From Scrapbooks To Blog & Storybooks: Seven Facts About Me As An Author




Eiyo everyone,

How's March treating you guys so far? I hope you guys are having a good month. In three days, I'll be a year older.  Yep, my birthday is on the 31st of March. Wow!!! It's so soon. So for today, I want to share another post about myself. Early this month, I already shared with you guys seven facts about me as an artist. Now, I'm going to share with you guys seven facts about me as an author.

Writing is one of my main hobbies besides drawing. Writing is my passion and heart. Like drawing, writing also allows me to express myself, share my imaginations and opinions with others. 

Ok, now let's not waste time. Here are the seven facts about me as an author.......


#1 I STARTED WRITING AT THE AGE OF 11

My travel scrapbook. This is how I begin writing.

I started my writing hobby at the age of 11. When I was 11 years old, I love to write about myself in my diary. That's how I learned to express myself. Besides writing about myself, I also love to write short stories and short articles.


#2 I STARTED WRITING IN SCRAPBOOKS

Places I Visited. One of the best scrapbooks I made with my mother.

Before I had my first diary, I love to write in scrapbooks. When I was a teenager, my mother and I love making scrapbooks together. Making and writing in scrapbooks used to be our favorite thing to do together. We made scrapbooks about ourselves, family, relatives, friends, cats, plushies, and even about our travels. Making and writing in scrapbooks is a fun activity. It is also one of the best ways to keep our memories. When I was 11 years old, I also created my own entertainment magazines. At that time, I was so influenced by Smash Hits, Top Of The Pop, TV Hits, LIME, etc. So make some scrapbooks that look like these magazines and write about my favorite celebrities in them.


#3 MY CREATIVE WRITING MENTOR IS PN. SRI DIAH

Pn. Sri Diah (left) and me. This picture was taken during one of Pn. Sri Diah's creative writing courses in Shah Alam, the year 2019.

Every author needs to have a mentor or a sifu. Syukur Alhamdulillah, I have mine. My creative writing mentor is Pn. Sri Diah. Pn. Sri Diah is one of Malaysia's top authors, novelists, and editors. I got to know her in 2014. At that time, I was doing my internship at Karangkraf (one of Malaysia's top publishing companies), and Pn. Sri Diah was the chief editor at the company. Pn. Sri Diah is a very intelligent, intellectual, open-minded author. I'm grateful that she's my mentor now. Besides Pn. Sri Diah, I'm also learning creative writing from Pn. Umie Nadzimah (one of Malaysia's top novelists), and Mr. Uthaya Sandkar (one of Malaysia's top authors).


#4 I LOVE TO WRITE IN MY JOURNAL

My Cleopatra journal. This journal was my last year's birthday present from my BFF, Maddie. I love it a lot.


Besides blogging and writing short stories, I also love to write in a journal. I have two journals. One, I used as a daily planner. And the other one, I used as a book to write about myself, my goals, my plans, affirmations, favorite quotes, what I learned in life, blog ideas, and stories.


#5 I ALREADY HAD THREE BOOKS PUBLISHED

One of my best achievements in life is having three books published. Syukur Alhamdulillah. I'm forever grateful for this.

As an author, I already had three books published last year - one solo book (Fadima Mooneira Book Of LTPE) and two collaboration books (Sahabat & Kari Ayam Cinta). I'm very grateful for the achievement. Syukur Alhamdulillah. I hope to publish more books this year. Insya'Allah. Aamiin.


#6 MY FOURTH BOOK IS COMING

A poster and teaser I made for Legasi Abah (my fourth book & third collaboration project). 

Early this year, I enrolled for another short storybook writing project with my mentor, Pn. Sri Diah. And Insya'Allah the book will be launched soon. The book is titled Legasi Abah.  Legasi Abah is a book of short stories about fathers. The book is good for light reading. The short stories I wrote are titled Basikal Kuning (Yellow Bicycle) & My Ayah, My Superhero. This is the only information I can tell you guys about Legasi Abah at the moment. I will be sharing more information and teasers on Legasi Abah on this blog, my Writer Instagram (@mughunghwa), Facebook page (Fadima Mooneira), and Twitter (@Mooneira). I will also open the queue to pre-order Legasi Abah soon on this blog and my socmed accounts. So make sure you follow me on this blog and my socmed accounts if you are interested in Legasi Abah. Pls don't miss out ^_^ 


#7 I DREAM & WISH TO BECOME A NOVELIST

My WIP aesthetic. A mood board I created for the novel I'm working on right now. 

