Maybe it’s because it’s NaNoWriMo and there’s an influx of writer-y, literary sources of inspiration so there’s this whole flood of issues regarding writers in Singapore and what not. Or maybe it’s just because everyone is so hyped up writing and stuff that an ongoing issue has suddenly spiked a lot of interest. Either way, the topic now in the writerly circles (well at least mine) has become clear.
The ignorance of local, potential writing talent.
Just so that I can place everyone on the same page here, when I say…
- Potential – I mean not published, or published but not recognised.
- Writing – I mean fiction. BOTH literary and genre fiction are on the SAME level here.
- Ignorance – I mean by Publishers, Agencies and People from the Literary Scene in SG
So yes, there have been tweets and blog posts and stuff like this. But you know what? I’m not going to care anymore. I’m not going to say anything whatsoever…
BECAUSE I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Whether you are a reader, writer (whatever type), literary academic, teacher etc… I would like to hear from you about this issue:
What is the literary scene like in Singapore to you and why?
Add your thoughts in the comments section below and let me know what you think =). I’m gathering as many comments as possible for this so do link this blog entry to your friends and stuff.
Until the next blog entry, would love to hear from all of you!