about me, authors, this is how I write, work in progress

My Teaser Thursday Experience

Last week, I took part in the first-ever Teaser Thursday for #romanceclass. Teaser Thursdays are for writers who want passages from their works-in-progress performed by live readers to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their writing. For this session, five writers submitted excerpts to be read by theater actors Fred Lo and Gab Pangilinan before a live audience at Cafe Publico…

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busy-ness, this is how I write, work in progress, writing

Working Hours

By the time this post goes live, I would’ve finished the revisions for my latest manuscript, which means that it would be (God willing) one step closer to publication. This also means that I had spent more than a month revising a manuscript that, frankly, needed all the work. But that’s not the reason why it took too long.  A…

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characterization, novel, this is how I write, work in progress

True North and The Korean Drama: Lessons in Romance Writing

Allow me to explain: The plaid-covered hottie featured above is Lee Dong-Wook, best known to K-drama fans as Grim Reaper on Goblin. As you can see, Dong-Wook is a snack-and-a-half, though not nearly as dish-worthy as he is in his black-and-white Reaper wardrobe. (I mentioned on Twitter that I now know how fangirls feel when they see pictures of Tom Hiddleston…

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So I Finished A Manuscript (#romanceclass2017 Edition)

After several days of struggling with time management, snit fits, and numerous distractions, I finally finished my first manuscript for 2017. If you do the math, that means I’ve finished three manuscripts in the span of six months (with this on-and-off one being the first and NaNoWriMo for the second), so I must have had a lot of time and…

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about me, announcements, books, NaNoWriMo, work in progress

My Life In Tweets

Right now my Twitter feed is a mess of political posts (it is an election year in the Philippines, after all) but I’ve managed to sneak in a few peeks into my life in the meantime. Here are some highlights: So here’s a thing: https://t.co/U7vVMl9HC2 — Stella Torres (@TheStellaTorres) April 11, 2016 Yes, the book is coming. Yes, the title…

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#amwriting

In case you were curious: Yes, I’m still working on the new book, but I’ve already given myself a deadline for it and it should be ready for editing in a matter of months.  But wait, there’s more!  Not only will I have Save the Cake out in print and the second book following before the end of the year,…

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