Last December 15, 2018 at the YDG Coffee Shop in Shaw Blvd., a group of writers and freelancers gathered together for a free seminar on Freelancing and Self-Publishing. Cherrie Ann Balictar, the founder of The Greatest Digital Creatives, invited me to speak about self-publishing and writing fiction. Admittedly, I was hesitant at first to accept… Continue reading Speaking before The Greatest Digital Creatives’ seminar on fiction-writing and self-publishing
After so much dilly-dallying, self-bashing, and numerous drafts, I finally completed the artwork of my first ever Children's Picture Book, Renzo's Rainbow. It's now available digitally on Amazon. This book means so much to me. I wrote this at a very sad time, when I was depressed and thinking of my father who had passed… Continue reading My first Children’s Picture Book
Just popping in to announce the good news: IT'S NOT JUST SEMANTICS is now LIVE! Paperback edition will be out soon. I had so much fun writing this book. It was originally a Wattpad story of mine with a different, angsty, tearful twist, a la telenovela style with a happy ending. But writing it in… Continue reading New book! It’s Not Just Semantics
Update! A Time for Heists romantic suspense collection was formally launched last August 4, 2018 at the iAcademy Nexus campus in Makati, Philippines. Thoughts and photos posted HERE. I always liked challenging myself when it comes to writing fiction. By challenge, I mean trying out new genres or blending them. One such challenge I decided… Continue reading Writing for Heist Club PH x Sachet Novels
Nothing brings more joy to a writer than finding readers that not only appreciate your work, but, more importantly, are able to intellectually decipher, grasp, and be emotionally invested in what you have written. While writers accept that not every reader can be their target readers, it’s always a nice surprise to come upon people who… Continue reading Bookbed’s Review of Chroma Hearts
It was a nice surprise to be among the winners of 8Letters' Summer Dreams Writing Contest. And exciting too, because my story, The Mermaid Princess, will be included in an Anthology that will be launched at the biggest book festival of the Philippines, the Manila International Book Fair. This year, the MIBF will be held… Continue reading Writing Contests and Learning Moments
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.' ~ Stephen King The King has spoken and it is true. Long ago, I discovered this myself by accident. For days I wanted to write another chapter in a particular story of mine, spinning words and phrases and scenarios in my… Continue reading One Word at a Time
Being a new author, I didn't know what to expect at my first formal book launch. I mean, my other books, I just pressed click and voila! they were in Amazon and other book sites, as well as my social media sites. I'm not very good at speaking before people. I write better than I… Continue reading My first book launch!
Surprise, surprise! My new book, Chroma Hearts, will be out at the 8Letters LitFest this April! I will be one of eight authors launching a book, and I'm thrilled and honored to be among them. Cindy dela Cruz of 8Letters has always been supportive of our endeavors, and I'm truly grateful for being a part… Continue reading Chroma Hearts is out!
Book: Into the Water Author: Paula Hawkins 3.5 out of 5 stars I loved The Girl on the Train. The movie was great, and while I have yet to read the book itself, I was content to let it remain in my TBR list, secure in the thought that if the movie was that good,… Continue reading Review: Into the Water