Bayong ng Kuting 2016 Meetup at the Finish Line — Status Report 2

Final submissions are in, and 38 made it to the deadline. Not all who submitted their first draft were able to submit their final draft in time for the 30 January 2016 meetup at Third Cup Cafe in Katipunan, but there were also some who finished their manuscript even though they missed the first draft deadline. While most…

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What Happens to a Story After “The End”

So what happens to a story after you write “The End”? 1. You can stop there. Yesterday, you had a vague idea that was trying to claw its way out of your mind. Today, you have a story. That is a big fracking deal. 2. You can share it with your friends and family. 3….

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The Atlantic: Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

The Atlantic has a story on “Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories“. “The small island of Great Britain is an undisputed powerhouse of children’s bestsellers: The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie-the-Pooh, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, James and the Giant Peach, Harry Potter, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Significantly, all…

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Every Cat Has A Story

Saturday, 9 January 2016, was the first meet-up to the Bayong ng Kuting writing workshop. 26 of the 70 participants who signed up for the workshop came to meet moderator Mina V. Esguerra and kidlit author and teacher Gabby Lee, who shared best practices for writing children’s stories. The challenge now is to be able to write 1,000…

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