Writing Fiction in Thailand
Fiction Thai Writing is becoming increasingly popular. The reasons are simple, Thai Fiction is fun, easy to write and easy to find. It is definitely worth looking into and is becoming a big hit among the people of all ages.
First of all, let me just say that I am by no means suggesting that writing fiction in any language other than English is difficult. On the contrary, writing fiction in any other language, let alone Thai is incredibly easy. I have seen it many times and done it myself. There is such a rich tradition of storytelling in Thailand, that the locals are enchanted by the simple act of telling a story. No need to use translation services for that.
Fiction Thai Writing is very popular, thanks largely in part to the internet. It can be found on a number of sites that are dedicated entirely to Thai Stories, where millions of stories have been lovingly arranged and translated by those who love to tell them. Stories in any language is a joy to hear when you can hear the voice of the creator, the artist behind it.
Fiction Thai Writing is also widely available through online mediums. An increasing number of authors are making their works available to readers online. It has the added advantage of being cheaper, not requiring you to leave your home and of course having access to all the tools of modern publishing. Of course this also makes it much easier to get feedback from your readers.
Fiction Thai Writing is gaining popularity with the Thais themselves. With the spread of information technology and the internet, more Thais are logging onto sites to get acquainted with their friends and family in other parts of the world. Stories are easily shared and downloaded from such sites. There is no need for translation, unless you wish to have a completely accurate Thai translation.
Stories in any language are a great way of developing relationships. It can be a chance for you to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. The stories can be anything you like, ranging from fairy tales, to novels, to biographies. If you are not too sure about how to start, you can take help from established Thai writers who are willing to mentor you. This way you can work on your story in your own time and budget and ensure you give your best.
Once you have decided what story or genre you want to write, you should find out if there are any competitions that you can enter. There are several monthly or weekly newspapers that publish original creative stories. You might also like to consider joining one of the many online writing communities that you will find on the internet. Some of these include the Thailand Writing Center, Idea City, and Storybook Hall. If you belong to any of these associations, you will find it easier to publish your work.
Finally, writing is best done when you are inspired by something. If you need a break, why not try visiting a local tourist spot and watch the locals perform some traditional acts. They may inspire you to come up with a story. Alternatively, you could visit the Wat Arun, a famous Buddhist temple located at a distance away from your house. Just spending time there will surely be a strong craving for more writing.
Remember, writing does not necessarily have to be done in English. Most writers simply translate their work to English so that they can easily be read on various devices including laptops, pocket computers and even hand held telephones. There are a lot of books available in English on the market that will make your work more readable to native speakers of the language. You could go for a simple reference book such as The Modern Standard Bible or the New Testament.
You could also look into taking a writing course or workshop. Such seminars or workshops are offered at local colleges and universities. You might want to check out the ones being offered in Bangkok at the weekend. Some are just simple seminars where you get to meet other writers. Others are more advanced workshops that cover a wide variety of topics related to writing. There are also workshops for aspiring authors that you can join.
Fiction Thai is a great way to introduce readers to the wonderful world of Thai literature. Given its popularity, you shouldn’t have too much trouble selling your first novel. So, why not give it a go.