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Stella Torres
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Author, blogger, lifelong writer.
Author, blogger, lifelong writer.

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The Good and The Bad
Let me start with the bad news first: This may be the last time I will be posting on this blog, or at least in this space. There are a lot of things going on--novel revisions being one of them (and I'll get to this later)--but the main thing is that I've de...
The Good and The Bad
The Good and The Bad
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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas (Plus Giveaway!)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / NA Release Date: October 24, 2017 Book Cover Design: Miles Tan Photography: Chi Yu Rodriguez Model: Fred Lo SYNOPSIS It's all fun and games until someone catches feelings.   If there's something Pio Alvez is good at, it's prete...
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BLOG TOUR + CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas (Plus Giveaway!)
Welcome to the Press Preview tour for Like Nobody's Watching! I have been privileged to be a part of the tour for this book--as you may know, Tara Frejas wrote Waiting in The Wings , which was one of my favorite books of the past year. LNW is a sequel of so...
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Rebuilding The Story: Nine Years Away, Part 3 (Plot)
If there's anything that I'd learned in the last three months, it's the understanding that plotting a romance manuscript is different from plotting novels in different genres. I'd spent months reading story structure books to see how I could build up the ro...
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Rebuilding The Story: Nine Years Away, Part 2 (Characterization)
Last week I mentioned that I kept a story bible for Nine Years Away , which was basically a journal of anything and everything related to the manuscript. It was less organized than a bullet journal, but more structured than a plain ol' brain dump. It was my...
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Rebuilding the Story: Nine Years Away, Part 1 (Story Bible)
First of all, let me explain: Nine Years Away is the story I wrote for #NaNoWriMo2016. I took several breaks from working on the revisions because of other projects that took greater priority over this one. After a month of not drafting anything, however, I...
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Favorite Things
It's the 250th blog entry on The Great Big Jump! This means I get to share with you some of my favorite things! Call it a midlife crisis, but my favorite things of the moment are the ones that I would have indulged in decades ago when I was still young and ...
Favorite Things
Favorite Things
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Manifesting Your Dreams
Let me tell you a story of how a simple question can lead to an extraordinary idea. Several months ago on Twitter, we had a Q & A session with actor Migs Almendras, who's also one of our live readers for #romanceclass. For some reason, I was feeling pretty ...
Manifesting Your Dreams
Manifesting Your Dreams
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Rebuilding The Story, or My Book 6 Update
They say that the best ideas happen when you're in the shower, and for a long time I thought that it wasn't going to happen to me. Well, it did, and it practically changed an entire book for me. It all happened after I turned in the edits to #romanceclass20...
Rebuilding The Story, or My Book 6 Update
Rebuilding The Story, or My Book 6 Update
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Bimonthly Goals: September to October
Whew. Time flew by these last two months, didn't they? As I mentioned earlier last month , I drafted my last Bimonthly Goals post  without knowing that I would get my #romanceclass2017 notes so soon.  When I did get those notes, everything that I'd intended...
Bimonthly Goals: September to October
Bimonthly Goals: September to October
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