I Write for It’s Right

I write for I know I have the right to do it. I know I have the inclination to do it. It is my right to use that particular skill I have had, which is writing.

I have been writing for 25 years in a formal means or medium of writing like the media and the social media as well in this modern time. I have a lot of ups and downs. It would be frustrating to write in the fourth estate of society which is the media. I started as a news stringer in our locality to a vigilant community newspaper. Until I was given a regular column to write upon.

My interest in writing started when I was a kid. During our time, the medium of instruction in our school was a local dialect or Ilonggo. My mother used to buy a Hiligaynon, an Ilonggo magazine which attracted me to scrutinize it, until I learned to read it. The short stories were interesting. The comic pages were also interesting. Since they were written in a series, I never missed following them up until to their conclusion or the ending of the stories.

I remember that I thought that I wanted to be a local writer someday. And I had made it. I started making “binalaybay” (poem writing) and submitted it to the local magazine like “Yuhum”. My several poems got to the press. I was, of course, to write more. It was the starting point of writing enthusiasm. I tried writing a fiction short story based on the unusual happenings around the country. I remember I had written three stories and they were published.

Without expecting anything in return, something had surprised me. A letter carrier handed me a notice of registered mail one day. Excited as I was, I rushed to the post office and claimed the registered letter. As I opened it, I saw a postal money order with a note for the payment of my published articles in the saide magazine. I therefore felt comfortable in writing an Ilonggo articles. Right now, I have my own Tumandok website. It is a site for all my Ilonggon articles from “Binalaybay” to “Malip-ot ng Sugilanon” (short stories).

If I have to count my writing experience, it is already a quarter of a century. I formally created a personal website on lifestyle, education, photoblog, and video blog. Due to my consistency of writing and interest, some of thos blogs received an award from the award-body giving in our country.

My passion in writing has not gone in vain. It has been recognized after I nurtured it, improved it and shared it to those who hunger to reading, those who lack knowledge, pieces of information, and to those who want to improve their writing skills too.

Therefore, I write for I am in the right track to developing my writing skill for information, for entertainment, for discussion, for education so to speak. I know it is God-given talent and I want to use it for good.

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  1. Gil Camporazo Post author

    @ittech Well, it feels good to receive an appreciation from a person whom you first meet, especially here. I would regard it as an honest praise. I would thank you, you for that. You are also right that writing is not easy. You have to write to make it right. That means there is sense. That means there is something to convey either for information, for discussion, or whatever the writer’s purpose in writing his thoughts down.

    You mention spontaneous and creative. These are the quality of a good write-up. The writer should know this and this could be learned and developed as you write as often as possible. Practice writing paves the ways to a quality articles or posts. Anyway, nice meeting you here. May I call you, friend?

  2. Grecy Garcia

    Writing is my breathing area. It is the kind of thing that I love to do because it is me, being myself. There is a safety blanket attached to it. It has been hard for me without a blogging site when I have illness and now on my way to recovery, I am glad there is a new one.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      You are now on your best self to tackle this writing job. Just be in yourself. Extra careful for relapse is unavoidable.

  3. Vinaya

    When I was a kid writing was unknown to me.However, I discovered the writer in me when I was in tens.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      That sounds interesting. We eager to know how do you develop your writing skill when you were in your teens.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      500 words a day, for me, it is an ordeal. Well, anyway if you have a good command of words even more than 500 words is not impossible to write about.

  4. Kyla Matton Osborne

    How wonderful to read about how you got your start in writing, dear friend! Thank you for sharing your experiences with getting published. It was pleasant to read about those early successes, and to connect them to the writer you are today.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      You have kindled the wick of enthusiasm in me, which already been lighted and turned into a passion. Writing makes me happy and comfortable.

  5. Gil Camporazo Post author

    That is right. They’re very useful experiences I had had and in which I couldn’t forget them for they’re now part and parcel of my life. My interest in writing has fully grown and developed as I continued writing and submitted my write-ups to the local magazine publication.

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