Essays are supposed to give enough information and featured facts. They’re supposed to tell the truth with coherence without deleting a logical and unique form.
If you are commissioned to write an essay and/or article or a story for a publication, you have to be serious at this matter. Editors wouldn’t like writers who cannot submit on a deadline. They abhor irresponsible writers who are just for a show and making promises, but not submitting on time.
In the Philippines, I have worked with respectable editors like Melba Bartolome of Women’s, Dinah Ventura of Tribune, Nancy Reyes – Lumen of Cook, Reynaldo Duque of Liwayway, Danilo Meneses of Dandelion, Mona Gonzalez, Ricky Lo of Philippine Star, Eugene Asis of Peoples, Leoncio Castillo of Buy and Sell, Dave Frias of Wealthline International, and June Ranera of Rogate Ergo, among others; and I thank them all (forever and ever), for teaching me the guidelines of good writing.
Theodore Cheney said that an effective essay/article writer needs the skill of the storyteller and the research ability of the reporter.
The finest essays writers in the Philippines are Nick Joaquin, Gregorio Brilliantes, Gilda-Cordero Fernando, Edith Tiempo, Marjorie Evasco- Pernia, Cristina Pantoja – Hidalgo, Doreen Fernandez, Isagani Cruz, Albert Casuga, Eric Gamalinda, Butch Dalisay, Randy David, and Conrado de Quiros ( more) among others.
Rosalinda Flores – Martinez,