PORT MORESBY - Not knowing where my journey in writing would take me, I kept brushing away the idea of getting my long overdue collection of poems published. One reason: Fear.
Fear that people may not like my poems. Fear that I may not have the money to pay for publication. Fear of what other people would say about me.
I had a colleague who discovered my talent in writing and introduced me to the Crocodile Prize literary competition in 2013. The journey from then gave me a whole new perception.
When I realised that people liked my writing, I became so determined to improve.
As I told in my recent interview with Betty Wakia, ‘Choose to rise above every circumstance,’ I tried networking with other writers.
It wasn’t easy because I had a demanding job, but I made every opportunity count. I wrote for websites, blogs, participated in writing prompts and created my own blog.