In Write Here Write Now, AA Patawaran offers profound and practical tips on the craft, from construction and punctuation to sentence length and variety, even how to tackle the blank page. But more than a how-to manual, this is a writer’s memoir. Blurring the distinction between instruction and inspiration, he boldly takes you along his adventures and misadventures in the publishing world.
Recognized by industry insiders as "the man perfect to write this book," AA Patawaran has been at the helm of various publications, from Lifestyle Asia to Manila Standard's The Good Life to Manila Bulletin's Sense&Style. The gentleman editor with a passion for words, he has been credited for coaching some of today's best talents in lifestyle media.
Published by National Book Store, WHWN is mostly inspirational, part instructional, and a kind of memoir. In it, AA shares with all writers—aspiring and established, amateurs and professionals—profound and practical tips on the craft of writing, from construction and punctuation to sentence length and variety, from rhythm and cadence to idioms and figures of speech, even how to tackle the blank page. Blurring the distinction between instruction and inspiration, he boldly takes you along his adventures and misadventures in the publishing world.
AA has been at the helm of a number of publications, from Lifestyle Asia to Manila Standard’s The Good Life and Manila Bulletin’s Sense&Style, among others. Recognized by industry insiders as “the man perfect to write this book,” he is joined by some of the key players in lifestyle media in WHWN and in his personal campaign to champion the written word. Never has any book on writing in the Philippines been such a pleasure to read that it makes you want to “write here write now.”
Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator is available for P399 at National Book Store, Powerbooks, and Bestsellers branches. Shop online at nationalbookstore.com. Follow National Book Store on Facebook and Twitter for the latest events and exclusive promos and contests.