Materi 3

Materi 3
Oleh: Hikaru
8 Maret 2015

Editing Naskah dan Novel

Bedakan antara menulis dan mengedit.
Saat menulis, tulislah terus menerus, tidak perlu sekali-kali dilihat dan diedit. Bila mentok? Itu berarti kurang bahan untuk tulisannya.
Setelah selesai menulis, barulah tempatkan diri sebagai editor galak. Dua hal yang perlu di edit adalah EYD dan konten.

Ketika kita tidak suka dengan tulisan kita, pembaca juga akan sulit suka.

Kenapa harus menulis?
1. Self Teraphi, menulis dapat menjadi terapi untuk diri kita sendiri.
2. Perang media, dengan menulis di media, kita bisa mengimbangi hal-hal yang tidak baik di dunia maya.
3. Amal jariyah, tulisan kita juga bisa menjadi amal jariyah bila yang kita tulis adalah kebaikan yang kemudian diikuti oleh orang banya. Sebuah buku bisa mengubah hidup, bahkan dunia.

Kalau mau sukses, kita harus melewati 10.000 jam latihan (+ 5 tahun), dalam bidang apapun.

Tantangan bagi penulis pemula:
1. Tidak ada ide
2. Tidak selesai sampai akhir
3. Sebentar-sebentar diedit
4. Tidak mood
5. Tidak PD (karena membandingkan dengan orang lain. PD lah, karena ini gaya kita)

Tips menulis novel:
– Hindari tokoh yang terlalu sempurna
– Kembangkan latar, tapi jangan terlalu banyak. Bila 2 halaman hanya berisi latar, pembaca akan bosan
– Tulislah proporsional antara paragraf dan dialog, terlalu banyak paragraf, mata cepat lelah, namun terlalu banyak dialog pun jadi seperti drama.

TUGAS: Buat Draft Novel (Kerangka Novel).

EF#13 – sports

Sports? Well, I am not dislike sports, but I just have no time enough to do that. *sok sibuk* 😛

When I was a student, I always waiting for gym class. I like to do any kind of sports such as a badminton, a volleyball, a basketball, a baseball, even a football. I’m not expert in that sports, but I’m glad to be out of the classroom, breathe the fresh air, and no need to think. Yeah, I do sports to refresh my body and mind. It’s healing my stress too. 😀

Now, I almost never do sports. There is no time and no friends. But, if I have a friend to do it together, I would like to do My Prophet’s sports. They are:

1. Swimming
As I recall, I have plunge into a swimming pool only three times in a lifetime. The first time is when I was a student of SMA. My friends threw me into a swimming pool. I can’t swim so that I almost drowned at that time. But then my friend helped me and took me out of the pool. After that, I want to be able to swim. Last year, the second time I plunge into a water. My friend teached me how to swim. It’s fun but my body ached at night. The last time I jumped into water is last week in Pondok Indah Swimming Pool. Later, I would like to do this sport routine.

2. Archery
Unfortunately, I have never do this sport even once. I really want to try it but it costs too much for me. 😐

3. Horse Riding
I’ve ever rode once on family gathering from my office. I rode a horse in D’Ranch, Bandung. First, I feel embarrassed because almost no adults who rode horses there. But then, I don’t care. I do not want to lose the opportunity to riding. I want to feel “how is riding” even once. And how it feels? Horrible !!! Haha … I’m afraid of falling, but I still want to do it again. 🙂

EF#12 – Debbie’s Lover

I smiled when I read the theme of this week EF challenge. One thing that occurred to me is about Debbie. Debbie is a nickname that I gave for the bus that drive me to the office.

Actually, I have been discussing about this unique bus in this post. And I don’t want to tell about “how is it” again, but I will tell you about “what kind of relationship between Debbie and I”. LoL.

When I was a student at Senior High School, I always ride Debbie at least once a month. It’s because my board is in Pupan street (South Jakarta). So, if I want to go home, I had to ride this bus. But, at that time, there is so many bad moments with Debbie. That’s why I hate it very much and when I was graduated from SMA, I said it in my heart “I don’t want to ride this bus again”.

And then, after 5 years, I got a job in Radio Dalam, South Jakarta (now, my office have been moved to Lebak Bulus, across to Lebak Bulus Terminal). It’s mean that I have to ride Debbie again. And you know what? I was stolen in Debbie on the first day of work. Huhuhu… OMG.

But, that’s all the past. Now, you won’t believe that I have a special relationship with Debbie. I can’t explain too much in English, but what I want to say is “there’s a lot of amazing stories”. Since I ride this bus in every work day, I became familiar with its habit and characteristic, with the Debbie’s crew, the regular passengers and even a plat number in every bus. Yes, even a plat number. And guess what? I have a phone number of a few drivers and condecturs too. *grins* Sometimes, it’s help me when Debbie start to “PHP-in” me. Yeah, sometimes, I should be waiting Debbie for almost one hour in the morning because there is only 8-10 cars in a day.

After all, although there is so many weakness in Debbie, now I love it. I love it since 4 years ago and still love it. I love its colour, its characteristic, its habit, but please highlight it: I do not love the crews too. Well, I just feel happy to be friends with them, but not love.

Ah yes, I have to warn you something. Some Debbie’s drivers have a skill to tease you, and yeah, I admit that they are indeed handsome. Haha…

I have a new Debbie’s picture. I took it last Friday. This is my favourite one. “53” serial number. And the driver is my favourite one too. He is one of some drivers that I mentioned earlier. Oh, but I’m sorry, I didn’t take the driver’s picture too. It could be a gossip in Debbie’s world if I ask for his pic. 😛


EF post week 12. Theme: Your Means of Transport