Category: #AdultingForAuthors

  • #011 – Words and Lyrics with Jay E. Tria

    #011 – Words and Lyrics with Jay E. Tria

    Romance author Jay E. Tria and I chat about productivity, writing fictional bands and … eggs. Among other things! I also ramble on about fountain pens. Enjoy!

  • #010 – Story Design with Brigitte Bautista

    #010 – Story Design with Brigitte Bautista

    Over a lovely breakfast at La Mere Poulard, I had a chat with F/F romance author Brigitte Bautista. We talked about how outlining made her a better, more productive writer and how writing fiction is kind of like programming, which is her day job.

  • #009 – Plot Challenges with Mina V. Esguerra

    #009 – Plot Challenges with Mina V. Esguerra

    I interview romance author Mina V. Esguerra about her writing process and how she manages to hit her word count goals. We also go in-depth about her difficulties with her latest book Kiss and Cry (which is available now so go get it). While we chatted, we had a yummy lunch at Mom and Tina’s in Greenhills on the Lunar New Year (yes this episode is super late sorry).

  • #008 – Poetry Jam with Paolo Manalo

    #008 – Poetry Jam with Paolo Manalo

    I spoke with poet and professor Paolo Manalo about how he makes words happen. It turns out writing fiction is a kinda different from writing poetry, who knew? If you love words, you’ll enjoy this episode.

  • #007 – Spreadsheets and Divas with Tara Frejas

    #007 – Spreadsheets and Divas with Tara Frejas

    This week’s episode features an interview with romance author Tara Frejas. We met over dinner at Barcino on a Sunday night, and she shared with me her writing process and why she writes the stories she does, among a lot of things. We also chat about the upcoming #RomanceClass film project and a romance anthology she’s co-authoring with five other writers. And as a special treat, this episode also includes a recording of a live reading of an excerpt of one of Tara’s books. Check out Tara’s bio below, and further down, the episode shownotes.

  • #006 – Pressure to Rep with Chi Yu Rodriguez

    #006 – Pressure to Rep with Chi Yu Rodriguez

    I chatted with Chi Yu Rodriguez at Starbucks on Matalino about how she finished a book in full-day writing sessions, and why being an #OwnVoices author writing bisexual characters in romance has its own unique kind of difficulty. You also get a special treat: at the end of the episode, I’ve added the live reading […]

  • #005 – Plotting the Landian with Carla de Guzman at Tyler’s

    #005 – Plotting the Landian with Carla de Guzman at Tyler’s

    This week’s episode is an interview with romance author Carla de Guzman. At Tyler’s Cafe over pancakes and cheese, we discussed Carla’s productivity tools and processes.

  • AfA – 04 – Fandom and Fiction with Liana Smith-Bautista at B&B (part 2 of 2)

    AfA – 04 – Fandom and Fiction with Liana Smith-Bautista at B&B (part 2 of 2)

    Happy new year! In this episode I explain why AfA episode 4 is super late, and what I’ve been doing on the last day of 2018. We also have the second part of my interview with Liana Smith Bautista at the Books & Brews Cafe. We chatted about fanfiction and the communities around them, and more writing productivity tools.

  • AfA – 03 – With Liana Smith-Bautista at B&B (part 1 of 2)

    AfA – 03 – With Liana Smith-Bautista at B&B (part 1 of 2)

    This is the second author interview I conducted while I was in Cebu City a few weeks ago. This time, I chatted with Liana Smith-Bautista, an editor and romance author (she writes under the pen name Kate Sebastian). I spoke with Liana over coffee, pasta and cookies at the Books & Brews Cafe, and she shared her productivity tips, including scary apps and what music is great to write to.

  • AfA – 02 – With KC Cimafranca at the ABC (part 2 of 2)

    AfA – 02 – With KC Cimafranca at the ABC (part 2 of 2)

    I met up with KC Cimafranca — author of paranormal and fantasy fiction — at the Abaca Baking Company in Cebu. We discuss how to write when your brain refuses to cooperate and your characters fall silent.

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