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So you wanna write YA? Here’s your chance!

July 25, 2017

#romanceclass is looking for new YA (young adult) authors–could you be one of them? If you’ve been wanting to write a #romanceclass book but don’t know where to start, this is your chance to be mentored by two amazing Filipino authors, Agay Llanera and Ines Bautista-Yao! Click on the link below to view the signup page, read the rules carefully,…

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Personal, Writing

The One With The Cats

February 2, 2016

#BayongNgKuting: With a requirement of only 1,000-1,500 words for the final manuscript, the mission at hand shouldn’t be that daunting, right?

Personal, Writing

A #SparkNA Update: We’re on Wattpad!

September 8, 2015

So . . . remember that online writing workshop I took from April to June of this year? Yep, the one for which I wrote a (gasp!) novel about a KPop band and their road manager? Nope, no publishing deals have been handed out yet, but we’re given bite-sized #SparkNA treats–AKA short, kilig, snippets from everyone else’s works–on Wattpad! There are currently…

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The #StrangeLit Struggle, Conquered

September 6, 2015

Yep, you read that right, folks. All the sleepless nights have paid off because as of 4-ish in the morning today, I have officially turned in my #StrangeLit manuscript! *insert canned applause here* View this post on Instagram #StrangeLit final (???) word count: 15,332 words. Now to finalize a blurb and everything else needed for final submission. I wanna cry.…

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Writing

The #StrangeLit Struggle

August 15, 2015

I don’t understand what’s going on. Around forty-eight days ago, I was so pumped about this #StrangeLit plunny, I even felt the urge to flood Rix’s Twitter DM because of it. But now, two weeks into the class and I still have a blank manuscript. Sure, I got distracted by a little #TalesFromTheMetro, but that shouldn’t have kicked my plunny away.…

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Personal, Projects, Writing

Backtracking a bit: My #SparkNA journey

July 2, 2015

It’s been almost a month since the #SparkNA writing workshop came to a close, and I never really got around to writing about the experience–or I did, but in increments over the past few months–because 1) things got crazy at work, and; 2) I think I’m still in denial that it had already ended. During our second and last face-to-face…

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끝. Wakas. The End.

June 5, 2015

I am a writer who dislikes writing endings. Which is kind of weird, right? As a writer, I should feel happy about getting to the end of my story. It’s an achievement, something to be celebrated, even in the simplest of ways. And yet, during the past few years I’ve realized a trend when I’m about to close a work…

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Oh wow, writers everywhere!

April 13, 2015

I had the pleasure of spending my Saturday afternoon with a room full of Filipino authors last April 11th at the National Bookstore Super Branch in Cubao. It was our first #F2F, or Face to Face class for#SparkNA with Mina and a few representatives from Anvil Publishing’s Spark Books. My friends and I came a bit late, so naturally, we…

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Personal, Projects, Writing

“Let’s be brave.”

April 9, 2015

It’s barely been a week since #SparkNA began (in case you missed it, here’s a post a made about this free writing class I joined), but I’ve already learned a lot–from our facilitator, Mina Esguerra, to my very passionate support group and fellow classmates. But it all starts with bravery, it seems, and I think it very appropriate that this…

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Let sparks fly!

March 5, 2015

If you are an aspiring writer residing in the Philippines (preferably the Greater Manila Area), great news! Anvil Publishing’s Spark Books is sponsoring a writing class called #SparkNA with Mina Esguerra at the helm. The class is absolutely free and will be done online, with two or three optional face-to-face classes which are still to be announced. Classes will run…

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