Due to a pilot study I’m conducting as part of my thesis, I won’t be updating this blog for the next two weeks. Regular posts should start after Valentine’s Day, or as soon as I get my bearings back. 

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Today’s Dispatch: Fear and Self-Loathing in Quezon City

Here’s what I just realized: When I write things -whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or research – I tend to write with a lot of confidence; the words just fly through me and they’re practically unstoppable. Then people get to meet me, and I revert to default mode: skittish, nervous, and – at times – almost on the verge of a

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So, How Did Your Week Go?

Well, for one thing, I’m writing two papers at the same time, and I don’t recommend it. As soon as I finish one, I end up procrastinating on another. Big drain on the system, that. That also meant spending the entirety of Valentine’s Day all alone, with nothing but literature reviews to keep me warm at night. And, oh yeah,

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Today’s Dispatch: All Progress on The Research Front

Since my fiction writing has taken a back seat to my academics (so far), I figured I should share a little bit about what I’m doing on the research front. For the last two weeks, I’ve been doing field work for two different classes, which has taken me to so many places that I would never have seen if 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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