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The Pitch

During my screenwriting workshop days, we spent a lot of time writing down a one-sentence story pitch on the board. Then our mentor, Nestor U. Torre, would comment if the pitch will sustain a film story or not. A pitch…

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…

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…

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…