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Day 8 #28Letters – FROZEN EDEN

Like a puny flame, the sun was expunged by the passing of billions of icy cold, colossal meteors, gobbling it up in one fell swoop. When the heavy pounding of snow stopped, Evie came out from under the volcanic cave where she’d taken refuge, surviving by keeping herself warm beside the flickering heat of the… Continue reading Day 8 #28Letters – FROZEN EDEN

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Day 5 #28Letters: Dementia

At first, it’s the little things. A name. Some place. A memory. Then it becomes a few names. A lot of places. Many memories. It’s like, you step into a merry-go-round which has just started spinning, and then it speeds up, round and round and round, and you get lost and dizzy as the objects… Continue reading Day 5 #28Letters: Dementia

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Day 4 #28 Letters : Guilt

She’s gone. Cursing, his knees buckled. He slumped to the floor. It’s Gina’s fault! He’d told her he didn’t want to see her anymore. But when she opened her door to him naked and flung herself at him, he hadn’t been able to resist her. Afterward, he’d been disgusted at himself for breaking his promise… Continue reading Day 4 #28 Letters : Guilt

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Day 1: #28Letters February 2019 Writing Challenge

I've been under the weather for the most part of January and I'm finding it hard to regain my muse. This writing challenge came at a most appropriate time. It will push me to write 100 words every day for the whole month of February 2019, and may just be the boost I need to… Continue reading Day 1: #28Letters February 2019 Writing Challenge

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We Are All WIPs

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

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FREE Writer’s Planner: Organizing my Writing a.k.a. Making my Own Writer’s Planner

Do you have a planner? I bet you do. Every writer should have one. Some planners nowadays, though, have become increasingly complicated. Lots of pages, lots of blanks to fill up, lots of dates to remember, and other such things. Some are even bulky and heavy to carry everywhere you go. They're becoming harder and… Continue reading FREE Writer’s Planner: Organizing my Writing a.k.a. Making my Own Writer’s Planner

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Speaking before The Greatest Digital Creatives’ seminar on fiction-writing and self-publishing

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

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Just Do It

Yesterday I was asked, “What is the most valuable lesson you learned in publishing?” I guess the most valuable lesson I learned in publishing is: Just do it. This is not to mean, of course, that you plunge in with eyes closed and unprepared. Of course, you publish armed with the knowledge that you have… Continue reading Just Do It

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Writing for #romanceclassYA

I wrote a novella of 35,555 words in 90 days. Repeat 100 times.  Until now I find it hard to believe it myself. But thanks to #romanceclass YA mentors Mina Esguerra, Agay Llanera and Ines B. Yao, I was able to write and finish a novella in just three months! I've always been more of… Continue reading Writing for #romanceclassYA