Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How does getting rewarded through sharing sounds like to you? Join #phchurpchurp today and bring more friends to the community!

How does getting rewarded through sharing sounds like to you? Join #phchurpchurp today and bring more friends to the community!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Precious Pages Corporation Summer Writing Workshop Aftermath

      Not a single word in the dictionary can describe how I exactly felt on this event. The Precious Pages Corporation Summer Writing Workshop really moved me. The speakers are very helpful and patient in sharing everything a romance novelist should know. 
Ms. Edith Garcia

Mr. Boots Pastor
     I will not disclose here the reading materials shared to us during the workshop to show my genuine appreciation and respect to all of the organizers. You have to attend the next workshop (next year) to have your own copy of the slides. I took pictures of the slides and jotted in my notebook pointers shared by the speakers: Ms. Edith and Mr. Boots. You can get reading materials from other sources. Search the web or drop by the nearest bookstore and you'll surely get a book suitable for your need. But I assure you that you won't get the same experience as we workshop participants did.

     So just allow me to share the experience and as you go along I hope that next year, you will be inspired to attend the event. The two-day workshop started with the registration where we paid P400, signed the attendance sheet and were given a name tag. When we were settled, we started with a prayer and shortly introduced ourselves. I initially felt awkward and a bit old with that part. It served me well though, I somehow felt glad being around different people. Ms. Edith discussed more about romance, the heart of the romance writer, understanding romance novels. Mr. Boots shared more on the technical aspect of the job as a romance writer. He spoke with thorough experience in film and television and opened our eyes to the world of novel writing in a wider view. He has given depth in our understanding of romance novels. 
Mr. Segundo Matias Jr.
     Mr. Matias was hilarious, we went laughing almost non-stop. His topic was about Ethics of a Writer (for Precious Pages). The tips and rules he shared though, should be kept in mind by a writer working in wherever publishing company.

     On the 2nd day, afternoon part of the workshop was graced by Ms. Angel Bautista.  She shared her journey in becoming a PHR writer. She leaded a Q&A portion and answered each question with much gusto. She is so candid in sharing her experiences. It has been very inspiring listening to her. She ended her talk with book signing and picture taking session.

L-R: me, Ms. Angel and Ma'am Ging

Book Signing

L-R: My good friend Janette and Ms. Angel
     We were not yet awarded with certificates. We have to accomplish a manuscript and be able to submit on or before October. Meeting this requirement will allow us to join their Christmas party and be awarded with a certificate of participation of the held workshop. I do look forward to the chance of accomplishing a manuscript. It must be great to party and mingle with real writers. I am crossing my fingers that I can submit an acceptable manuscript. To all of the participants, good luck to all of us.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Summer Writing Workshop

     I received this text message this afternoon. I'm attending the PHR Summer Writing Workshop! I'm so glad my friend and I made it. To all of the other applicants who passed the screening, congratulations and see you on May 11 and 12.