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Penstoppe is a blog about writing. Although it is not a review, the writer in me (and some of my readers) still appreciate words of encouragement while living the writer’s life.

The Pitch

During my screenwriting workshop days, we spent a lot of time writing down a one-sentence story pitch on the board. Then our mentor, Nestor U. Torre, would comment if the pitch will sustain a film story or not. A pitch…

Genre

When we say genre, the first thing that comes into our minds is category. True, genres are categories of literary compositions. Each genre is determined by technique, tone, content, and even length. The criteria used to divide literary works into…

Guilty

I wrote Guilty back in August 2002, right after submitting the manuscript of Living In a Lie. The idea came from an article I’ve read from an old copy of the Reader’s Digest. If I’m not mistaken, the article was entitled, “Why…