My mum and I are big fans of James Lye. When he quit TCS (now MediaCorp), I decided to write something to tell readers how my family reacted to Lye's exit from acting. I spilled the beans on dad's jealousy. It was my first contribution. Although I wasn't paid for the article I was both thrilled and proud of myself to see it on print in our national newspaper.
This is my first paid article sold to NTUC Lifestyle magazine and was published in Outram Now!, a Singapore General Hospital publication. It was also my first attempt to write with an intention to sell. I didn't know what kind of writing will convince an editor to buy my story. After much thought I decided that my personal success story would be a good start. I believe most readers like to be inspired; with that belief I sold my idea.