09 March 2010

A blog writer to a newspaper writer

(My article which was published in the Borneo Post on 8 Mac 2010)

When I was in school, I hated writing the most, other than mathematics of course!. Whenever my teacher asked me to write an essay, I would always complained and sighed. Never did I thought that one day, I will be an enthusiastic blog writer. I guess my interest in writing started with displaying my photos in the blog.

Today I intend to improve my writing skill like Manglish, getting involve in writing for our local newspaper. Starting from last year, I had sent some articles to news agencies such as the Borneo Post and Eastern Time. I am happy that some of them got published and the latest news was as shown in the photo above.

I think writing activity really exercises our mind in terms of digging out our vocabulary and helping us to construct better sentences through planning and drafting. Along the way, you will improve your grammar too. I believe that a good writer can actually express himself well with words.

However, one thing I noticed about some newspaper editors, they tend to rewrite the original write -ups and thus resulting in typo mistakes. Sometimes, they fail to convey the intended message of the original authors. That's what happened to the news I sent earlier. I hope they can improve on this.

18 Reptozian Messages:

manglish said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......i am so jealous, do you think i can try sending my articles there too? i am thinking of writing health articles like smoking, betel chewing and oral cancer, which of course is my forte AHAHHAAH....how how? can ar? can tell me how you do it please please please?

manglish said...

but seriously, i am very happy to see your articles in the newspaper, i hope to be able to do it too soon :) CONGRATS!!!!

ps: i am also serious about sending my health article to Borneo Post and Eastern Time. if not too troublesome, pls do give me some info. thanks and i will look it up on the internet too. :)

Jay said...

Well done bro. One of the reason for me to blog is to practicing my writing skill beside sharing with others. I started with photo displaying too. Off course my grammer and vocabulary is poor but that does not matter. I read seroius blog writer with good command in english. sometime baca jugalah blog member2 yg lain. to get varieties and to change mood.

CT NORAMIZA said...

waaa, congrats willie, jeles kamek :)

chegu carol said...

wah cigu, thats a good achievement.
you know, there is this weekly article by a teacher named Pauline in the Daily Express Sabah...i love reading her articles and even dream of doing like what she does in my later years....Perhaps, you are one like that teacher Pauline. :)

SJB said...

Cool....

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Wahhhhh......bes ehhh. Congrats! I wanna try too!.. tapi how hoh?

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations and I share your views.

Bb Hussain said...

well done willie..

lina said...

Congrats Willie! :)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Manglish :I'm sure you can. Come back to Malaysia first lah.

Jay :That's a good intention.

Ct, oceangirl, BBhussain, Lina & SJB :Thanks.

Faizal :Kawu kenak tunggu peluang atau contact the editor.

Betchai :Hahaha...you did? well not we all love writing.

Coffee Girl said...

Willie, where's ur byline leh? tak patut sikda nama. so how much did u get paid?

for those who wish to be free-lance writer/stringer. just contact the editor of borneo post. he's a nice guy, really. :-)

rainfield61 said...

I am a teacher as well.

I teach myself on how to earn a living.

Haha... congratulation on your achievement.

Rose Belle said...

One of the best advices that I ever received was from my high school literature teacher who taught me that the hardest thing about writing is not fear of writing but writing the first sentence. Once you have your first sentence, write what you think, just right, don't worry about grammar or structure, just write. Once you're done, then you can revisit and edit. I still take the advice to heart.

Mei Teng said...

wow..congratulations on getting published! :)

LiFe Is BeAuTifUl LyRiC said...

Wallahhh..tht is GREAT!!..Congrats Willie!!

A teacher and a writer.. may b u can blog you teaching life as well... who knows boleh buat novel :)

HoneyBUZZin said...

hey...this is good news! u should write more often..
Congrats.

lvynana said...

good job.