Originally posted on Oct. 7, 2011
Love for writing




Alam ko marami na nakapag sulat dito ng tips about writing. Kung paano mapapaganda yung story, kung ano mga dapat ilagay, kung ang yung mga dapat gawin at kung ano ang makakapagpa hook sa mga readers.

Ako naman, siguro ang maibibigay ko na lang sa inyong tip bilang isang manunulat is kung paano niyo "lalabanan" yung mga trials sa pagiging manunulat.




Alam ko na lahat naman ng authors eh gustong makilala ang akda nila. Sino ba namang hindi? Nakakatuwa pag may nagbabasa ng stories mo, nakakatuwa lalo kung padami sila ng padami.

Pero paano kung wala halos nagbabasa ng sinulat mo? Wala pa masyadong nakakapansin? Halos mag makaawa ka na pero wala parin? In the end unti-unti ka na nawawalan ng gana. Feeling mo ginawa mo na lahat kaso wala parin nangyari. And then one day, you decided to stop.

Before I continue, let me tell you “my” experience.

14 years old ako nung nag start ako magsulat. Pinost ko yung first story ko sa isang Filipino online forum under the name “bluesmine.” Katulad ng mga baguhang writers sa watty, wala halos pumapansin ng story ko. May mag co-comment mga padalawa-dalawa lang. Pero kahit ganoon yun, natapos ko yung story, at sinundan ko pa ng isa pa. That time kasi hindi ko habol noon ang comments eh. Ang habol ko lang dati is makagawa ng story dahil nainggit ako doon sa isang member doon na nakapagsulat ng napakagandang story. Ok na saakin ang isang comment. Kahit isang comment lang masaya na ko.

Dati din nung hindi pa ko member sa watty at sa CC (teentalk) lang ako nagsusulat ng stories, wala rin halos pumapansin saakin doon. Wala pa sa 20 ang comments ko nun. Bilang na bilang mo sa mga daliri mo. Alam niyo ba kung anong story ko ang hindi pinapansin dati sa CC?

 



My Prince.

 

Nung pinost ko siya dito sa watty doon lang ako nagkaroon ng madaming readers. Nagulat nga ako kung paano sumikat yun dito eh samantalang sa CC di naman siya masyadong napapansin.

14 ako nag start, 19 ako nagkaroon ng madaming readers. 4 years ang itinagal bago ko masabing kahit papaano “may narating” ako.

Isa lang naman ang tip ko dito sa lahat ng new authors, wag kayong mag madali. For sure yung mga authors na nasa what’s hot ang story nila eh hindi naman agad agad din napansin. Believe me “kung gaano kabilis ang pag akyat mo, ganun din kabilis ang pag bagsak mo” Alam niyo kung bakit? Kasi once na napansin ka agad, feeling mo magaling ka na at ok na yung gawa mo kasi marami na-hooked. There’s no room for improvement. Mas maganda yung habang nagsusulat ka nag iimprove ka kasi mapapaisip ka “bakit walang nagbabasa ng stories ko? Ano bang mali sa writing style ko? Panget ba yung flow?” then kung masagot mo ang mga questions mo, mas pagsisikapan mo pa na mapaganda ang story mo.

Simple advice, be observant. Try niyo magbasa ng works ng iba then compare it to your works. Hindi naman sa gagayahin niyo yung way ng pagsusulat nila, i-observe niyo lang kung ano meron ang story na yun kung bakit naho-hooked yung mga readers. Maybe because maganda ang pagkaka deliver ng story? May humor? Hindi siya puro conversation? Etc… then kung tingin niyo wala yung story niyo na ganun, then try improving it.

Another is, don't be discourage easily. Tyaga lang naman ang kailangan diyan. Continue writing, continue improving. Mapapansin at mapapansin ka rin as long as may pagmamahal ka sa ginagawa mo.

Wag kayo magmadali na mapansin. Kahit yung mga professional authors din na sina Nicholas Sparks, J.K Rowling, Paulo Coelho, Bob Ong etc.. naranasan din nilang ma-reject, hindi mapansin, at madapa. Pero kung mahal mo talaga ang ginagawa mo, kahit 0 reads 0 comments and 0 views pa yan, itutuloy mo yan.

