Crime Fiction Lab 1B

Published Works

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A dream came true for Regine Sta. Maria as she debuts as a news anchor for the evening news. After the newscast, she received a bouquet of flowers and a phone call from someone who calls himself her Number One Fan. His message: make him number one or else, someone will die. The next day, she dismissed it as a mere prank. After a week, the police found her Journalism professor dead. She realized that Number One Fan proved his threat. Journalists start to die one by one and Regine had to guess who Number One Fan is. But how if her only clue was the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?



Kung ang Txt i My CuPdo (“,) — Can I Use My Love Line? — I’m Greg, Short for Gregarious — WARNING: No English translation available. This first trilogy was written for the Filipino audience in mind at the time of writing and it was full of idiomatic expressions, jargons, and nuances typical of the time and setting of the story. Translating it to English might change its contextual meaning.

Go to Guilty


One accident: drunk driving. One died: Kaye, the Mayor’s daughter. One case: Reckless imprudence resulting to homicide. One suspect: Paolo, Kaye’s boyfriend and his family’s black sheep. One verdict: Guilty beyond reasonable doubt. One problem: Paolo has post-retrograde amnesia. One lawyer: Atty. Rita Madrilejos, who will do her very best to prove Paulo’s innocence and win her first solo case. NOTE: Written in Filipino

Go to Si Aling Mameng

Si Aling Mameng

Aling Mameng, as she was called, was the most hated neighbor in Sunshine Village, a small subdivision outside Metro Manila. So when she died of heart attack, no one came to her funeral. But when the police found out that she was poisoned, all who hated her became suspects.



The Vixens are Ana: That Sort of Girl — Irene: The Former Mrs. Tan — Eva: A Hidden Life — Three stories about a single mom, a divorcee, and a mistress, and about what they have in common: finding true love and getting it. An erotic romance novel for mature audiences.



Here’s inviting you to help me experiment on a legal drama and a “what if” story. Both are brewing up in the crime fiction lab.

Crime Fiction Writing

Issa N. Uycoco-Bacsa

Inside Her Crime Fiction Laboratory
Crime Fiction Fan, Instructor, & Writer

Crime Fiction Lab is a place where my stories brew and I’m your funky brewster. I used to work in a medical laboratory and could have worked in forensics. One day, a writing bug bit my right hand. It stung so deep that I have found myself concocting tales since the late ’80s. My educational background, my work experiences, and my love of writing have given me the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats. Like other lab subjects, this site contains theories and lab activities from which you can learn a thing or two about crime fiction writing. And if you're in need of someone who could write and do some research for you, feel free to contact me. Let's begin.

  • Primarily writes novels, short stories, screenplays, & comics manuscripts (graphic novels)

  • Writes articles, reviews, and blogs for web content and SEO

  • Writes ad copies, press releases, and social media posts across major social media networks

  • Can do work-related writing, editing, & proofreading including newsletters, corporate profiles, and website content


Benjamin Franklin said, "If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing." I decided to do both.

The Company

Creative Mixed Media Freelancing
Creative Mixed Media started as a production house project back in 2001 as a SEC-registered partnership. I started freelance writing in 2002 and enjoying the work at home life since then, with a few employments in between.

Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines

A proud member of the Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) since 2012.

The Clients

Alphabetically arranged in a separate page are some of the freelance writing gigs I’ve done for clients or companies that I’ve worked with. Efforts are made to keep this list updated.

Honorable Mention

Awarded Honorable Mention (finalist) in the 1999 FDFPI Screenwriting Contest for my first screenplay, “Sa Likod ng Puting Uniporme”. The Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. sponsored the competition.

At a Glance

In one of my blogs is a creative resume in an infographic style that summarizes who I am.

Hire Me

Estimates on all writing projects are customized for each client. A writing project could be quoted based on the nature and scope of the project, the actual budget, and the time required for me to finish it. Feel free to contact me for quotation .

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Crime Fiction Writing Workshop

Pen Soliloquys

Follow the lead of this bleeding pen, its ink is black as coal; Random thoughts, rants, and moans; keys and clicks on white screen mode.

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