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?