One of the country’s top writers has come to the Palawan State University to conduct an activity entitled Telling Your Story: Writing Seminar Workshop. This event was mostly participated in by Palawan State University students who are aspiring to become competent writers in various niches within the industry.
Mr. Lee shared how inspiration is very critical to the work of writing.
“Ang una ninyong inspiration is yung buhay ninyo. Yun ang magda-drive sa inyo para makapagsulat ng mahusay,” he said.
He made mention of the mundane realities, difficulties and challenges in one’s everyday life as effective starting points in achieving the inspiration to do work. He even shared that his personal experience of being an adopted child was what drove him to writing.
Ricky Lee is a multi-awarded artist for many of his outstanding works in the industry. He has written over 150 film scripts as a screen writer. Among his many works include the Filipino classic “Himala” which starred Nora Aunor. He has also come up with a number of books that were also on display at the PSU Performing Arts Center. He himself admits that most of his writing has a social dimension aimed as his contribution to society, a characteristic that seems to be less commonplace in the film works that are patronized today.
It has always been a part of Mr. Lee’s calling to not only write, but to share his expertise in writing. He has gone on tour all over the Philippines to give free writing workshops in many institutions which particularly serve the youth. The Palawan State University is just one of the many stops in his journey.