Last May 31 at J. CO Greenhills Promenade, a free writing workshop, namely: Write Near, Go Far: The Journey in Becoming an Efficient Writer took place. They were more than 20 attendees who enjoyed the 10 am to 3 pm seminar. The speakers were Sharron Navera, founder of True Philippine Ghost Stories, Ryan Labana, a writer from PSICOM, Melai Quilla, a writer and editor of PSICOM’s Kilig Republic and Jahric Lago, a self-published author and a writer from PSICOM spearheaded the event.
Melai started the workshop with the Techniques in Writing where she discussed the Elements of a Good Story, Writer Goals and Grammar and Punctuations. I love every bit of information that I gather from Miss Melai’s PowerPoint presentation, it actually made me excited to write and edit my next story.
Jahric took the floor on the top 10 Reasons in Writing which made me realize that I’m on the right track of writing stories. Ryan told us his writing journey and opens his topic discussion with the question: Have you experience rejection when you submit your manuscript? Yours truly had the courage to raise her hands and share my experience. I do hope I inspire others to also have confident of sending their manus with different publishing house. Ryan’s experiences in writing were very motivated to improve my craft more.
Sharon shared her ups and downs in forming the True Philippine Ghost Stories (I read some of her books when I was still in college!) and her passion is definitely one of a kind. Jahric went back to the stage to introduce us with the Self-Publishing World which amazed me and truly made me think of entering one of these days. Melai closed the workshop on How to Pass a Call of Submission and reminded every attendee to Read, Write and Submit Again!
Aside from the very successful workshop, it was the launch of Jahric Lago’s first project, which was Dreamlovers and yes, my short story (I Love You Goodbye) was included in this very lovely compilation.
I’m grateful to attend the Write Near, Go Far and learned great things about writing and meeting wonderful and brilliant people. I’m glad to meet my co-writers: Charles, Ara, Jane and Sophie who were very nice to sign with my books though it was ambushed. A round of applause to the ever so talented and inspiring Jahric for creating this superb workshop and for giving aspiring writers a chance to publish their works. Dreamlovers would not be possible without you.
I can’t wait for the Write Near, Go Far Part 2 workshop and for Jahric’s upcoming book project.