’d forgotten about or an ending you never saw coming?

My answer? Well, I started writing non-fiction for college magazines. My first articles for the Statistics and Zoology magazines were too technical but (*surprise*) actually gave me an editorial internship at a Youth Magazine.

In terms of stories, I’ve actually been surprised to get responses on some posts that many found them relatable.

August Reading:

Just finished ‘Made in Japan’ by Akio Morita. It’s an autobiography of one of the founders of Sony, a popular Japanese company. The book also talks about the differences in American and Japanese culture, economic systems, trade laws, markets and more.

Have started ‘Tell Tale’ by Jeffrey Archer. It’s a book of short stories.

Last Month:

Well, I spent the last month chilling, daydreaming, reading and trying to make comics (The last one didn’t exactly work out, at least the drawing part).

13 responses to “ISWG: 7th August 2019”

  1. The book you just finished sounds really interesting. I always love learning about different cultures. Do you think what you read has an effect on what you write? Or the way you write about certain topics?


    1. I’ve sometimes found that my writing style mirrors the style of what I’m reading. I’m not so sure if it has an effect on ‘what’ I write though.


  2. That’s certainly a wonderful surprise! Well done!


    1. It indeed was 🙂 Thanks for reading.


  3. You just never know where our writing will lead us! 🙂


  4. I spent a week in Japan for business many years ago. One day I spent a morning with Japanese counterparts talking about how we did our jobs. That was a pretty amazing way to learn about cultural differences.


    1. Hmmm… It must have been quite an interesting conversation.


  5. The book you finished sounds really interesting. I’ll have to check it out.


  6. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the Jeffery Archer stories. I’ve yet to read anything by him. To do so would surprise me, but then life is full of surprises.


    1. I’m so far halfway through the book and have a different reaction to each story.

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  7. […] was a little busier than usual. I posted my first ISWG post, participated in the WEP and took part in a short story […]


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