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We Were Liars

WE WERE LIARS E. Lockhart 4 out of 5 Stars We Were Liars was hyped as a modern, sophisticated suspense novel. I would describe it as a not-too-sophisticated and not-too-suspenseful book, but a powerful one nonetheless. The first two parts came out slow and dragging. The style was at times a combination of lyrical, phrasal… Continue reading We Were Liars

Articles, Writing

Storytelling Secrets to Live By

Recently, I became a huge fan of K.M. Weiland. Aside from her author website, she put up an awesome site to help writers become authors, posting helpful articles which she also podcasts. Reading from her sites and listening to her podcasts make me feel I’m in a virtual creative writing class. I am learning so… Continue reading Storytelling Secrets to Live By

Articles, Books, Uncategorized, Writing

Learning a Great Reading (Writing) Strategy

When I chanced upon Pamela Pan’s article entitled, How to Become a Better Writer in Your Second Language, I thought I was going to learn additional things about writing, being a bilingual writer myself (I speak/write in Filipino and English). And I did. I gobbled up all her useful tips and suggestions which she shared… Continue reading Learning a Great Reading (Writing) Strategy

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The Writer as a Chef

Some people think writers are like wizards who wield their magic wands and murmur incantations, coming up with a finished story. Me, I’d like to think of writing in a more realistic, pragmatic way. Writing is a lot like cooking. Chefs, or professional cooks, come up with delectable dishes and sumptuous meals as a result… Continue reading The Writer as a Chef

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2018: New Title, New Covers

It's a new year! And I'm welcoming it by revising my books. I got the idea from this article of Joanna Penn, a respected connoisseur in all aspects of self-publishing and more. She has many awesome articles and information for authors and writers, and I just love her. Being incarcerated at home because of allergies had… Continue reading 2018: New Title, New Covers