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Freeing the writer within

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 30 2010   /  10:56 am

Cozy corner: A group of people learns how to be a writer in a cafe in Jakarta. Courtesy of FixiMix For some people, putting their thoughts into words might be as easy as falling off a log. For others, however, writing is simply difficult.

“I can’t write for nuts,” confessed 31-year-old Badai Aqrandista. “I usually get stuck after the first two or three paragraphs and don’t know what else to write after that,” he added.An IT programmer by profession, Badai is starving to write — he wants to create magic with words and make wonders with few sentences. But because he just doesn’t know where to start, he’s considering to take up a writing course.“I think it’s cool to be able to write; to persuade others through writing,” he said. “Back in Australia, I searched for writing courses, but ended up finding nothing but classes that had long durations, like one year...