Also, be open to criticism. Madalas yan ang pinaka nakakatulong saatin para mag improve tayo. Wag masaydong sensitive when it comes to criticism. Dapat matutunan mong tanggapin lahat ng pagkakamali na nakita sayo and try improving. 

And the best advice I could give is, write for yourself, write because you want to write and you love to write hindi para makakuha lang ng attention ng iba or para sumikat o para may pumuri sayo. Ang mga taong nagsusulat lang para makakuha ng attention ng iba at para "magpapansin" lang eh walang kahahantungan. If you really want to be known, love your work first. Mahalin mo ang sinulat mo at ang pagsusulat :)

Ayun, sana naka help ako sa inyo.

Just bare in mind

the person who has not tasted bitter, doesn’t know what sweet is”

“the person who doesn’t experience any hardship wouldn’t know how great it is to succeed”

Ross Monteroyo (reddamsel)
4/17/2012 05:30:52

Thanks ate aly ! Naiinspire talaga ako sa mga isinusulat mo. Lalo na 'to. Hayyyy .. Tama ka nga po. Pagtatiyaga lang talaga. :)) Nararamdaman ko po talaga each single word of yours, eh. Heha :)) Salamat po talaga nang marami. I love you po !

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Joy
5/5/2012 21:12:47

Hello Aly!!! I really love your stories. It keeps me busy everytime. I just want to request for a document file of your stories, if you don't mind. I'm having a hard time reading your stories in PDF file on my phone. I keep on scrolling left and right over and over but then I still keep on reading it because the stories are really worth reading. It's just that it would be better in document file. I hope you can grant my request. Thanks and more power to you!

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jennyrose
8/21/2012 11:35:17

love na love ko po kayo ;D
sobrang nka relate ako ehh !

god bless po ..

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Gielyn Domingo
9/20/2012 20:48:38

hi heheh cool ng story mo i love reading ;) ahm thank you kasi nag papa download ka for free as like me na offline reader ;) next naman na mga story horror heheh suggest lang God bless

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Andrei Solis
10/5/2012 23:18:35

hello ate Aly, honestly pangarap kong maging author and sobrang na insipred po ako sa stories mo and advice, and i love your pairing :D ssa totoo hindi ako anti Amber and Ren loveteam ako ay Saakin Nalang si Ren Love team Hahahaha :D sana makagawa pa po kayo ng magagndang story susuportahan ko po kayo. kahit ano pa. ^^

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Jessa Ylagan
12/6/2012 19:58:34

buti po at naicpan ko pong dalawin ung website nyo kc pra ko na rn po kaung nakakausap kpg bnabsa ko po ung mga advices nyo.. nabuhayan po ako ng loob sa mga advice nyo ... Salamat po (^.^)>

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1/17/2013 10:57:56

Ms. aly wala po ba kayong word text? kasi pag pdf hindi ma read ng phone ko we

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margierey
2/13/2013 11:51:31

ganda talaga ng my prince ate aly......:)

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kristina
2/16/2013 13:57:08

grrraaaaaaaaaaaaabe ang ganda nang my prince and reaching you sana na naman po may parrt 3 cgue na pleeeeeeeeeease di nakakasawang ulitin pleeeease!

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kristina
2/16/2013 13:58:27

nakakaadict mga stoty mu iloveeeeeeeeeee you poooooooooooooo!

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judie
2/16/2013 13:59:34

i looooooooooooooooove you ate allyyyyyyyyy! sana may paaaaaaaaart 3!

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judy
2/24/2013 23:27:54

ate bkit wla ung new love ung side story ni drew?

