Yearly Challenge: NaNoWriMo

October has just started but writers all across the world are now gearing up for the yearly NaNoWriMo challenge: Write a complete novel of 50,000 words or more in 30 days (or less). Last year, I had the good fortune of winning the damn thing, and by winning, I mean that I reached the 50,000 […]

Filipino Fridays 2014 #2: Author Aspirations

On to week two! The countdown to the Filipino Reader Con 2014: Readers Turned Writers continues. This week, they ask this question: As a reader, have you ever thought about writing a book? What kind of books/stories do you want to write? Or are you now a published author, and what compelled you to go […]

Writers in Talks 2012

Writers in Talks or W.I.T. is a day for both readers and writers to come together and talk about books and the writing process. It is hosted by Philippine publisher Visprint, and is already on its second year. The whole day affair was held at the Alphaland Towers in Magallanes, along EDSA. As early as […]

Note this

I have a fondness for stationery. Notebooks, pencils, pens, even ordinary pad paper. Often I find myself wandering to the bookstore and after I looked at books, I’ll go browse the stationery section. Chances are I’d end up buying a pen, or a notebook… or both. I have more notebooks than I care to count. […]

Writing spree

I’ve been trying to figure out how to write the blog posts I’ve been wanting to write. Years ago, when I first started blogging, it was never a problem for me what to write. What I needed to learn then was when to stop writing. A few years later, from blogging three times a day, […]

Jot them down

I love notebooks and journals. One of the places I can’t resist going to is this section of any bookstore. Sometimes I buy them with the intention of filling them up with ideas and thoughts, although half the time, they end up sitting in my shelf, gathering dust. I’ve been doing it for so long […]

Write stuff

I’ve started two part time writing jobs over the last few weeks. The first one is at oDesk, where I post comments in a gardening forum. It’s fairly easy and pretty fun work. I’m no gardener or farmer but I’ve got my fair share of that from my elementary and high school days in our […]