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2016: A Year of Bounty

Words are powerful. For this year’s faith goals, I will be intentional in combining the power of words (by speaking and writing), actions, and timing to accomplish them one day at a time.

Random Thoughts on Spirituality and Practical Affairs

One of life’s lesson for me today is very thought-provoking. “Don’t be too spiritual or too technical.” I was reminded of that verse in Ecclesiastes, “It’s good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.”

Fresh Start: Back on Track

The first day of October wasn’t really as good as I expected it. But I chose to be thankful despite these awful surprises. “The best is yet to come,” as the optimists would say; and it’s also the same phrase we – Jesus believers – often declare when things are completely out of our control.

On Writing: Why I Choose Silence, Solitude, and Sweat

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. I missed writing—that freestyle kind of writing where I just do it for the sake of the craft to satisfy myself. I’ve had enough of SEO, keywords, and metatags (and followers). I’ll go for sincere, transparent, and conversational posts from now on

50 of the Greatest Quotes for Writers

Having a hard time finding your muse today? That feeling when you can’t seem to find the right words and you’re stuck―the ever present battle against resistance is overwhelming―don’t be surprised! This is part of our becoming as writers. And as pros, we must show up, sit for hours, and embrace our callings―to write. To

14 Best Apps for Writers: Essential Tools for Daily Writing Stints

Have you been playing the role of Jack? Jack-of-all-trades? I bet it must have been hard to keep up with all the projects for the first quarter of this year. As far as I’ve observed, January is all about momentum. For us writers, it’s the peak season because everyone’s back to business. January is a

What 2013 Has Taught Me on My Writing Life

There are many things to be grateful for 2013 that it would take me hours to list them down. Most of all, experience has taught me well as a professional writer. The freelancing industry is an ocean for us—fishes in all sizes—to swim in, and if you don’t know how to, you’ll end up frustrated

The Loneliest Profession Ever

“I have never felt so lonely in my life.” I thought about it three days ago while resting my eyes in the middle of my writing project. I felt it was a long and tedious day. I wasn’t effective (in writing with zeal and passion) compared a few weeks ago. What just happened? I was

Dear fellow freelancers, let’s help Yolanda victims

Dozed from caffeine, I wasn’t able to sleep last night. I ended up tossing and turning on my bed. In that moment of unutterable silence, I spoke to God in my heart and praised him for sparing our region from Yolanda’s hagupit. As I watched the videos and browsed through the news articles and Twitter/Facebook

Overcoming Resistance: The Writer’s Greatest Enemy

It wasn’t until I sat down to write when I found out that my greatest enemy aside from myself is what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. (Yes, with the capital R.) Writers call it writer’s block, but I don’t believe it exists; it is just an invention of one’s laziness and procrastination.

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