I’m Yi Shun Lai (say “yeeshun” for my first name). Sign up for my monthly newsletter (things I read, where I’m appearing, and other goodies) here.

I’m a writer and editor, and have been for the entirety of my professional life. I’m a co-owner and editor of the Tahoma Literary Review and the author of Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu. I write, teach, and speak regularly on communication across the board, from business to literature. More specifically:


Click here to learn more about my debut novel and some other projects.

Click here to learn how I help people to become better writers. If you’re a budding author, an executive who wants to better communicate your ideas to your staff, or just want to learn to express yourself clearly and concisely, I can help, with packages tailored to you.

Click here to read about how I can help you to tell the world what you’re about. I’ve helped many companies–and the people behind them–to make the best of their brands. I’m a marketing and advertising buff, and my interest works to your advantage, from printed materials to social media.

My LinkedIn profile has a lot more information, or use the information below to find me.

On this site, you’ll find some photos and some thoughts and updates on the stuff I’m working on, and even some stuff that I just plain like. Have a good time here. And stop by any time.

Find me in real life: yishun[@]thegooddirt.org

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