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Cerenemeh
3/12/2013 16:42:59

> Hi there Alyloony'.. u got meh', i really like your stories..Super' ang daming na ho hook dito sa ofice sa pagbabasa; .espeicial mention yung BITCHO' luv na luv namin c Naomi Mikael Perez!.
(^^;)v "U"' keep up d good work!, You inspired me a lot. It's really my dream to write a story since I was young. But I failed to make it coz I don't have that courage to pursue.. How i wish i can make it right now..Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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jake 10
3/13/2013 01:04:25

Good morning Good afternoon Good evening or Good night or what kung anu ung gusto mo ... salamat na lang kasi marami kang taong napapainspire sa mga stories mo keep a good work GOD BLESS U ALWAYS !!! - jake

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lourdame
5/20/2013 13:06:12

hi po... im 15 po...lalo akong naiinspire lalo na at may sinusulat akong story... hook na hook talaga ako at tama po kayo patience...

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6/1/2013 14:42:14

Hi!, your now became as my idol, i love the way you wrote a story, in different genres. good luck..!! I know you have a god future in novel industry... god speed, more power :)

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6/1/2013 14:50:59

Hi!, your now became as my idol, i love the way you wrote a story, in different genres. good luck..!! I know you have a good future in novel industry... god speed, more power :)

Actually the most favorite stories among you've wrote are the "my prince" and "reaching you". para tuloy ako ung guy na nandun sa story mo stands for Jiro Festin and Ren Salvador...

gusto ko sana gumanap as the two of them :)

can we friends in fb, if you want: jgdj15@yahoo.com or type "Jr Dano" salamat, god bless..

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6/1/2013 14:51:11

Hi!, your now became as my idol, i love the way you wrote a story, in different genres. good luck..!! I know you have a good future in novel industry... god speed, more power :)

Actually the most favorite stories among you've wrote are the "my prince" and "reaching you". para tuloy ako ung guy na nandun sa story mo stands for Jiro Festin and Ren Salvador...

gusto ko sana gumanap as the two of them :)

can we friends in fb, if you want: jgdj15@yahoo.com or type "Jr Dano" salamat, god bless..

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6/1/2013 14:51:27

Hi!, your now became as my idol, i love the way you wrote a story, in different genres. good luck..!! I know you have a good future in novel industry... god speed, more power :)

Actually the most favorite stories among you've wrote are the "my prince" and "reaching you". para tuloy ako ung guy na nandun sa story mo stands for Jiro Festin and Ren Salvador...

gusto ko sana gumanap as the two of them :)

can we friends in fb, if you want: jgdj15@yahoo.com or type "Jr Dano" salamat, god bless..

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6/1/2013 14:51:45

Hi!, your now became as my idol, i love the way you wrote a story, in different genres. good luck..!! I know you have a good future in novel industry... god speed, more power :)

Actually the most favorite stories among you've wrote are the "my prince" and "reaching you". para tuloy ako ung guy na nandun sa story mo stands for Jiro Festin and Ren Salvador...

gusto ko sana gumanap as the two of them :)

can we friends in fb, if you want: jgdj15@yahoo.com or type "Jr Dano" salamat, god bless..

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kimberlymaladiona
7/1/2013 19:39:19

ate alyloony .. ang gaganda po ng mga stories mo .. mas lalu po tuloy akong na iinspire to write stories .. yes im writing my own stories by myself but i admit im not so lucky for what brain storming u hav in writing .. mas mgling qah po .. mrme na nga po acung nbasang stories mo in my cellphone .. from the start i lov writng tlga .. whenever im writing a story i also put my self on a shoes .. fini fil cuh po tlga what if acuh ung nandun , cung skin mangyre . wat shud i do .. and i olweyz think po uat shud be the lesson .. ok lng po ba nah gni2 purpose coeh .. tma lng po ba ,, ?
tnx dn po sa pagsusulat ng stories .. nqa2inspire .. related in our lives .. i idolized nah po qau teh .. xna mqa download pa po ult acuhh ng mrming story niu xa cp cuh pra po my babasahin pa ko sa ebook ng cp coeh .. mtnong lng po ,, qaano ano niu po c haveyouseenthisgirl? sister niu po ba ?

gudluck po ate .. godbless .. :)

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kimberlymaladiona
7/1/2013 19:43:40

.. ate phbol .. pnu mo po nga2wan ng video .. tpos po mga korean ung character ..?

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