Writer's Welfare


by poetic_angel ( | | | | | | | | | | | | | | )

I am a filipino writer, and I have walked astray from my calling since from when I was in high school. Writing is my calling, and when the chance was given for me to respond to this calling and take the road which will take me to it came, I squandered the chance. I did not respond to this calling, and trudged the road that led me so far away from it. Because of this, my soul was lost, and I became a zombie. I was breathing but not alive. I walked astray from the very thing that makes my heart beat, and so in very endeavor that I did, I failed. I became nothing, and was almost non-existent, till I came to decide to take back the chance I squandered, go back to where this death of mine started, find my soul, and follow the road to where the reason my heart beats.

Filipinos are hopeless... But not me!

by Fur Elise Da Mirage ( | | | | )

Wrapping it up....

Unemployed people feel useless and inferior

Unemployed people are prone to depression

Unemployed people love to complain and whine

Unemployed people are lonely and talks too much

Unemployed people ask for advice but would not heed them because they don't want responsibilities.

With the realization of their laziness, they wallow in self-pity and cuss
the world around them, blaming every little flaw in their family, their
friends, their jobs and the government.

Philippines is packed with unemployed people with such nature. That's why while
95% (I'm exaggerating) of the people here flame at each other like the beasts

BALIW NA PAG-IBIG (By Manger Areted)

by german detera ( | | | | )


by zaccheus ( | | | | | )

What is love?? Yan isang tanong sa slum book !! Masasabi ko ang tunay na kahulugan ng Pag-ibig ay nasa Corinto 13.. Everything na uri ng pag-ibig na nararamdaman natin nakaangla pa rin sa mga verse ng bible na ito. Definitely kahit anong mga dumating sa atin mga kagalakan at kalungkutan basta alam natin na kung gaanong pagmamahal na binibigay sa atin ni Lord Jesus Christ.Ok na ok na tayo..

Happy Valentines mga bro at sis!!! Ang kahulugan ng pag-ibig ay nasa ating mga puso . batay sa ating mga pamumuhay kasama si Lord Jesus Christ..

Writing downslides 2: Decadent

by meg ( | | | | )

Basically, whoever writer you come across with will tell you that the common ailment of most writers is laziness or cowardliness.  How to avoid it?
1. Always carry a pen and a paper-Though there are some who are also enterprising enough to use anything available at hand whenever an idea strikes unexpectedly in most unlikely places.  Be it a chocolate wrapper, ticket, tissues or napkin.

E. Ruth Borromeo is a freelance writer for magazines, does press releases and other forms of writing.

Writing downslides 1 : To each his own

by meg ( | | | )

Despite the economic setback of pursuing a writing career, still, there are so many aspiring writers who insist on trying this field. To some, it’s always been their longtime dream but doesn’t have the means or doesn’t have the time do so. Probably, some of them came from destitute families or top priority is their family.

E. Ruth B. Borromeo is a freelance writer for women's magazines. Does press releases and other forms of writing.

A Case of Writer Exploitation

by noid ( | | )

Recently, I was considering a particular contest for posting in this site when I saw this provision in their guidelines:

"All entries will become the property of XXX and may be used for future publications."

If my understanding is correct, and the guidelines are not telling me otherwise, the publishing company which is sponsoring the writing contest will get to own the non-winning entries, without compensating the authors.

If I am right, and I hope I am proven wrong, then this is another case of "writer exploitation." This reminds me of another scriptwriting contest about a couple of years ago held by a film production company with a similar intent to gather ideas without paying the scriptwriters -- I have to look into my files for the details.

Super SOUL

by urbanAmazona ( | | | | )

I grabbed this from my other blog. I post it here in the hopes that it will spread the message even further--- that this difficult life is just an obstacle course to get to the next one. What the next one will be--- ah, that is entirely up to you.

Something happens when you realize that this is not the only life we're supposed to live--- that there's a next one, one we are preparing for now, in this body, in this world, in this time.

Suddenly, all those small things that used to matter, things we dream about--- power, money, fame, glory--- are contextualized as incidentals. They are the perks of living but they are not the focus of earthly existence. What is important is protecting one's soul--- which is the only thing that we take from this life into the next.

Copyright and Rights Explained

by noid ( | | )

In order for us writers to protect ourselves, we should be more aware of the rights we own when it comes to our works. What follows is an explanation of copyright and various publishing rights as I understand them based on my experiences freelancing for international magazines, and on my own research.

Dino Manrique is the owner/publisher of FilipinoWriter.com.

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