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48 Hours – A City of London Thriller

48 Hours – A City of London Thriller by J. Jackson Bentley (2011) I’ve stumbled upon this e-book years ago on Free-eBooks.net but it was only recently that I got the chance to read it in full. Josh Hammond worked as a financial adjuster in London. One day, he received a text message from someone Read more about 48 Hours – A City of London Thriller[…]

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Celebrate World Book Day. Read!

23 April is World Book Day. Since 1995, countries around the world celebrate this day to promote not just reading but also publishing and copyright. It is also the death anniversary of Shakespeare and Cervantes. Some countries celebrate World Book Day by reading their literary works. These days, reading is not much as it used Read more about Celebrate World Book Day. Read![…]

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (2000, Scribner) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is Stephen King’s book after his car accident in 1999. It is basically a memoir that documents his experiences as a writer and at the same time, relays his advice for aspiring writers. In 2010, Scribner published Read more about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft[…]

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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 Do I Defend Criminals?” something like that. While writing the story, I used the casting Read more about Guilty[…]

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Number One Fan (book trailer)

I’m not a multimedia artist but I do tinker a lot. This time, I tried creating a video on Stupeflix and here’s what I produced: Most book trailers I’ve seen are less than 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Mine was only a 30-seconder. Let me know your thoughts. Again, there’s always a first time Read more about Number One Fan (book trailer)[…]

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If You Only Knew – Present Day: Huan

“YOU SHOULDN’T BE HERE,” Huan heard a familiar booming voice behind him. He turned around and saw General Quitano standing behind him, smiling. “I’m sorry, Chief, just got used to it,” Huan said. He approached the General and shook his hand. “It had become so automatic that I would go back here after work. But Read more about If You Only Knew – Present Day: Huan[…]

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If You Only Knew – Present Day: Rosanna

THE DOORS WERE OPENED FOR THEM, especially for her. She loved this kind of attention. After all, she was not Rosanna Marquez-Sy for nothing. Cameras flashed again and again. She smiled at the photographers for their job well done. She was on the papers again for the bad reason but confident that her lawyer will Read more about If You Only Knew – Present Day: Rosanna[…]

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All I Remember

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of FICTION IN PROGRESS.   I remembered holding a glass. I felt I had drunk its content because I felt my thirst was quenched. I remembered being refreshed after drinking something so cool. I couldn’t remember what I drank, though. Was it water? Was it wine? I looked around and Read more about All I Remember[…]

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Deleted Prologue

While writing my novel Number One Fan during NaNoWriMo last November 2012, I wrote a prologue to start my story. I thought it would be a good idea to explain a certain backstory of the main character at that time. There are some novels that used this technique and it worked for them in the Read more about Deleted Prologue[…]

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The First Trilogy (in Original Filipino Text)

Looking back from where I started, I couldn’t help but smile. It brought back memories and at the same time it showed me a pattern — either a pattern of growth or a pattern of style. This year, I decided to release in e-book format my first trilogy which I wrote 13 years ago. Publishing an Read more about The First Trilogy (in Original Filipino Text)[…]

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The Vixens

The original plan on The Vixens was a 6-part erotica series in the tradition of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. It was originally a ghostwriting project for an erotica website in the UK and the instruction was to “make it titillating to women readers (the market).” However, my client and I parted ways Read more about The Vixens[…]