About writing and me:

  1. I’m a published author (only three short stories under the nom de plume “Pinky” back in 2006–2007). FTR, I don’t think this is something to be proud of! Of course it’s going to be easier to get published in Indonesia where the standards are lower, it’s not a big deal at all).
  2. Was really into journalism about age 15–19 (also helped run the school magazine, contributed to Kompas Muda—it was my first paying job, and contributed at focus discussion groups/roundtables for teen magazines) until I became disillusioned. “Almost Famous” (2000) is the coming-of-age film of my life.
  3. I also do a little ghostwriting on the side (only accept ghostwriting gigs in Indonesian).

Not very prolific, am I? LOL. I prefer to have nothing published under my own name when I have no fresh ideas of my own than have to “brainstorm” (but we all need to survive and make a living, so I do ghostwrite).




I also run a linguistics and writing blog on Tumblr: @Djojowasito (because it’s a meaningful name).

“Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway. Lay me down in sheets of linen, you had a busy day today.” —Almost Famous (Tiny Dancer by Elton John)