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Genre

  When we say genre, the first thing that comes into our minds is category. True, genres are categories of literary compositions. Each genre is determined by technique, tone, content, and even length. The criteria used to divide literary works into genres are not consistent. It changes constantly and it’s even a subject for debate Read more about Genre[…]

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die. - Isaac Asimov

What Is Writing?

The dictionary defines writing as a way you use words to express your ideas or opinions on paper. It is the most popular and prevalent method of creating connections among people. It also serves as the flexible foundation for almost every type of communications media. Print, video, audio, speech, and interactive online media all begin Read more about What Is Writing?[…]

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DEAR IN SETS

The title of this article, DEAR IN SETS, may mean nothing to us. Actually, that’s an acronym I used to remember the different fiction writing modes or forms of expression. Just like essay writing, it has EDNA. No, not a woman but an acronym for its main writing modes: Exposition, Description, Narration, and Argumentation. However, Read more about DEAR IN SETS[…]

Writing Prompt #1

Ever since I subscribed to Writer’s Digest, I keep a file of my favorite writing prompts. Writing prompts are sentences or situations you could use to help you start writing. These prompts help you overcome writer’s block and for me, a breeding ground of story ideas. Below is one of the exercises I wrote using Read more about Writing Prompt #1[…]

The 8 Basic Stories In Which Other Stories Are Based Upon

Sometime after attending a screenplay writing workshop during the late nineties, I bought the book Teach Yourself Screenwriting by Raymond G. Frensham. And somewhere in the first part of that book, it mentioned about the eight basic stories. It is said that there are only eight stories in the world in which other stories — be it film, Read more about The 8 Basic Stories In Which Other Stories Are Based Upon[…]

Quote from Jaron Lanier

6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Website

One of the characteristics of being a freelance writer is the freedom to write for anyone. Having one’s byline on different websites fills your heart with a sense of accomplishment. However, when it comes to getting new clients, this method spreads your brand thin. They see you all over the place without a permanent identity. Read more about 6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Website[…]

Quote from Louis L'Amour

Idea Is Not Just a 4-Letter Word

Have you ever thought how authors come up with their ideas for their novels? You may have browsed writing books and magazines and have been told that an idea comes from an endless list of sources. But how do authors come up with a novel from an idea? In this article, let us see how Read more about Idea Is Not Just a 4-Letter Word[…]

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Why I Keep On Throwing Out Stuffs

Lester, a scavenger boy who frequents our house, came to pick up trash and pieces of junk. I was cleaning the bathroom when I heard my husband talk to him. So I went out and instructed Volts to get rid of the two sacks full of old plastic containers, bottles, and other stuff worth getting Read more about Why I Keep On Throwing Out Stuffs[…]

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Tuhog

In Filipino, the word tuhog means to fasten in a skewer. However, in fiction, it means to put and connect things to form a complete whole. I remember two Filipino films both entitled Tuhog. One made by Jeffrey Jeturian and stars Ina Raymundo. I had the chance to see this film on a special advanced screening Read more about Tuhog[…]

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Reactionary Solution to Keep Up With the Trend

Proponents of the human capital theory, Harbison and Myer, stated that “human beings are the active agents who carry forward national development.” So the keywords here are “human beings”, “human resource”, or “human capital”. Thinking about it now, our country survived financial crises during the ‘80s and ‘90s because of the proliferation of the OCWs Read more about Reactionary Solution to Keep Up With the Trend[…]

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