In my WHEN MARKER-PEN MEETS PAPER: SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME AS AN ARTIST post, I already mentioned that I have a dream to become a children's storybook illustrator. That one is for my drawing passion. I have another ambition for my writing passion. For my writing passion, I dream and wish to become a novelist. I want to become a novelist for adult romance novels. I love reading romance novels. Reading romance novels inspires me to write my own romance stories. Right now, I'm working on my first novel. I already finished writing and self-editing my manuscript. I'm now looking for an editor, beta, and proofreader, and also a good publisher to work with. I'm currently doing my survey on it. I'm also thinking about whether I should go for traditional or self-publishing. Pls, pray for me and wish me luck on this one.



Ok, so these are the seven facts about me as an author. Besides drawing, writing is also close to my heart. Although I studied Fashion Design & Marketing back in university, I always dream to have a career in the creative writing industry instead of fashion. Working in the creative writing industry makes me happier than working in the fashion industry. Working in the creative writing industry also makes me more confident and be able to be myself. Plus, I always love books. Books are one of my favorite things. When I was a kid, my parents trained me to become an avid reader. They bought me loads of books from classic literature to modern literature. My passion for reading inspires me to write and draw my own stories. That's why I want to become a novelist for adult romance novels and an illustrator for children's storybooks. 

Ok, that's all for now. But before I end this post, I want to ask you guys three questions......

1) What is your main hobby?

2) Do you wish to make your main hobby a career or maybe make money out of it?

3) How far do you wish to take your main hobby?

Thank you for reading. Hope to see you guys again soon. Take care.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. First of all congratulations on what you have published and good luck with your fourth book and the other novel you're writing! You have a busy year ahead! I write too and really hope to make it a job one day, thank you for sharing x

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    1. Thank you for your wishes. I wish the same for you too in your writing career. All the best ok.

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  2. Wow, happy early birthday- that's exciting! I love this little insight into your writing and work, it's so great that you've already accomplished so much :)

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    1. Thank you for the advance birthday wish 💜💛

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  3. Three published books is such an achievement! Congrats on everything you've been able to do!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  4. Congratulations on everything that you have accomplished, including how far you have come with your novel. That's a dream that many people have but few actually follow through on. By sticking with it, you've already done the hardest part!
    As for my favourite hobbies, I have a couple. I love writing (I'm a blogger), I love music (I teach a music class and play with a variety of ensembles) and I have a love for outdoor travel with our dogs (my blogs are outdoor travel and pet related). So, each of my hobbies has also become a source of income lol

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    1. That's good, Britt. Keep up the good work. I’m doing the same as well. And working hard on it.

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  5. Wow you berguru dengan Pn Sri Diah ye?. Memang well known tu. Semoga impian you tertunai ye...muda lagi dah mula menulis.

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  6. I love writing too & I started writing at a young age starting with a diary & short stories! Now I'm working on writing a book & I hope to finish it one day.
    Your mentor sounds lovely & that's amazing you've published 3 books! & congratulations on your 4th book!

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    1. Thank you. You and I have the same dream. And we are working on the same thing - book. I wish you all the best.

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  7. Lovely read! I've also started writing at an early age. It's just something that finds you, don't you think? You've been participating in different competitions which is great! You seem to have lots of experience -- that's great. Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work.



    www.lifebeginsattwenty.com

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  8. Aw! WOW!! Advance happy birthday Fadima and how amazing that you've published 3 books! That is so motivating! I have so many hobbies so I can never pick but I do enjoy painting! Don't think I'll ever make it into a career though. Thank you for sharing xx

    Lynn | www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wish and compliment. Loads of ❤️❤️❤️

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  9. This was such an interesting read, I also have dreams to become an author so congrats on getting published.

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    1. Thank you. I pray that you will become a book author someday.

