Friday, March 30, 2012

Writing Your Life Stories Workshop—Kuching! 23 June 2012

Do you have fascinating life experiences to share or interesting stories to tell?

Have you always wanted to write but
couldn’t find the time or anyone to help?

Turn Your Life Stories 
into a Memoir or into Fiction!

teaches you pre-writing and story starting techniques so you can
quickly get your story and your ideas down on paper
based on publishing over 500 short stories and articles
and a prize-winning collection of short stories.

Are You Going to Keep that Story (or that Book) Inside You Forever? Or Are You Finally Going to Write It?

When:  Saturday, 23 June 2012
Time:  1.30-5.00,
 (*1.30 register; book signing, before and after workshop)

Who:  14-70+ years old

CostRM120 RM100 adults/
 RM100 RM 80 students (full-time)
*group discount for 3 or more booked at the same time RM100/RM80 students.

WhereKuching, I-CATS/ PPKS, (Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi Lanjutan Sarawak/ Sarawak Skills Development Centre), Jalan Canna, Off Jalan Wan Alwi, Tabuan  Jaya (oppsite Giant); room A14, ground level.  Enter second entrance on the right and then exit to left of stairs and turn right.

What: Writing is a learnable skill.  Passion is not.  Neither is perseverance.  But desire to share your life stories can take you a long way to achieving your goals!

Why: If you don’t tell or share your life stories, no one else will!  Question is, do you want others to know, or can you disguise it as fiction?
How to enrol:  Email your name, contact phone number, email address to
Next:  Invite your friends to join you or sponsor a younger/older relative.  Bring plenty of paper and pens to write!

Areas of learning:  story starting techniques; pre-writing probing; tapping into your (or your characters’) emotions; using sensory details to bring your stories alive; plus tips on story structure, organising and editing to make it readable!

Challenge:  You’ve been talking (or avoiding talking about) your “life stories” all of your life.  Isn’t it time you wrote it down for your family and friends or maybe adapt it into fiction?  A good story is a good story, but no one will know about it if you take it with you to the grave! Writing is not only therapeutic, but can also be profitable!
      Help your Sarawak-based friends and relatives find out about the workshop by sending them this link! Thanks!

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Bio: Named as one of the “50 Expats You Should Know” by Expatriate Lifestyle, American Robert Raymer has taught creative writing for 13 years at two Malaysian universities, has judged short story competitions including the 2009 MPH National Short Story Awards, published over 500 short stories and articles, and conducted numerous, practical, hands-on writing workshops.
He is the author of Spirit of Malaysia, Tropical Affairs: Episodes from an Expat's Life in Malaysia and Lovers and Strangers Revisited, winner of 2009 Popular-The Star Readers Choice Awards, taught in universities and now translated into French.

Excerpt of novel The Resurrection of Jonathan Brady now in the Quarterfinals of the ongoing Amazon Breakthrough Writing Award 2012.

*Announcement:  New workshop in KK on 17 June 2012!

* Here is a link to my previous workshop in Kuching, to my first KK workshop, second KK workshop, third KK workshop2011, Malaysian Nurses Association workshop, and International Tuition School workshop.

**If you are interested to bring one of my writing workshops to your organizations or association in Sabah/Sarawak/West Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei please contact me at  Thank you.


sintaicharles said...

I feel like attending the workshop but Jude told me that might be a workshop in KK in May.

sintaicharles said...

I will come

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Good! Looking forward to seeing you again and reading what you wrote.

Cody said...

I wish this was in my area. Cool idea!

Borneo Expat Writer said...

Cody, Thanks!