Been thinking about writing a long thread about my last two to three years as a writer, but it hurts too much to lay it all out in public. So I’ll just give myself space to mourn, and maybe move on forward. — Stella Torres (@TheStellaTorres) August 13, 2019 I’m going to be honest with you: As much as I

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The End of the Beginning

So yeah, I finally–FINALLY–finished That Book. It took longer than I expected because of so many things that were going on simultaneously in my life: family issues, sickness, the death of a beloved pet. (Those back-to-back bacterial infections that brought me down during the last few weeks of July alone were enough to send me into a tailspin.) But, yeah,

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All About Chemistry

Once you’ve had a taste of it, there’s no going back– James Morrison, “Under the Influence” So: Remember the book I told you about in the last blog entry? Don’t worry, I’m still writing it, and I’m still determined to finish it before the month is over. In fact, I already know how it ends, so everything is just building

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When Inspiration Happens

Don’t take this the wrong wayYou knew who I was with every step that I ran to you– Hozier, “Someone New” It all started at a hotel lobby in Seoul, where I found myself being overcome with a profound sadness that I couldn’t figure out the origins. All I know was that I turned to my mom that evening and

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Sweet and Sticky

Like many writers, I can’t look at my early writing without feeling a little bit of discomfort. When I started writing romance, I was still in the English-major mindset where I was trying to Transcend The Genre, which meant (at that time) avoiding cliches and treacly language. I approached my novels with an air of seriousness, because let’s face it,

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The Road to NaNoWriMo 2018: A Prep Overview

One of the reasons why I disappeared from this blog had to do with the fact that I had spent most of my writing life in September and October working on the storyboard for the next Hideaway Trilogy book, Ten Weeks and Counting (title may change upon notice). While I might not be able to blog every day like I did when

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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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