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  10. What a great post! I always found scrapbooking to be so interesting, and I can definitely see how it can help you practice writing x

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    1. Yes, it's one of the best way to practice writing besides blogging and journaling. It's also I e of the best way to keep memories.

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  11. Congratulations on the 3 books published!

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  12. My main hobby would be dancing. And I was a dancer and choreographer during my uni years. I still have that passion now but converting it into dancing in the gym for health hehe

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    1. Thanx good, Rawlins. Kak Gee pernah cerita yg you pandai menari dulu. Hehehe.

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  13. Sis dulu kecik-kecik sampai ke besar memang suka menulis, tapi tak fikir nak buat blog masa tu.. bila dah nak masuk tua laa baru kenal kawan, dan mula buat blog.. tahniah buatmu Fadima..

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    1. Hehehe......sama Lah kita. Kita Dah lama buat blog. Tapi skrang baru pandai nak bernetworking.

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  14. My hobby has changed every time I have move into the new phases in life. From high school to university, from university to work life, yeah, now hobby has changed to Travel. Yeah, hopefully soon we can travel and trying to make money and benefits out of it.. many ways we can do it right..

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    1. Yes, travel is a good hobby. You can learn a lot of things from traveling. Perhaps, you can write a travelogue book in the future. Or maybe a book about travel like the lonely plannet.

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  15. Btw, Congratulation for the 4th book in progress.. All the best ya!

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  16. Start age 11 wahhh. Bagusnya. Memang ada bakat dalam menulis. Moga terus sukses

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  17. Was great to learn more about you as a writer and having 3 books published already is amazing! x

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    1. Tq. Now I want to learn from you on how to create a freebie library.

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  18. Cutenya scrapbooks tu. teringat zaman sekolah dulu dulu. Suka buat scrapbook.Berbakat besar betul dah ada 3 published book :)

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  19. Congratulations on your upcoming forth book release, I had no idea you'd published so many books

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    1. Thanx. It’s ok. I’m not into bragging about it. Humble is one of the most important keys to success 😉😉😉

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  20. Tahniah, kak pun author utk novel & buku kanak2 dgn DBP

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    1. That's awesome, sis. I wanna be like you too. Pls pray for me.

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  21. its really good and nice to see your diary. im soo jealous. go you! inspired!

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  22. Great post, congratulations on your publications and happy birthday in advance! Reading has always been my main hobby, but I'd love to write someday too!

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wish and compliments. I wish you all the best in whatever you’ll do.

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  23. It's obvious you're a very creative person, and so inspiring to see! Congratulations on your book release too. Wishing you all the best!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Thanx. You are an inspiring and creative person too. And I learned a lot from you. So pls keep up the good work.

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  24. I really enjoying reading more about you. Its great that you found your love of writing so young. I hope you have a lovely birthday.

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    1. Yes, I did had a lovely celebration with my family yesterday. Tq.

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  25. Ah, that's so lovely that you kept all your diaries and journals (love the Cleopatra cover). Happy birthday for today, hope you're having a wonderful time - and my hobby is gardening, but no, I don't want to make it my business! :)

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wish.

      Gardening is a good hobby. Btw, I like it that you take us to your garden tour every month. Your garden is beautiful.

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  26. Love reading more about you! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. Oooh I love your travel scrapbook, it is gorgeous & I bet it has amazing memories for you!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  28. Girl, you are so talented!!! I wish you all the best and I am sure, that you will reach what you want! Happy birthday to you too! I am also a March girl and that's why we both are so creative! I also love writing and drawing... and to publish my own book is one of my dreams ♥

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    1. Auwww......we have loads of things in common. Thank you for all your compliments and wishes. All the best to you too 😘💋❤️💜💛

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  29. WOW saya sangat kagum yer kerana pada usia 11 tahun dah start menulis dah ada diari sendiri tu saya masa usia ni tak tahu apa buat entah hehehe bagus lah sebab itu you sangat kreatif dan inovatif orangnya...

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  30. Great information about writing! If you ever need any help with proofreading, editing or research check out DigitalEssay. They are a great resource for personal, educational or business writing needs. The website is DigitalEssay.net 

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