So I actually meant to write today’s blog post about a month ago, but for different reasons, I had delayed to write and release it until now. We’re at the end of the fourth month of 2018, and in my journey to pursuing creative collaborations with others, I have experienced a setback recently. Continue reading
Being both the author of two novels and an adamant reader, I’ve become familiar with the process and the way that reviews are written online from other readers from around the world. As a result, I’d like to think I’ve become accustomed to the qualities that make a good review, and qualities that make a poorly executed one.
It’s the latter that drive me crazy, especially as the recipient of quite a few of them. That’s why today, I break it down for everyone by explaining how NOT to write a book review: Continue reading
Without going into context, let’s just say that you’re going to start seeing a lot more interview-based pieces written by me make appearances online over the next few weeks. If you’ve read any of my feature pieces I’ve written in the past, then you might see how I’ve had experience in both writing them in an article-styled format and in a transcript format. For these several feature pieces I have lined up, all of them have been written in the article style. Continue reading
I’m writing a day ahead of my weekly blog post with a very special announcement. As I have briefly indicated in previous blog posts, I’m currently involved in the making of the upcoming second iteration of “The Geek Show.” For those who need a refresher, “The Geek Show” is both a love letter and critique to contemporary geek culture; explored by way of sketch comedy, dramatic pieces, and other mediums appropriate for the stage. Continue reading
So I have a quick little announcement to make.
I made it known a while back on how I made a request form available for anyone who is interested in inviting me to speak or participate in an event. Well, for some reason, it only took up until recently where I’ve realized that I should make something similar available for anyone who wants to interview me. Continue reading
There a lot of how-to books when it comes to creative writing, and for those who take lessons and value away from them make for the ultimate handy guides.
In one of these books recently, my dad came across something one author made when it comes to developing the story. What the author said was that before putting pen to paper, the writer must have an awareness for just what the point of the story is; the “why” or the “so what?” if you will. My dad relayed this information to me, followed by the question as to whether or not if I, as an author, believe it to be true. I didn’t have to think too hard about it at the time, as I immediately answered with no. While I gave a brief reasoning as to why I think that then, I now want to take this opportunity to elaborate on that. Continue reading
So this is an atypical blog post from what I would normally write on a Saturday, but due to another week that kept me occupied more so than usual, I didn’t have too many moments to contemplate a topic for the week. That’s why I figured that today would be wise to do the following: Continue reading
I’m really excited to share with you all this special audio story I got to write, record, and produce for one of the podcasts that I follow, This Filipino American Life. As part of a new series of guest-produced audio stories they’re doing, I’m thrilled to share with you all “About Tita;” a reflection on my Great Aunt Justita’s life and how it intertwines with my own. Continue reading