Today’s Dispatch: The Writing Soundtrack

I’m one of those writers who always gets confused with the playlist i’m supposed to listen to, and the soundtrack for my writing. This month’s Screnzy is no exception. On the one hand, I have Ella Fitzgerald, for the moments where Claire wallows deeper in her own self-pity. On the other: Terence Trent D’arby. (In fairness, the man currently known

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Because Every Day is 04/01, and Sometimes 01/04

Today is Palm Sunday, and my brother’s birthday, so everything’s going to be totally laid-back at the Hacienda tomorrow. Not to mention that there will be some Script Frenzy action going on, which means a lot of quiet time for yours truly. In the parallel universe, however, this is actually happening: Yes, it’s true: Cumberbaraoke exists. Also: This never happened. From all

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Today’s Dispatch: Hello, I’m Stella, and I’m a Pinterest Addict.

I am somewhat ashamed of the fact that I put this together on Pinterest, at a moment when I should be studying for my exams. (I am even more ashamed that the pinboard contains a picture of Channing Tatum with his shirt off, and another of you-know-who threatening to rip his apart… but that’s another story.) I am not ashamed, however, of

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Today’s Dispatch: It’s An Honor Just to Be…

While I may have banned all stressful things (read: schoolwork and celebrity gossip) from my hospital room during last week’s confinement, I still managed to get a little bit of progress done on the screenplay version of Nominated. One of the things that stood out for me during the whole noodling-around process for the story was the whole “Hollywood-as-high school

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WIP Week, Dispatch #2: Her Name Is Veronica (NaNoWriMo 2011)

Welcome to the second day of WIP Week, where we check in on what’s happening with my current works-in-progress. Our WIP for the day was written during NaNoWriMo 2011 as an Agatha Christie-esque mystery and suspense thriller, featuring a call-center agent from Manila who finds her inner heroine after uncovering her true identity as an heiress for an important political family.

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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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