The thing about December is that it decided to arrive at the tail end of an already terrible year. 2016 has decided to beat us up in terms of brutality (physically and psychically) on top of the everyday violence we already experience as human beings trying to live on this rapidly deteriorating planet. It probably… Read More December Doldrums and Delights
So the last time I tried doing NaNoWriMo was in 2011, where I literally tapped out after 2K words. But here’s the thing: I literally need to finish my Kabanata novel by the first of December, because I received a creative work grant from the university that allowed me to teach fewer classes this semester.… Read More NaNoWriMo 2016?
I’m not a very big fan of scary stories and horror films. I’m not the type of person who enjoys thrill-seeking adventures (see: my acrophobia), and while stories are still slightly better than films – especially slasher films, or horror films that concentrate on gore – it’s still a genre that I’m probably never going to enjoy as… Read More Hey It’s Halloween!
Write the actual book This is very important. You will have nothing to launch if you did not write anything in the first place. To my past self’s surprise, I never really imagined writing a collection of short fiction; my writing trajectory in college was poetry, and so I wrote fiction as finger exercises, a way to… Read More Instructions on How to Launch a Book
So it’s been a crazy week, and there’s just been so many things going on that it’s hard to get my head straight. But one of the nice things about having a busy week is that you get to meet a lot of people and catch up with others. Bears in Binondo One of the… Read More Of Busy Bears and School Talks
You can find me doing a few things in the next few months: St. Paul Pasig HUMSS Talk I’ll be speaking with the Grades 11 and 12 students at St. Paul’s College, Pasig, as part of the “Home Grown Stories from Home Town Glories” series for HUMSS students. Initially set for August 10, 2016, but… Read More Appearances: Aug-Sept 2016
I’ve always been wary of being called a writer. When I was in high school, my English teacher told me that calling one’s self a writer was the height of conceit, that one was mayabang if one called themselves a writer. Someone else had to call you a writer. Else, you can just describe your activity… Read More Writes and wrongs