Thursday, September 04, 2008

POWERBOOKS Writing Workshops

The Creative Dream Seminar: Overcome Your Fears, Achieve Your Creative Dream!

September 12 & 19, 2008 (Fri) 7:00 to 9:00 PM: Powerbooks Greenbelt

Do you have a creative dream inside you that you know has the power to make you come alive -- but you have never done anything about it because it was never the right time, or you didn't have the right resources?

Or maybe you already took steps to turn your dream into, but then "life" took over, and it got buried somewhere along the way?

The Creative Dream Seminar can help you revive that dream again! Fee: Php 2,000 for two sessions (includes complete self-discovery kit) Early Bird Fee: Php 1,750 only when payment is made 7 days before the workshop. For inquiries, please send SMS or call 0920-9219312


Writing for the Worldwide Web 101 (a.k.a. WWW workshop)

September 13, 2008 (Sat) 2:00-5:00 PM: Powerbooks Megamall

You thought writing for the Web is just the same as Print? You better think twice. Learn to craft contents that serve their purpose effectively ? targeting an online audience.

Blog Your Passion and Earn from It! (I'm interested here, especially)

September 27, 2008 (Sat) 2:00-5:00 PM: Powerbooks Megamall

Join this seminar and learn the step-by-step guide on how to write something you are passionate about, and be profitable at the same time.

How to Craft an Engaging SEO Copy

October 4, 2008 (Sat) 2:00-5:00 PM: Powerbooks Megamall

Use words that translate action at first glance, attract your readers and help rank in search engines. This seminar offers the technical know-how and the sense in making keywords hook surfers and site visitors.

Fee: Php 3,000 for three sessions. Php 1,000 per workshop. Early Bird Fee: Php 2,750 only when payment is made at least seven days before the workshop.

For inquiries, please send SMS or call 0923-5657378 or 0915-8233747 Email or you may inquire at the Customer Service counter


Powerbooks should pay me for this :)

Among my many frustrations in life, one is to be a writer, a columnist in a leisure magazine. I wish I have the right talent and creativity to be in Candy mag or Cosmo's masthead. Aside from the natural talent, I also lack guts to pursue this dream. And anyway, I'm already in a satisfying career that I have loved since my college days so it will require more than determination to pursue this frustration. I guess I can accomodate compromises. Fortunately, from where I am right now, I can still make reality of this dream through Taxwise Otherwise column of the Business World.

Now, about this Taxwise Otherwise column, before, having to write in this column is a prestige to me that's why I dreamt of submitting an article for this. Time changes though. Events materialised and I decided that this is not the case anymore. Having published in this paper won't be as rewarding as I've imagined before.

Plus, Taxwise and Otherwise is strictly an objective column. Facts must be verified first before they're presented to interested businesspeople. I'm not an objective writer, duh!

I'm generally a reserved person and writing has been my outlet. I write more of my thoughts, passions, my life. That's why if I had to choose, Candy mag, Cosmo or Travel Asia will be on my list. I can rant my trivial experiences that will be a hit for the teenagers ("Is he into me?" --dito ata ako magaling, sa ranting), I can sell tourists destinations ("Visit the Lepers? No way! Take the Culion challenge" -- passionate when I impart my latest trip) and I can write something about taxation that will be relevant to ladies reading the Cosmo mag (I'll do this someday). Isa lang naman kalaban ko e, KATAM. hehehe, and a few discouraging persons around me. Sigh ;p


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