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Titie Said: Writing with passion

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 29 2011   /  09:29 am

JP/Prodita SabariniSenior writer Titie Said, 75, said that when it comes to writing she felt the same spark now as she did dozens of years ago when she was a young girl.

The writer has produced hundreds of short stories that have been adapted to numerous films. She has written more than 25 novels, with six of them adapted to the silver screen.

“When I write, I feel that I light up. My heart booms. I feel my spirit rises when I type. When I’m finished, I say: ‘praise the lord’,” she said at her South Jakarta house recently.

Sitting in the living room of her reconstructed house — it was burned down in 2006, along with manuscripts of her writings — she told The Jakarta Post about her latest writing project and how she fell in love with the art of word-craft.

The grandmother of 11 grandchildren is now working on a collection of short stories in a...