Award-winning film writer Ricky Lee shared which is for him the most important lesson that aspiring writers need to learn.
In an interivew with ABS-CBN News, Ricky shared this tip to writers: "Mahalaga na matuto tayong maging mahusay na martir. Pero mas mahalaga kaysa doon na matuto tayo maging mahusay na tao."
He also advised writers to be courageous to write about socially-relevant issues.
"Unang-una hindi ka dapat matakot. Kaya ka nagkukuwento dahil may boses ka. Kung writer ka talaga, magsusulat ka tungkol sa katotohanan. May mga tao talagang ma-o-offend hindi magkakagusto sa sinabi mo and that’s part of the risk," he remarked.
Aspiring writers can learn more about storytelling from Ricky as his book Trip to Quiapo is now a documentary series and is now streaming on iWant-TFC.
The five-part documentary series, which features Enchong Dee, tackles the lessons that Ricky Lee learned about scriptwriting through the years.
In March, Ricky also became part of ABS-CBN Books' project called "Project Foreword," wherein aspiring authors are mentored by him alongside other celebrated storytellers Charo Santos, Ardy Roberto, and Mari Kris "Makiwander" De Luna Ogang.
At the press conference of the project last March, Ricky also shared his two cents on what makes a good story.
"Ako ang konsepto ko lagi sa workshops ko lahat tayo broken na mga tao and so 'yung story na-address niya 'yung brokenness ko and natutulungan ako na mabuo ako or if broken pa rin 'yung istorya until the end, natutulungan niya akong magkaroon ng strong desire na mabuo niya ako eventually. Then I think it's a good story," he stated.