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Interview with John Ling.

Aneeta Sundararaj digs through John Ling's grey matter in her interview. Excerpt:
Perhaps I might not be too farfetched to say that writers are a curious, obsessive lot. Why else would one shut herself up in a writing corner, brainstorming and scribbling, while life passes her by? Probably because she has no choice but the write. The closest parallel I can draw is perhaps that of the compulsive blogger. Many have discovered blogging these past few years, and along with it, how soothing and liberating it can be to pour yourself out.

I think that for most young people of my generation, they find solace from their daily traumas and troubles by clubbing and socializing and calling up their friends and so on. For me, it is strictly writing.


  1. John is incredibly deep. Brilliant interview. I read it almost with my breath held all the way. John is the embodiment of a true writer who writes because he must, not because he's out to get published or make a quick buck.

  2. John has a very brilliant mind, and it shows in what he writes and in the interviews he gives. He has a message to say in his writing and I eagerly await the novels he will no doubt publish one day.


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