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Stella Torres
A graduate student and aspiring writer on a quest for wisdom, knowledge, and good shoes.
A graduate student and aspiring writer on a quest for wisdom, knowledge, and good shoes.

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When Your Old Writing Haunts You
What my #NaNoWriMo2016 project looks like on Scrivener. (Not the manuscript in this story) Recently I had the chance to look at a manuscript that had been resting in my hard drive for months, since I hadn't been able to revise it while I was working on othe...

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Time Management For Slackers
Source: One of the things I've been working on since the year started is using a planner to keep track of my days. I'll admit, during the first few days of the semester I was excited to use my planner to note every appointment down--and I did, to...

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Beyond The Stars
First things first: Yes, I was at the #BitterxSweet event at Ayala Museum, where I sold Crushingly Close and Save the Cake (and signed both books for fans) as well as stuck around for the live readings. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures from that event, ...

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Crushingly Close: The Indie Print Edition
First and foremost, here's the cover for the print edition! This cover was designed by the awesome Gail Villanueva , who took our original design for the ebook cover and added the view of Jakarta at night as a nice touch. As with the case of the ebook cover...

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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 ...

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Crushingly Close: Now Available for Pre-Order!
Now you can have your own print copy of Crushingly Close! Pre-orders are now open until February 8 before the Philippine edition launch on February 11. Payment information will be forwarded to you once the form has been received. Hope to see you then! Loadi...

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Writer's Drinks, For People Who Can't Stand Caffeine
In the last ten years I've had a torturous relationship with caffeine. Sometimes it gives me the worst side effects, from palpitations to anxiety, and I'm practically inconsolable. Sometimes I get the wrong dosage, and I get so wired that everything comes c...

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Bimonthly Goals: January to February
Happy New Year! I know it's been a month since my last post, but a lot of things happened over the Christmas break that threw me for a loop: deaths in the family, academic delays, and even a stomach bug that nearly ruined the first few days of 2017 for me. ...

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A Dispatch from the Save the Cake Universe
How about a short check-in with Sean and Eloisa? This snippet was part of a short story that I had been writing on and off until I realized that I didn't know what I was doing. But I couldn't resist having a story from Sean's point of view, and I thought I'...

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The Road to NaNoWriMo: Week 2 and 3 Recap
I'm sorry I forgot to post last week; I had so many things going on over the weekend that I wasn't able to post anything substantial. But what's most important to note here is that, in the span of three weeks, I managed to do something that I would not have...
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