About Me

Being ‘invisible’ is one of the things I wanted to be, but as a writer, my words do not allow it.

Somehow, I am still drawn to let my presence be felt even just online. With the gift and the acquired skills, combined, I am compelled to express my thoughts through words. However, I am reminded that I have this great responsibility to fulfill, to inspire people, to move people to make a ‘stand‘ or act on certain issues and stuff.

I invite you to join me in this journey and together let us make a difference as we make our lives more meaningful with daily interactions and all. Just like anyone else, I am a work-in-progress.

I am Jude Cartalaba, a writer, a modern-day scribe who chronicles about life, about people making ‘good’ stories to create an impact in the lives of our fellow human beings. 🙂

One of my favorite quotes from Natalie Goldberg is: “There is no excuse. If you want to write, write.This is your life, you are responsible for it.You will not live forever. Don’t wait. Make the time now.”

This was taken during the Rudiments of Campus Paper Management and Blogging talk I had at Philippine Normal University Library Lobby, held on October 13, 2012.

This was taken during the Rudiments of Campus Paper Management and Blogging talk I had at Philippine Normal University Library Lobby, held on the 13th of October, 2012. Back when I was part of the editorial team of ‘The Torch’, I was the literary editor. Photograph courtesy of Jasmin Dano-Quintans.

I used to contribute for Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessMirror, StarStudio, and Illustrado magazines–to name a few.

Currently, I write for BroadwayWorld.com Philippines, ABS-CBNNews.com, Rappler.com, and lately for Eksena Magazine.

Apart from being a writer, I facilitate writing workshops, and do creative marketing and PR work.

To contact me, just shoot me an email at iamjudecartalaba@gmail.com.

Also follow me on Wattpad.


11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I keep on reading your articles. You’re so profound and prolific, having such vast archive! I want to be an internet writer like you. I am a newbie writer (but certainly not a neophyte blogger) who lurks the internet for freelance writing jobs. 😀 Maybe this is futile for me since I am a still a student struggling to become a CPA someday, with hopes of becoming a true, ‘hardcore’ writer/novelist, a cat expert and a political figure (jokes). Anyways, I really do like the way you present your articles. Master! You’re a pro. I hope you could also read my blog. http://sacred-resurrect.blogspot.com

    I will keep in touch with your website!

    Posted by Shella May Landayan | 03/09/2011, 5:41 AM
  2. You’re the man, Jude. BWW PH loves you!

    Posted by ooliveros | 04/02/2013, 9:56 PM
  3. i looked at the “selected articles” page. proud of you, jude. 🙂

    Posted by Letlet Antolin | 31/05/2013, 11:37 PM
  4. have you written articles on social responsibility stuff?

    Posted by Letlet Antolin | 31/05/2013, 11:51 PM
  5. Love it!

    Posted by assandbullshit | 03/05/2014, 7:53 AM
  6. The quote you shared really got me! I am the type of writer who waits on inspiration to happen. Well, mostly because I write poetry and poetry can be very challenging to write. But as the quote says, there is no excuse. I used to write in the school paper too (in high school and college) and I’m afraid that I have wasted much of my resources back then.

    But I am trying to rekindle my passion in writing again. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
    P.S. Feel free to check my poetry here: somahbb.wordpress.com

    Posted by maxjemin | 01/12/2019, 3:50 PM

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