Below is the full text of the speech I made when I became a guest speaker at a writing event in SM City Clark, Angeles City, Philippines on August 27, 2011.
I once met a writer during an event in Manila. She was writing for four different magazines, in as many different topics.
I started a conversation with her, asking her how she started writing for those magazines. I was trying to get as much information as I can about the profession. During the course of our conversation, I told her, “You know, I am a frustrated writer.” What she replied to me was something that would be ringing in my consciousness for the years to come.
She said to me, “That’s nonsense! There is no such thing as a frustrated writer!”
Unfortunately, she was not able to elaborate on that, because she was called and our conversation was cut short.
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