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Nine Years Away: Available for Preorder!

Will the secrets of the past destroy their future? Kim Del Rosario was abandoned by her date at the prom, and worse, she had the most terrible humiliation of her life that night. Never mind that Christian Mendiola was called away on an emergency—his absence hurt as much as the emotional blows that she’d been dealt with then. Nine years…

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books, novel, rants

The Things We Deserve

So…how do you find a happy ending when the world is on fire? How can you justify falling in love when freedom is at risk, when rights are being threatened, when values are attacked and truth is treated with disregard? How does anyone do this? I’m not one to talk; I’m single, for one thing, and my constant struggle with…

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characterization, novel, this is how I write, work in progress

True North and The Korean Drama: Lessons in Romance Writing

Allow me to explain: The plaid-covered hottie featured above is Lee Dong-Wook, best known to K-drama fans as Grim Reaper on Goblin. As you can see, Dong-Wook is a snack-and-a-half, though not nearly as dish-worthy as he is in his black-and-white Reaper wardrobe. (I mentioned on Twitter that I now know how fangirls feel when they see pictures of Tom Hiddleston…

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT: Feels Fest 2016!

Note: I will be attending this event! Buy our books, get them signed, or just say hi!  Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5  Buy some feels & listen to a little love at the #romanceclass FeelsFest on Saturday, October 22, at Glorietta 5  Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give…

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