Friday, January 27, 2006

writer books

Years before there was no resource book for new writers. If you wanted to be a creative writer, you had to buy imported books, attend seminars of writing professionals/teachers or enroll at a college. There were only books with foreign writers who write about the business and craft of writing with rules that applies to their country. They are quite expensive, mind you. But if you really want a book, you might be able to find one at your local bookshop or neighborhood garage sale. Less the price of a new copy and used twice over. Well, beggars can't be choosers you know...

Apparently, a pinoy writer saw a need and printed out a book last year on the business and craft of writing in the Philippines. I'm sorry to say that I forgot the title of the book. It didn't make an impact on me because although it was written by a pinoy, the concepts are still american. Even the business section of writing was too small to be significant for any freelance writer, which is why I think it wasn't much of a success.

We still have so much to do to progress the plight of newbie writers and to push Philippine Literature to the global market.

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