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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 5 – Your Writing Toolbox

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#NaPodWriMo - Episode 5

It’s Day 2 of National Novel Writing Month! Have you been able to hit your daily writing targets? If so, congratulations.

Just like any other huge project, it’s important to have the right tools for NaNoWriMo. What are yours? I discuss the useful apps, instruments and methods that a writer needs to tackle the obstacles in her way.

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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 4 – What are You Giving Up for #NaNoWriMo?

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#NaPodWriMo - Episode 4

It’s Day One of National Writing Month! Are you excited to start? Did you stay up till midnight last night to start writing? In this episode I give suggestions on what activities you might want to consider giving up for the month of November to help you achieve your 50,000 words. Plus some things I think you shouldn’t give up, not even for NaNoWriMo.

I missed yesterday’s episode, sorry. I had to work on my latest chapter of The Billionaire’s Game. In fact, I’m getting back to it as soon as I post this episode. So if you’ve been waiting for TBG on Radish, chapter 34 should be available by tomorrow morning. *crosses fingers*

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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 3 – Outlining

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#NaPodWriMo Episode 03 : Outlining

This episode is late, sorry! If you’re in, say, the West coast of the U.S. it you’re getting this just in time, but if you’re located in Asia, this episode is definitely late. Publishing one podcast episode a day is hard, and I totally expected to eff this up at some point. Apologies. I’m going to do my best to get back on track.

Today’s episode is outlining. This is not a lesson on how to outline, no. But I do try to argue the merits of outlining, and how a pantser (like me!) can ease into the process of working from an outline.

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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 2 – POV

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#NaPodWriMo Episode 02 : POV

Today we talk about point of view (POV) in novel writing. Not all types of POVs because I only know so much, and we don’t want this episode to run for hours. PLUS: a simple exercise you can do in a few minutes.

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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 1 – GENRE

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#NaPodWriMo Episode 01 : Genre

In the first episode of #NaPodWriMo, I talk about genre. And also possibly ninjas in regency romance novels.

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#NaPodWriMo – Episode 0 – INTRODUCTION

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#NaPodWriMo Episode 00 : Introduction

For reasons I will explain in this episode, I’m not doing #NaNoWriMo this year. But I am doing #NaPodWriMo. What is it? Listen and find out.

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How to find me and my stories on the Radish fiction app

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How to find me and my stories on the Radish fiction app

As many of you know, I publish stories on the Radish fiction app. It’s relatively new, just a little over a year old. So it’s not too surprising that some of you aren’t that familiar with how to navigate your way through it. Take heart, my dear readers. Not only is Radish exceedingly easy (and fun!) to use, but I’ve made a helpful tutorial video that might be of help.

Even though this tutorial is specifically made to show you how to find me and my stories on the Radish app, you may also use the same steps to find other fine authors and their stories.

So do check out the video below. Don’t forget to click the LIKE button and share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook! And so you always get updated whenever I have a new video up, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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#PHRomCon2017: Steamy Romance Authors Panel

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I don’t have a video of me on my panel (“Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages”), but I did manage to record a short video of another discussion panel. This is the steamy romance authors panel with Mina V. Esguerra, Jennifer Hallock, Georgette Gonzales, and Bianca Mori.

Thanks to everyone who went to yesterday’s Romance Convention. See you next year!

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“Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages” — Philippine Romance Convention 2017 (UPDATED)

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The Philippine Romance Convention 2017

What better time to have a book convention for romance readers than in February, right? If you love books about love, join me and other romance authors and readers at the Philippine Romance Convention 2017 on February 19, 2017 at the Activity Center of the Alabang Town Center mall in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. The convention will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

I will be on a panel — “Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages” — along with a few other authors who have made their mark on online fiction platforms such as Wattpad and Radish. So if you’re an aspiring romance author who’s giving online fiction a go or a published author who wants to expand their readership in the online fiction market, this panel is for you! The panel discussion will be at 10.30 to 11.30 a.m., followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A. I’m looking forward to answering your questions on the topic.

ETA: Other authors on the Writing Online panel include Alyssa Urbano, Jen Recato-Daño, Yeyet Soriano and Ysa Arcangel.

Romance Convention 2017 - Writing Online Panel

There will be other panel discussions featuring some of your favorite Filipino authors, plus lots and lots of books for sale. I’ll update this post with more info on con activities as soon as it’s available.

See you on the 19th! If you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to RSVP.

The Philippine Romance Convention 2017

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Writers’ Resources: Podcasts! — Part 1 : Craft

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Writing Resources - Podcasts - Craft - Ansela Corsino

Writing is hard sometimes, and for me, I kinda need all the help I can get. As with most writers, I learned writing from reading. However, it’s always great to hear from actual professional writers who want to share their knowledge and experiences with others. While blogs and writing books are fine, I’ve always enjoyed podcasts about writing. Here are some of the writing podcasts I listen to that discuss the craft of writing. Read More