The Masculinity Effect

With AMW now a mere few months away from its release, I’ve really taken to looking through the book and examining for the influences from my own life and interests that have seeped through to my written words.  There’s plenty to point out: from the fact that the book is primarily set in modern times, to the way the characters behave; from the locations the chapters are set at, to plot line motives.

Through it all though, I have to say that one of the more interesting influences- to me as the writer- is the influence of masculinity that I incorporate at times throughout the book.  There’s something about the subject matter that I always find to be quite fascinating. Continue reading “The Masculinity Effect”

Thoughts About Gabriel García Márquez

It’s not everyday when an author’s name becomes a trending topic on Twitter.  However, when that is that case, then there’s often a legitimate reason why.  Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez was a trending topic this past Thursday when he passed away at the age of 87 from pneumonia.  Not only was this sad news for the Latin American community, but also the entire world. Continue reading “Thoughts About Gabriel García Márquez”

My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial

I’ve always been known to be an “old soul.”  I actually enjoy reading, I keep journals, I don’t like to go clubbing, I’m very selective about when I talk, I get along better with people who are older than me than people my own age, and so on.

However, I still have to be real.  I’m not as old as my mentality would show otherwise.  I’m what’s commonly referred to as a millennialContinue reading “My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial”

3 Months of Blogging: What Can I Work On?

As of this weekend, I’ve had this blog for three months.  Within that time, I’ve been able to convey to readers what’s been going on and what’s on my mind, all the while tying it in with the book that has yet to be released.  It’s all for the sake of getting to know me and understanding where I’m coming from; to get a better understanding for when the book comes out.

Within the past three months, I’ve learned a lot about blogging, in terms of how responsive which topics are over others, maintaining a blog and what not.  I’ve been able to come to terms with what it’s like to have a personal yet public form where you really get to share yourself with the world, beyond the mechanisms otherwise found in social media… and yet for me, I want to do more.  I want to improve. Continue reading “3 Months of Blogging: What Can I Work On?”

Listening and Talking Art with Dante

I never thought I would find myself kicking off my Spring Break in this fashion.  Two days ago, one of my favorite actors, Dante Basco, proposed a fan meet-up in Union Square in San Francisco.  He was here in the Bay Area these last few days to attend screenings for the latest film he’s in, “Awesome Asian Bad Guys,” at the 2014 CAAMFest, and so he thought it would be a good idea to meet up with fans here in the area and just talk.

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Thoughts About Collaborations

NOTE: I may be using “collaborate” and “kollaborate” interchangeably throughout today’s post, and if you know me, you know why. 😉

I was caught in quite a fickle this week at school when the people in a group project I had to do for one of my classes decided to wait until two days before our freaking presentation to finally come together and establish a plan of sorts.  Already I was telling them within the weeks we were given to work on this thing to act on the time we had, while we still could, and yet there they were; pulling off last-minute stunts, with me as the mule hauling their load. Continue reading “Thoughts About Collaborations”

Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!

designed by Lauren Lola
designed by Lauren Lola

Within the past few months of keeping this blog, I’ve unraveled bits and pieces about my book in progress, bit by bit.  I’m primarily keeping it under wraps for the sake of protecting the content until the day comes where it’s available to everyone and anyone who’s interested in reading it.  But with the fact that the month of its release is approaching fast now, I figured I should start revealing a little bit more about it. Continue reading “Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!”