About Me

Photo Courtesy of Chris Scott.

Hi there!

Call me Chris Kouju. I’m a fantasy and science fiction writer who gave up a comfy and respectable nine-year career as a Malaysian journalist, blowing a f*ck load of savings along the way, to fly halfway across the world. All in pursuit of a dream.

Now armed with a Masters in Creative Writing and mildly befuddled that people love the wacky stuff in my brain, I am still in love with the world, only very recently employed and these days on the edge!

I’ve written a 98,000 word novel I am aiming to finish editing this year, as long as I keep chugging on a word count that seems to be moving along with the face-searing speeds of a constipated rhino.

But by hook or by crook, I WILL slay this dragon. And when that happens, someday perhaps I will fulfil the dream of becoming published. (Literary agents, where are you?)

This blog aims to chronicle my trials, joys and constant writerly battles with procrastination and despair.

Along the way, I’ll touch on my geeky interests in computer rpgs, anime, manga, yaoi, technology, martial arts, history, military battles, travel and photography. Occasionally I will inflict random victims with amateur photographs which I consider to be nifty 🙂

Ye have been warned.

11 responses to “About Me

  1. ^^ the first paragraph just inspired me so much. good on you, dear! follow your heart!

    two things though that are going to gnaw at my insides until i tell you to fix them: your little summary in the right corner there says “malaysia” writer instead of “malaysian”, and in this “about me” you wrote 81,0000 instead of 81,000.

    my mind can rest now :3

    • Hello, thanks for visiting!

      OMG I am amazed I didn’t spot those obvious mistakes! I must have been sleep-fuddled or something. Thanks for pointing it out. I updated it.

      Thank you for the kind words, I hope you drop by again. I need to write soon! 🙂

  2. Limebird Writers has nominated YOU for a Versatile Bloggers Award. Congratulations! – http://limebirduk.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/limebird-writers-are-versatile-bloggers-huzzah/

  3. Congratulations! Limebird Writers has nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Thanks for being there since the start. Big hugs – http://limebirduk.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/the-sunshine-award-huzzah/

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  5. John

    Hello, Chris 😀 I am so very glad to find another fantasy and science fiction writer from Malaysia! I was wondering if you have any other mode of contact (email, perhaps?) because I would like to see if you would be interested in participating in a research I am currently doing on the development of Malaysian speculative fiction in English.

    It’s an exploratory effort based largely on the opinions of writers and enthusiasts sharing the same interest in writing fiction. It’s also conducted briefly through an interview via email.

    Please do take the time to consider! Your perspective would undoubtedly offer a significant contribution to this study. Thank you!

    • Hello there, John! Am very sorry I got back to you so (probably too) late. I was moving to another country and settling in – will probably blog about that again – and only got around to checking in.

      Are you still interested in contacting me?

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