Writing

GameLit: Not Just Written Games

Gamelit / LitRPG is one of the hottest literary genres on the market. It attempts to replicate the gaming experience in written form, taking the tropes of role-playing games and reproducing them on the page. As a reader and a gamer, the genre ought to be in my alley. And yet… it is the opposite. […]

The Based Fall Book Sale!

Hans G Schantz is back with his seasonal book sale! For the Fall 2022 edition, he’s put together a humongous list of free and discounted books. There are so many books, he had to split them into no less than four separate pages! A number of luminaries grace this season’s sale, including: Declan Finn, John […]

LORD OF BEASTS is available for preorder!

When beasts swarm the Central Plains, the city-state of Yudu issues a call for aid. Martial cultivators from across Xiazhou descend on Yudu, chasing dreams of wealth and glory. Among them is Li Ming and his fellow biaohang from Dayong. Shattered by recent losses, Dayong needs to rebuild their reputation, earn much-needed revenue and expand […]

How to Not Lose Money From Self-Publishing

Singaporean author John Lim wrote an article on TODAY describing the challenges he faced as a self-published author. Being a self-published author myself, I sympathise with his situation. With that said, he made the kind of mistakes that the successful self-pubbed author cannot afford to make. I am Singapore’s first Hugo and Dragon Award nominated […]

A Higher Level of Horror

Over the past month, I was on a horror kick. Aligned with my current work on the Babylon universe, I read stories that occupied the intersection of horror, science fiction and a touch of fantasy. Some were written by up-and-comers, others were penned by Big Names in the traditional (and now indie) space. At the […]

DAWN OF THE BROKEN SWORD is live!

Li Ming is a small-town boy with big dreams. In the era of the Five States and Ten Corporations, the immortals of the jianghu stand head and shoulders above the masses. Li Ming aspires to join their ranks. But the world of the rivers and lakes is fraught with peril. Deception and danger lurk in […]

Dawn of the Broken Sword is Available for Preorder!

Li Ming is a small-town boy with big dreams. In the era of the Five States and Ten Corporations, the immortals of the jianghu stand head and shoulders above the masses. Li Ming aspires to join their ranks. But the world of the rivers and lakes is fraught with peril. Deception and danger lurk in […]

Re-Thinking Singapore Writing

The closure of Kinokuniya at JEM leaves just two branches of the iconic Japanese bookstore in Singapore. Neil Humphreys penned a Facebook post describing his thoughts. While I share much of his sentiments, the reality is that the fiction industry has changed. Things are never going to return to the way they used to be. […]

Angel of Blades Part 5

Angel A perfect darkness engulfed Sabaia‚Äôs arena. Striding through the stairwell door, Luisa saw nothing but pitch blackness, heard nothing but total silence, sensed nothing but complete emptiness. Her mental map spanned the entirety of the circular hall. The walls were smooth, the floor level, all traces of the previous battle completely erased. The fissures […]

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