Complete Works of mwsasse

Here is a detailed list of all my works which have either been published or produced for the stage. (Year indicates year published or produced)

2016 (so far)

  • Duet Collection “Theatrical Duets” (paperback)
  • Novel “Which Half David” (releasing August 2016)
  • Play – Experimental Theatre – “How to Build a Dictator” (Sept 2016)
  • Drama – “Tales of Wonder II: Another RLT Christmas”
  • Novel “A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far” (TBD)
  • Short Play “Safe Spaces”

 

2015

  • Novel “A Love Story for a Nation”
  • Musical Play “A Tad of Trouble 2015”
  • Play “The Secrets of the Magic Pool”
  • Drama “Tales of Wonder: A RLT Christmas” – collection of short Christmas plays (“Tales of Wonder: A Drama Medley”, “Christmas in the Trenches, 1914”, “Season’s Greetings”, “Jolly Old St. Hick”, “The Christmas Spies”, “Tree Talk”, “The Christmas Banquet”, “A Vigil for a Starry Night”, “The Last Shepherd”)

2014

  • Musical Play “Boardwalk Melody” (collaborative work)
  • Novel “The Reach of the Banyan Tree”
  • Short Story “If Love is a Crime: A Christmas Story”
  • Drama “For All Generations” – collection of short plays (“A Woman at War: A KindleCover-IfLoveIsACrimeMusical”*, “A Pinch of Fate, A Shot of Destiny”***, “A Minute Problem at the World’s Last Clock Shop”, “God’s One Question”, “Revenge of the Grandparents”, “More Heart, Less Attack”, “If Love is a Crime”, “What was it Like?”, “The Last Princess”, “The Will”
  • *Short-listed & produced at 2014 Short & Sweet Musical Kuala Lumpur – featured at Gala Night
  • ***Best Script Award Winner – 2014 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Penang – Also shortlisted and chosen for production in Top 80 at 2015 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney, Australia
  • Short Play “A Writer’s Satire”
  • Short Play “Words to Say at the End of the World”
  • Short Play “GeneRations”

2013

  • Play “Grandparents’ War” (collaborative work)grandparents war promo 1
  • Novel “The Recluse Storyteller”
  • Drama “Captured in Time & Space”* – collection of short plays (“Captured in Time & Space: A Mini-Musical”, “Black & White: A Rhythmic Dance”, “The Giant Squid that Ate Georgetown”, “The Loudest Child in Church”, “No in Spite of Itself”***, “Skydiver”, “I Once was Blind”, “Light a Candle”, “Jerome: the Malevolent God-King”
  • ***Best Script Award Winner – 2013 Short & Sweet Festival Penang, Malaysia
  • *Short-listed & Produced at 2013 Short & Sweet Musical Festival Kuala Lumpur
  • “Almighty Might” (short play) short-listed & produced at 2013 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Kuala Lumpur – Awards: Best Director & Best Supporting Actor

2012

  • Play “Life with Stewart” (collaborative work)life-with-stewart-closeup.png
  • Novel “Beauty Rising” (debut indie novel)
  • Drama “Drive All Night” – collection of short plays (“Drive All Night”***, “jaggerjigjangle”, “Love Ruthless, Love Love”, “iDRIP”, “Disconnect: A Mini-Musical”, “Archer”, “Cow Sense”, “Take Me to Your Ruler II”
  • *** Award Winner – AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – 2012 Short & Sweet Festival Penang, Malaysia

 

2011

  • Play “Spy Blue” (collaborative work)Spy Blue novella 2front only
  • Novella “Spy Blue”
  • Play “Romans on the Couch”
  • Drama “The Road Less Traveled” – collection of short plays (“Almighty Might”, “Wisdom Builds a House, Folly Destroys It”, “A Traffic Jam on a Road Less Traveled”, “A Walk with Robert & Frost”, “Walk: A Mini-Musical”, “Tuti Fruitti”, “Take Me to Your Ruler”)

2010

  • Musical Play “Take Two: Who Controls Your Life” (collaborative work)

2009

  • Play (musical) “A Tad of Trouble” (collaborative work)

2008

  • Play “What I Wouldn’t Give for a Monkey Love Potion” (collaborative work)

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Do You Have Writing Goals?

There is no better proof of being a writer than writing, and writing, and writing some more. I’ve met a lot of people in my years who have indicated that they wanted to write a book, or they have ideas for a book, or they have written one book, or they have started a hundred books. All of those are good in and of themselves, but for me, being a writer means producing varied works over a long period of time. It’s a daily task whether or not any digital pages have been written. It’s an all-encompassing passion which you cannot escape, literally, ever single day of your life. Writers do not become writers on a whim or because they finally finished their manuscript from high school. Writing requires discipline but writers don’t need to be disciplined to write because it’s a natural out-flow of who they are.

It took me many years to call myself a writer. I’m an author because I’ve published five novels. I’m a playwright because I write plays and have them produced. All of that has made me a writer. I don’t dare attach other adjectives to that moniker. I don’t consider myself a good writer or a great writer or an average writer or a poor writer. I’m simply a writer. Adjectives get attached to writers by critics and readers. I can’t control which adjective a reader attaches to my name, I can only control what I type on my blank screen. That’s it.

So it’s best not to think in terms of whether something is good or bad or just plain silly. In my view, a writer should think in terms of goals, long-term and short-term, and work towards accomplishing those goals. If you do that and put everything you have into your creativity, you’re a success, regardless of the adjectives plopped in front of your name.

When I just started out pursuing writing as something more than a passing whim, I recall telling myself that I wanted to write a novel a year for seven years and then see where I am at that point.  Well, I’m happy to announce that today, during my afternoon writing session, I completed my seventh novel. Seven novels in seven years. This on top of a regular job, family, and a myriad of other writing projects I’ve taken up over the years. I’ve done what I’ve set out to do and that, in fact, feels good. But achieving this goal is not the end by any means. I can’t wait until I hit double digits in novels written. Where will it end? Could I hit 20 novels written by the end of the next 10 years?

Who knows?

You don’t have to meet every goal, but they help you determine if you are actually serious about this writing gig or not.

I am. I have goals which I’m never going to stop shooting for.

What are yours?

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