Recently, I reread Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango Street. I was very inspired by the coming of age stories, and have been playing around with writing my own series of vignettes. Lately, I’ve been working on my novel so much that I haven’t produced much fresh material, so I’m ready to set the novel aside … Read more
On Thanksgiving morning, I was greeted by my very first rejection letter. Kartika Review, which “publishes literary fiction, poetry, and essays that endeavor to expand and enhance the mainstream perception of Asian American creative writing”, turned down one of my short stories. Though I was semi-bummed, I wasn’t surprised. This is just the first of … Read more
Right now, I’m writing a short story set in the suburbs of Orange County where I grew up. While much of the story is memoir, a lot of it has been fictionalized. I like the story quite a lot so far, but am unsure where it will take me. It’s exciting to be writing something … Read more
I’m not sure how working writers get anything done for themselves. Here are a few of the things I’ve been doing lately, besides grad school: Internship as a columnist at Scientificblogging.com. Check out my column, I Can Get Science, which lists all of my recent articles–all two of them. Article for the November issue of … Read more
Science fiction author, Ray Bradbury, recently turned 88 years young on August 22nd. Bradbury has written more than thirty books, some of which include: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Fahrenheit 451, and The Martian Chronicles. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1956 version of Moby Dick. Bradbury has always been a great inspiration to … Read more
I woke up this morning feeling very inspired. Weekend mornings are always like that for me. I started writing a short story, inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451“, and I’m enjoying it so far! Haven’t figured out the main character’s name yet, but it’ll come. Yay, Ray!