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On Writing Late in Life

{Writing} On WritingLate in Life Do late bloomers have a chance of success in the extremely competitive world of writing and publishing?More and more writers these days are sprouting everywhere, dishing out their books to the world. Some are represented by agents of traditional publishers, some are self-published via digital distribution platforms. It seems the… Continue reading On Writing Late in Life

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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 6 #28Letters: The Window

His feet tapped on the window sill, finding rest for his tired, wind-whipped body. The mother whispered, “Go away,” but abruptly stopped when her child grasped her arm, weakly shaking her small head. In gratitude, he sang her a beautiful song. She rewarded him with a dazzling smile. From then on, the window remained open.… Continue reading Day 6 #28Letters: The Window

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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 3 #28Letters : Buti Ka Pa

Apologies, but this poem that I wrote is best rendered in the Filipino language.  Buti ka pa, naka-move on na                          Samantalang ako, eto, hindi pa.                    Kaloka, kataka-taka Anyare sa ating dalawa? Dati, nilalanggam tayo Bigla na lang naging buro. Bakit kasi kontrabida Iyang ex mong may sira? Binuko ako sa nanay mo Di ako marunong… Continue reading Day 3 #28Letters : Buti Ka Pa

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Of Drabbles and Day 2: #28Letters

This is a continuation of my previous post about#28Letters, a Writing Challenge by #8Circles Creative Community which calls for writing a 100 word story (or a drabble) of any genre. A bit of knowledge-sharing before I post my Day 2 story: Like I’ve said, a Drabble, also called Micro Fiction, is a short work of… Continue reading Of Drabbles and Day 2: #28Letters

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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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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