Thanks to all who shared their thoughts on local fiction writing in Singapore. Today, I too shall share my feelings from a reader’s point of view.
As a fiction writer myself, I tend to write fantasy because that is the genre I enjoy reading the most. I do venture into horror, sci-fi and romance but above all, fantasy stirs my cup of tea. In fact, I owe this addiction to David Eddings whom I see as my inspiration and biggest influence. I absolutely dig his Belgariad and Malloreon series. I never get tired of his books, despite reading them for countless of times. And then there is Mercedes Lackey, Jim Butcher, and Laurell K. Hamilton. Louisa May Alcott and Lucy Maud Montgomery were the earliest influences who got me into serious writing.
If you notice, not one of my influence is Singaporean. Why? Coz there is not a single…
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