Written By

This month’s issue of Oi Vietnam represents the first time the magazine has examined the literary sphere. Foreigners living in Vietnam are often mystified by local writing culture – there are almost no well-known Vietnamese writers who have found fame overseas. One of our writing bureau’s intentions is to bring more literature across the language … More Written By

The Art of Biography

When my father passed away in 2010, he was about halfway through writing a memoir. I found the fragments on his old, failing PC hard drive, which miraculously survived just long enough for me to copy the files before it too blinked out of existence. Ironically, the documents concerned his attempts to deal with the … More The Art of Biography

4 sucky things about this $19 piece of junk that make it AMAZING for writing

Technology has made a lot of things about writing easier. You can save little scraps of information in Evernote, write and edit with ease, and you don’t have to go to the library to do research. But, technology hasn’t made it any easier to concentrate, and actually write. This doesn’t need explanation. Twitter. Facebook. ’nuff … More 4 sucky things about this $19 piece of junk that make it AMAZING for writing

How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

We’re entering a new world of storytelling, in which digital exists as an experience; a visceral exploration of a story outside of a print book. The idea that print books exist at the top of a storytelling hierarchy, with video games, web series, YouTubers, podcasts, zines and interactive apps beneath them, is archaic and regressive: … More How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

You Don’t Know Jack

For some time now, Metro Writers have been working on a full-length biography of Chef Jack Lee, Saigon’s own celebrity chef to the stars. I first interviewed Jack Lee for the December 2014 issue of Oi Vietnam magazine. He was highly engaging, amusing, and had a great story. As we were searching for a suitable … More You Don’t Know Jack

How Metro Writers Works

As a company specialising in book-length projects for premium clients, we take a systematic and creative approach in making sure our books are written well, written quickly, and express exactly what you have in mind. Preparing a book is no small task, and it can be an overwhelming project if you don’t know what you’re … More How Metro Writers Works

Beyond the Grave

If you’ve ever thought about the future, you may wonder what things will be like after you’ve gone and whether or not you’ll be remembered. Perhaps you’ve led an ordinary life, or perhaps you’ve achieved extraordinary things—but regardless of how you’ve lived, one thing’s for certain: almost everything you’ve lived for will one day be … More Beyond the Grave