THE PLOT, TITLE and aesthetics all make a novel. To some authors, the writing comes easier than sketching out the storyline, this often requires research that may or may not span years. In fact, J.K. Rowling dedicated half a decade to planning the plots and refining the Harry Potter characters before she even put pen to paper.
The same holds true for author William Tham when he started on his second novel The Last Days, which sees 1981 as the starting point. Dr. Mahathir had just come into power, and Malaysia was prime to take the plunge into widespread capitalism and ...
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