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Issa N. Uycoco-Bacsa
BE INSPIRED. Issa Bacsa used to work in a medical laboratory and could have been working in forensics.
Issa has been concocting tales since the late ’80s. Her educational background, her work experiences, and her love of writing gives the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats.
BREW PLOTS.Crime Fiction Lab is a place where crime stories brew and turns into fiction.
FIX IT LATER. Like other laboratory 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 her. Let's begin.
Writes novels, novellas, 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, web content, and business plans
Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines
At a Glance
All first-hand accounts
True Crime Stories
Follow The Lead
When it comes to creative writing, no commandments are carved in stone. Any writer can bend, twist, stretch, crush, or shred any of the rules of writing that has been handed down by mentors and known authors we all want to become. However, there are still “laws” that are common among all writers that to Read more about The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments[…]
Take Me is a 2017 crime comedy by Pat Healy who also stars as Ray Moody opposite Taylor Schilling. The film begins with Ray Moody (Healy) applying for a bank loan for his business, Kidnap Solutions, LLC. Come on, what bank would provide financial help to a business that specializes in abductions? Ray’s business is an Read more about Take Me[…]
The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer (1987) is a non-fiction book that documents the senseless killing of three employees from CBS. It was Monday after Easter, 12 April 1982, at the parking lot of Pier Ninety-two, Margaret Barbera, a bookkeeper, was about to go home. She tried to open her BMW but found it unusual Read more about The CBS Murders[…]
Contratiempo, also known internationally as The Invisible Guest, is a 2016 Spanish film by Oriol Paulo. Aside from being a crime fiction fan, I also appreciate foreign films like this. The story starts when lawyer Virginia Goodman visits businessman Adrian Doria, who is under house arrest for killing his mistress, fashion photographer Laura Vidal. For Read more about Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)[…]
Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]
You might have noticed some changes on my website — from the big title section down to the footer. I knew and I felt the need for change. Everything in me is a work in progress. You might think I’m fickle minded because I keep on changing. I used to be a perfectionist and every Read more about Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.[…]
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer. He was noted for creating the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. When I was a child, I’ve been hearing references to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. But it was only during my professional years that I got hold of the complete volumes of his works. Read more about 7 Little Known Facts About Arthur Conan Doyle[…]
After winning Honorable Mention in a screenplay writing contest, I lent my screenplay manuscript to a co-worker for her to read. When she returned to me the manuscript, she said, “…the story is good, but it’s episodic…” Hearing the word “episodic”, I immediately agreed because in my thoughts the story was also based in some Read more about When They Say That Your Writing is Episodic[…]
While browsing of what movies to watch on iFlix, I stumbled upon Mr. Holmes, a 2015 film by Bill Condon and stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes. It’s 1947, Sherlock Holmes is 93 years old, long-time retired, and living in a rural farm with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her son, Roger. He Read more about Mr. Holmes (2015)[…]
The whole world celebrates Father’s Day today and here are my random thoughts about it. I can say I’m a Daddy’s Little Girl. Not because I’m the only child, but also because my Dad and I are much closer than I was with my Mom. I grew up under the care of my uncle, Mom’s eldest brother, Read more about Thoughts On Father’s Day[…]
Ordeal By Innocence, (1958) by Agatha Christie I think I mentioned before that Ordeal By Innocence, the 1958 novel of my idol, Agatha Christie, is the first book I’ve read among Christie’s long list of novels. I was on my sixth grade when I got hold of a copy of it. 32 years after, I Read more about Ordeal By Innocence[…]
Casting JonBenet is a 2017 documentary film by Kitty Green. It is about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case in 1996 and the actors’ thoughts about her death and its investigation. “I’m ___, and I’m auditioning for the role of ___.” The film opens with kids wearing similar American-themed costumes scrambling to their seats, getting ready Read more about Casting JonBenet[…]