Checking In.

This post is brought to you by Cesc Fabregas, because I have terrible taste in futbol boyfriends and I still haven’t forgiven Spain for getting themselves eliminated in the first round of the World Cup. Okay, so the teeth are the deal-breaker here. But still! The eyes! The hair! Don’t laugh at me!  I promised that I would start blogging

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That Cake: Lessons in Writing a Contemporary Romance Novella

So: Save the Cake. I’m finally finished with the full Draft 1 for Mina V. Esguerra’s contemporary-romance writing class, though it feels more like Draft 0.5 because it’s still kind of raw around the edges (and could use some copy-editing, besides) – at around 37,000 words, it’s still a monster that could use a little bit of trimming. A part of

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Heads-Up.

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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Let’s Do This Again

A frustrated cake baker, desperate to be taken seriously. Source: anna-mavritta.blogspot.com.au via Sarah on Pinterest A talented videographer, yearning for stability. Source: Uploaded by user via Kyleigh on Pinterest A wedding designed as a beautiful fairy tale… Source: Uploaded by user via Kevin on Pinterest …and destined to descend into epic chaos. Source: Uploaded by user via Lilly on Pinterest

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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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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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