From the Filipino Readers blog: We all started reading somewhere, and more often than not, we were influenced by someone. Who got you into reading? Your parents? A friend? A librarian? One teacher who always lends out his/her books? How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit / fueling your book addiction? There […]

I’ve never taken writing seriously. It was always something “on the side” so all the opportunities that opened up this year are overwhelming. One of them is an article I submitted to a publisher looking for “Life Lessons From Teachers”. Of course I was thrilled when it was selected but, most of all, it makes me […]

Was invited by author Mina V. Esguerra to share my experiences on marketing my ebook. Learned so much from the other sharers—Chinggay Labrador (Popped 1,2, 3), Tina Matanguihan (blogger and book club moderator) and Justine Camacho (Artemis Lets Go).

I recently bought a touchscreen Android smartphone. I wanted to do some writing-on-the-go and this seemed like the best option for my needs. I chose this over an iPad and iPhone for a couple of reasons. Mac products are selfish. You can only use them within the Apple environment. (Yes I know there are a […]

Renowned Filipina author and indie publishing advocate Mina V. Esguerra asked me to talk about my first ebook. Truth be told, I’m not so fond of my initial attempt which I affectionally call an “experiment”. Sure I could string some sentences together and come up with something cohesive and logically sound but let’s get it […]

Here are a few tips to get those creative juices flowing again.

Movies about writing or being an author have always served as an inspiration to anyone who uses the proverbial “pen” to express himself. Here are a few flicks for writers. Finding Forrester Renowned author William Forrester (Sean Connery), famous for having written one bestselling book Avalon Landing, meets a talented high school student from the […]

I discovered Michael Crichton through his movies and television shows, not his books. Producer, director, writer, author—this man’s body of work is impressive as it crosses over various media platforms.

Edith Joaquin is the pen-name of Georgette Gonzales. She writes romance novels in Filipino and has a total of 16 books in publication with 11 yet to be released under Bookware Publishing Inc. You can find out more about Edith in her Facebook page. 1. You mostly write love stories. Where do you get your […]

If you’ve been accustomed to using Microsoft Word or a word program with all those menus and buttons, then you will love using distraction-free applications. It allows you to simply focus on what you’re writing minus the clutter.