Procrastination has been affecting my life since I can remember. Fortunately, these last couple of years, I’ve been suffering less of it or else I would’ve never achieved a novel’s first draft (it should be treated as an illness!). But I haven’t gone over it yet. I might now put a daily effort on myContinue reading “When old habits are hard to abandon… I’m looking at you Procrastination!”
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Writers do bend the rules!
I haven’t read Isabel Allende in a while. It’s my favorite Spanish speaking author. I remembered how I used to devour her books when I was a teenager. Her stories were so profound, her characters so alive. I haven’t read all of her books, and this reminds I might not be a proper author fan/follower. ButContinue reading “Writers do bend the rules!”
Knowing how NOT to write doesn’t mean knowing how to do it
Although, I know a lot of what not to do when writing fiction, it doesn’t necessarily mean I know how to do it. As odd as it sounds, it happens. Realization came on me these days. I don’t know if this is a normal stage writers arrive to as they spend more time writing, but it’sContinue reading “Knowing how NOT to write doesn’t mean knowing how to do it”
The new writing perspective
I’ve fallen into the most frequent mistake most amateur writers do: hurrying up too much.
Book review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
As I closed the last page of my book, I softly muttered “interesting” without even noticing. My mother happened to be near me at that moment. She asked me “What did you just read?” I waved the book cover to her and answered “A book about punctuation.” She winced. I would have probably winced tooContinue reading “Book review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves”