Thursday, October 23, 2014

Filipino Fridays (2): Have you ever wanted to write a book?

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And, we are on our second round... Already?
Have you ever wanted to write a book?  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 fulfill this dream? How was your journey from reader to writer? How did you go about getting your book out there?

As a reader, have you ever thought about writing a book?
Once, a very long time ago, I did imagine myself writing. I grew up with a neighbor who was a retired journalist from a local broadsheet. Part of his retirement agenda was to gather all the neighborhood kids and teach them the basics of writing. There was about 8-10 of us in different ages. We were asked to read any of our written produce anytime we come together, and then, our volunteer teacher would make some comments and encouragements. He even drilled us on spelling and vocabulary then. Eventually, there were 3 of us who joined a journalism class by our intermediate years and wrote for the school paper until secondary school.


What kind of books/stories do you want to write?
I've entertained the idea of writing an adventure. I guess that's where my love for reading a good adventure came from. Carol Shields said, “Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.” But I am blessed with finding the books I want to read. So why bother writing them, when I can easily just read them. LOL!

Although I've fully realized what I really wanted to pursue in life, I will always treasure my experience writing for a school circulation.

Hey, jump on the wagon! Visit the Filipino ReaderCon site and post your answers for the Filipino Friday meme. We love to read them!


6 comments :

  1. "So why bother writing them, when I can easily just read them."

    Exactly what I'm thinking a while ago. Hehe!

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  2. What your neighbor did was awesome! Even though not everyone ended up as a writer, the experience and skills that you learned from that were invaluable. Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Kat! He was a grouchy, no-nonsense kind of person; but he was loved. The interest he showed on us (kids) was indication enough that he cared. :)

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  3. LOL! Why bother indeed. Hahaha! That neighboorhood writing class sounded like it was awesome experience. And it's amazing that 8-10 kiddies had inclinations on becoming writers. :D

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  4. I owe that class my grades for every term paper I wrote in college. :)

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