Imaginative Writing vs.Technical Writing

Imaginative writing is that which expresses the writer’s thoughts and feelings in a creative, unique, and poetic way. Examples of imaginative writing are poetry, fiction such as short stories and novels, creative nonfiction like travel writing, nature writing, sports writing, autobiography, memoir, interviews, comics, play scripts, and hypertexts. While imaginative writing may be for a variety of purposes, its main purpose is to entertain and educate. Its content is imaginative, metaphoric, and symbolic. Its language is informal, artistic, and figurative. The vocabulary used is evocative and is usually written for a general audience. The tone, which refers to the mood, attitude, feelings, or emotion of the writer toward the subject or topic, is subjective.


Phenomenal Woman
by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Technical writing is a form of writing technical communication or documentation in science and technology or applied science that helps people understand a product or service. The main purpose of technical writing is to inform and to trigger the person into action such as purchasing a product or service. Its purpose may also be to instruct or to persuade, but never to entertain. The content is factual and straightforward. It is expressed in formal, standard, or academic language. The write-up uses a specialized vocabulary and follows a set of rules and conventions. It is also organized in a sequential or systematic pattern. Often, it is detail-oriented and requires advanced knowledge in the specific field. The tone of technical writing output is objective and its audience is specific uses language to evoke either an emotional or intellectual response from the audience or reader. Examples of technical writing are end-user documentation like user manuals that accompany cellular phones, personal computers, or laptops; traditional technical writing such as legal analysis, summary of experiments for journal publications, or articles for trade publication; and technological marketing communications such as sales pitch about a new computer hardware or software to a new client. It includes training manuals, operations guides, and promotional brochures.


Casimiro Development Corp. vs. Mateo, G.R. No. 175485


After the death of the respondent’s maternal grandfather, the co-heirs of the land in Pulang Lupa effected the transfer of the full and exclusive ownership to Felicidad Lara-Mateo, the mother of the respondent.

Thereafter, after an agreement of the Mateo siblings, ownership was transferred to Laura Mateo though a Deed of Sale. Laura applied for land registration for which an OCT was thereafter issued.

The property was used as collateral to secure a succession of loans, a TCT of which was eventually issued in the name of China Bank. Appellant Casimiro Development Corp. thereafter purchased the property from China Bank.

Thereafter, CDC brought action for unlawful detainer in the MeTC against the Mateo siblings and those who continue to occupy the land. Mateo, however, claimed MeTC did not have jurisdiction as the land was classified as agricultural and for he has been in continuous possession of the land.

The MeTC ruled in favor of CDC, RTC against, CA and SC in favor CDC.

In another case, the respondent brought an action for quieting of title for which the RTC favored CDC, CA against (not a buyer in good faith).


Is the concerned Certificate of Title in the name of Laura indefeasible and imprescriptible?


Yes. The property has already been placed under the Torrens system of land registration before CDC became the registered owner by purchase from China Bank; OCT has already been issued to attest to the fact that the person named in the certificate is the owner of the property therein described, subject to liens and encumbrances as thereon noted or what the law warrants or reserves. Neither the respondent nor his siblings opposed the transactions causing various transfers, and even acknowledged the registration of the land under the name of Laura.

CDC was an innocent purchaser for value. Considering that China Bank’s TCT was clean title, that is, it was free from any lien or encumbrance, CDC had the right to rely, when it purchased the property, solely upon the face of the certificate of title in the name of China Bank.