The Road to NaNoWriMo: Week 2 and 3 Recap

I’m sorry I forgot to post last week; I had so many things going on over the weekend that I wasn’t able to post anything substantial. But what’s most important to note here is that, in the span of three weeks, I managed to do something that I would not have been able to do in any year: I FINISHED!

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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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BOOK REVIEW: If The Dress Fits, by Carla De Guzman

Martha Aguas kind of has it all–she’s an accountant who loves numbers, an accident-prone puppy that loves her, and the perfect wardrobe. Yes, she wears a dress size 24, her bras don’t fit and she’s never had a boyfriend, but so what? It becomes a big deal when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement to Enzo, the only boy she’s ever

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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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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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