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The Good and The Bad

Let me start with the bad news first: This may be the last time I will be posting on this blog, or at least in this space. There are a lot of things going on–novel revisions being one of them (and I’ll get to this later)–but the main thing is that I’ve decided on moving this blog to a new…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Week 1 Progress

(Screengrab: my original Scrivener file for Nine Years Away. Click to enlarge!)  And we’re off!  It’s been only five days, but I’ve been seeing some progress. Right now my word count is at 14,977 words, with an average of 2.496 words daily according to the NaNoWriMo site–a little over the 2,000 words per day that I’ve allotted for myself this…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Building Characters

One of the weaknesses that I’ve noticed in my writing comes from characterization: judging from the reviews that I’ve gotten for my books, it seems as if my characters don’t seem to fall in line with the other beats of the story. I understand where this is coming from–in a way, it’s a leftover from my days as a pantser–but…

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: It’s Live!

It’s October! And I’ve already posted my novel on the NaNoWriMo website! Yay! [/waves pompoms] Here’s the synopsis, which I put together on Sunday afternoon when I was assembling my NaNo page: Nine years ago, Kim Del Rosario suffered the worst humiliation of her life when Christian Mendiola abandoned her at the prom. So why can’t she shake him off the moment…

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My Life In Tweets

Right now my Twitter feed is a mess of political posts (it is an election year in the Philippines, after all) but I’ve managed to sneak in a few peeks into my life in the meantime. Here are some highlights: So here’s a thing: https://t.co/U7vVMl9HC2 — Stella Torres (@TheStellaTorres) April 11, 2016 Yes, the book is coming. Yes, the title…

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