WIP stands for work in progress. For writers, this means a story that is being progressively modified and improved over time. As a writer, we usually have outlines of our stories, a veritable road map of what should happen, and a clear vision of the ending. But there are times when certain characters run rampant. When the… Continue reading We Are All WIPs
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
This is my winning entry for Bookbed Fictory, Bookbed.org's very first fic fest. Black Love, with 6,634 words, won first place. Prompt: Your (significant other) is rumored to be an engkanto. *** The brilliant red, odd-looking shape was what my eyes caught first. With each movement, it stretched out gracefully, much like a yawning mouth.… Continue reading Black Love
Disclaimer: There are too many firsts in this post. You have been warned! It was a pleasant surprise for me when my entry, Black Love, won first prize at Bookbed.org's very first fiction writing contest held this year. Writing a love story about Philippine mythological creatures like tikbalang (horse demon) and kapre (tree demon) was… Continue reading My ‘Black Love’ won first place at #BookbedFictory 2017!
Wish for someone to sweep you off your feet...and you might just get it. The month of March ushers in the start of spring in America and elsewhere. Here in the Philippines, it heralds the beginning of summer. But whatever season it is named, March will always be extra special to me. The third day, specifically. The day… Continue reading Something Like You