The Road to NaNoWriMo 2016: Yes, I’m Outlining Now

Those of you who have read my interview on Jho Litonjua’s blog may remember that I have mentioned writing with outlines. This is a departure from the way that I used to write, and it sounds like a betrayal whenever I mention what a big difference outlining has made in my writing. You see, Save the Cake and Crushingly Close were

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WIP Week 2013, Dispatch #3: The Celeste Ballesteros Mysteries (Series)

And now, for the last entry of WIP Week 2013: A spin-off from Cada Veces starring the book’s original “leading lady,” Dra. Celeste Ballesteros. Series Title: The Celeste Ballesteros Mysteries  Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing, condensed.. Proposed Installments: Stunt (Script Frenzy 2013); Seven Funerals (NaNoWriMo 2013, assuming that none of my previous WIPs will require me to rebel) Premise: After

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WIP Week 2013, Dispatch #2: Cada Veces (NaNoWriMo Winner, 2012)

Welcome again to the second installment of WIP Week, where we discuss the projects (and would-be projects) that I have on my slate for 2013. Today we shall cover this year’s NaNoWriMo winner: a story that, in my words, had started with good intentions, only to become something else altogether.  ***** Title: Cada Veces  Abstract (as of this writing): Sabrina Mojica

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WIP Week 2013, Dispatch #2: Cada Veces (NaNoWriMo 2012)

Welcome to the second post for of WIP Week, where we check in on what’s happening with my current works-in-progress. Our WIP for the day was written as a very rough draft in November; what started as a high-concept story about an evil creative-writing teacher has turned into a sweet chick-lit story about a graduate student who finds herself –

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The Road to NaNoWriMo: My Attempt at Prepping

In the middle of the scramble between finishing my papers (not awesome) and watching Argo (so awesome that I might revise Right Here Right Now because of it), I actually forgot to plot my road map for Cada Veces. But since I’m taking the morning off to bond with Auntie Flo, this is what I have so far: 1) Ma’m Celeste

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Post #77 (Or: November Can’t Come Soon Enough)

We interrupt this moment of political righteousness to bring you some important news: I will be participating in NaNoWriMo 2012.  Unfortunately, I won’t be participating with my proposed “rebel” novel (Mabel Wilder), since planning for that project fell to the wayside between school, Script Frenzy, and Right Here Right Now (which will also take a brief hiatus in November). Instead, I

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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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