May 3, 2017, was the day my second novel ‘North Emblem‘ was published. The project started since last year and overall, it took one year and a few months for this second novel to be completed—from writing, editing, formatting, copyright, designing, registration, and publication. It was with hard work and determination, finishing all the tasks … More When a writer isn’t writing
After a year of conceptualizing, writing, editing and listening to the voices of the characters in my head—telling me how to write their story, my second novel “North Emblem” is pre-released today—available this coming May 3, 2017. Finishing this novel took a lot of effort, patience, and determination. It was a product of hard work … More North Emblem, Pre-release
“Show don’t tell.” It’s one of the best practices in creative writing. As a romance writer myself, my goal is to let my readers experience the atmosphere of love through the words I’ve used, depicting a scene in the story—to make the reader feel what the character feels at a certain time and place. The … More My 14 ways to say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day.
This month marked my first year since my debut novel A Timeless Heartbeat came to life. And like what other indie authors have claimed, the challenges in dealing the authorship journey never ditch us. It takes a bountiful of efforts to become a novelist, fueling the desire to write a good story. But every struggle … More What inspired you to write?
Last October 22, 2016, I am one of the many lucky participants who joined the Indie Author Fringe (Frankfurt Book Fair) Online Conference organized by The Alliance of Independent Author (ALLi). It was such a privilege to learn many things from all of the speakers during that event. And of course, my notebook was with … More Notes Sharing: Developing Your Author Business Plan: The Key Components
Last 2008, when I took my Masters Degree in Business Administration, one of our professors asked us to present our dreams to class. The activity was fun and interesting as we get to discover the futuristic mind-setting of each one of us. I hardly recalled what I have shared with my classmates until recently when … More What motivates a writer to write?
Every day, we are faced with different challenges in our lives—career, family, health, love life, death, and conflicts among others. And it is our human nature to feel depressed or disappointed if things turned out the opposite of what we’d hoped for or expected. We tend to rely our happiness on something that we aimed … More How to make my failure a success?
Last May, I completed the manuscripts for the paperback edition of my debut novel, A Timeless Heartbeat. Right after I finished what has to be done, I felt that a chunk of my energy has faltered. And because of that, I was having a hard time to start writing Chapter 6 of my second novel. … More My rainbow towards success—7 ways to be productive
Two living souls who wish to rekindle a love—born from the past and reborn in the present. It was a love of a lifetime tested by time and age. But fate was elusive. The long days of waiting has consumed her peace—it leads to a dark plan. Another soul can spark their flame of love in exchange for something she can never take back—her life. Death is not the end, in the name of love. … More A Timeless Heartbeat New Cover Revealed
In every endeavor, there lies a specific goal that every writer would have wanted to achieve in this lifetime. The goal varies depending on the artistic claim of every writer. Hence, I’m speaking in behalf of my personal journey as I took the road of becoming a better novelist. I wanted to excavate my deepest … More Challenges of a writer #2: Achieving the goals.
As a writer and being new to this profession, it is inevitable that at times, I would ask myself, “Is it the best time for me to write at this very moment?” And when I gathered my thoughts to answer my own question, I would arrive with these two answers—yes and no. It is conflicting … More Challenges of a writer #1: Busy Schedule
Yep! I’m writing again. I can’t hide my excitement as I started plotting the story that I have in mind for my second novel. But like a mountaineer who is about to climb the highest part of a mountain, I must equip myself with things that I needed, in order to make every step of … More Conceiving a book: 5 Things to consider
Finally, my debut novel ‘A Timeless Heartbeat‘ under paranormal romance genre is here. I can sweep off a trace of sweat on my forehead and can confidently say, “Phew, I made it!” And I can’t wait to share with you some of the remarkable moments on my way to publishing. 1. Copyright Registration. Publishing a … More My Top 4 Amazing Moments Of My Debut Novel.
For every aspiring author like myself, coming up with a polished manuscript is the ultimate challenge since day one. After all, those sleepless nights of hard work and not to mention, the bottomless coffee in order to extend your awakening-lifeline support just to finish a chapter of your book embarked as your stepping stone of … More Top 4 emotions I am dealing with before publishing.
Editing, editing, editing, and editing. I am an aspiring novelist and becoming one is a dream come true for me. But they said, one couldn’t reach one’s dream unless you start doing something about it. So yes, I’m on it. I take the step every day to make it happen. And luckily, I did finish … More What’s my challenge these days?
I am because I love my job at the same time I love writing. I need to face the reality. Writing is a great profession but it will take a while for me to depend on it for a living. So I am a writer at the same time I handle a team in my … More Are You Torn Between Your Day Job And Your Dreams?
I love to read anything. Every day is a fun learning experience from that moment I turned on my laptop and opened a search engine in my browser. There’s always a topic that hovered in my mind, compelling my interest to explore beyond the knowledge that I have accumulated so far. I have no limits … More 8 Benefits I Can Get From Reading
After six months of conceptualizing and putting the voices of my characters into words and dialogues, I have finally completed my first unpublished novel. Writing the finale of the story significantly brought me to an ultimate experience being a writer. My attempt to build a humble beginning to pave way to this passion of mine, … More 3 Techniques I Used For My Editing Challenge
A guide from someone whose sense of direction is poor to the point of far beyond what other people mean when they said, they have poor sense of direction. Now let’s analyze your situation. So, you like to travel. You want to explore other places on your own. You want to feel independent. You want … More How I Improved My Sense Of Direction (10 Practical Tips)
For the past couple of months, I was plunged into a roller-coaster of emotions. The idea of seeking a wonderful source of emotion to seal the rift of disappointments and sadness has invoked the hope of tomorrow, thus, ignited the flame of excitement and adventure. But I never thought it would produce a salad of … More I feel them. I am a writer.
They say, the beginning justifies what’s today. I won’t forget the first time I have ignited the passion with just one spark. And then the flame just died on its own. The passion wavered and it was completely forgotten. It was in the summer of 1995 that I have started what they have called writing … More Where it all begins?
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Hi there. I know becoming a writer is not an easy-walk in a bed of roses. I need your point of views, your critics and thoughts that can help me assess if my writing has the flavor of a story that can create marks to the heart and mind of the readers. So I am … More My Dearest friend,