Gustave Flaubert quote

Read and Discover 6 Benefits

If I ask you when was the last time you read a book, chances are you’ll answer last weekend, at the least, or a month or a year ago, at the most. But if I ask you when was the last time you read something online (a tweet or a Facebook update), you’ll probably answer Read more about Read and Discover 6 Benefits[…]

Bernard Malamud quote on writing

5 Ways to Turn Your Writing Into Cash

Want to earn cash just writing? Yes, you can earn cash from a poem in your notebook. You can be paid by posting a comment on social media. Instead of writing a fan fiction on some fan fic site, why not turn them into cash? Many of us love writing but can’t imagine turning this talent Read more about 5 Ways to Turn Your Writing Into Cash[…]

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Debunking Remote Work Myths & Misconceptions (Plus its Pros & Cons)

After almost 7 years, I left the BPO industry in 2012 to try my luck in remote work. Working from home at that time was starting to gain ground. Who wouldn’t love to work from home? With the kind of traffic in Metro Manila, the long commute under the tropical weather is already a challenge. Read more about Debunking Remote Work Myths & Misconceptions (Plus its Pros & Cons)[…]

grammar quote

Common Grammar & Writing Mistakes Even College Graduates (and Authors) Commit

As a writer, I’ve been keen in observing correct spelling and usage of the English language, or even Filipino for that matter. Not only it shows how educated a person is, but also how someone respects the language or dialect. However, even educated men and women, those who have earned college degrees commit mistakes on Read more about Common Grammar & Writing Mistakes Even College Graduates (and Authors) Commit[…]

Seth Godin quote

Article vs. Blog – The Very Thin Line Between Them

How are you going to define an article or a blog without differentiating the two? A few years ago, the distinction between them were clear. It was so clear back then that we could list the differences down and arrange them in a table. Nowadays, there exist a very thin line between an article and Read more about Article vs. Blog – The Very Thin Line Between Them[…]

How Much Will You Charge?

You might have read the quote above by American comedian and writer Robert Benchley. How much should a freelance writer charge is one of the frequent questions asked among writers. A freelance writer can charge whatever he or she wants as long as it makes sense for him or her, for the client, and for the Read more about How Much Will You Charge?[…]

quote on fair use

How Much is Fair in Fair Use?

Before I get into my topic on fair use and copyright, let me tell you a story. Just before my second trimester in a school I was in, a department head told me that I’ll be teaching a new subject. I thought I heard him right so I said, “Oh, copywriting. Okay, I’m in.” Weeks Read more about How Much is Fair in Fair Use?[…]

H.P. Lovecraft quote

7 Ways of Suspense

Readers should keep turning the pages and will not put the book down. That’s what novelists have to create: novels that are natural page-turners that critics will rave. Writing a novel requires constant forward movement to get the readers excited to move on the next page. In order to sustain that forward movement, writers need Read more about 7 Ways of Suspense[…]

My 10 Must Have Apps

I treat my writing job as a career and business. So to stay on top of the league, I should have productivity apps in my “tool box”. But for most freelancers, one deciding factor is if it’s free. The apps I mentioned here are free and web-based. Yes, you read it right, F-R-E-E. Although most of Read more about My 10 Must Have Apps[…]

quote from Sylvia Plath

Don’t Be A Victim Of This Writing Myth

 Once upon a time, we believed that writers get a stroke of inspiration from the muses. They sit down and pour out their emotions and transform them into words on paper. It was the stroke a an Inspired Genius. But like the muses, those writers were just myths. Writing doesn’t work that way. And if Read more about Don’t Be A Victim Of This Writing Myth[…]

Doris Lessing quote

The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments

When it comes to creative writing, no commandments are carved in stone. Any writer can bend, twist, stretch, crush, or shred any of the rules of writing that has been handed down by mentors and known authors we all want to become. However, there are still “laws” that are common among all writers that to Read more about The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments[…]

book episodes

When They Say That Your Writing is Episodic

After winning Honorable Mention in a screenplay writing contest, I lent my screenplay manuscript to a  co-worker for her to read. When she returned to me the manuscript, she said, “…the story is good, but it’s episodic…” Hearing the word “episodic”, I immediately agreed because in my thoughts the story was also based in some Read more about When They Say That Your Writing is Episodic[…]

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