September sale

First of all, the e-book bundle is available for purchase. It contains the following:

One Third of a Wheel (novel)
Dream City (novel)
Jazz (novel)
The Writer (novel)
An Emperor’s Will (novella)
A Sad, Sad Symphony (short-story)
Remember (short-story)
A Prestigious Award (short-story)
The Sea (short story)
The Portrait of a Writer (essays)
Strangers (compilation of short stories)

All this for only $4.99 here. A bargain, I’d say.

Also, you’ve got advertising options.

Reblog – Do you have a blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 85,000.

It costs $50 and can be purchased here.

Sponsored post – I will write a blog post about your blog, or review one of your books, or interview you about your art. That’s right, this post is restricted to art related blogs/websites. You choose how you want the blog post to be, and what you want to contain. Also, the post will be kept “sticky” at the top of my website for an entire week.

It also costs $50 and can be purchased here.


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Writing can heal

writing_healing“Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.”  – Gao Xingian

Have you ever asked yourself why is it that people write? Why is it that they feel this urge?

Perhaps they do so because they don’t want to forget. Or maybe because they write differently from what they think, and only in writing do they find the freedom they so desperately need.

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believe“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”Anatole France

I often say that art is a matter of faith. That you have to believe in what you’re doing. You have to believe in the world you’re creating, in yourself, in your capabilities. Leave no room for doubt, petty frustrations, or insecurities.

I also say that it’s all just a matter of hard work. But sometimes you hit a wall. You’ve run out of things to say. You feel void of motivation, inspiration, or courage. What once brought you great pleasure, it’s now a tedious task.

Yes. We need to act upon our dreams, but we must never forget to dream. To hope. To aspire. To believe. Continue reading

Last twelve days…

First of all, I’d like to thank Celina, Jeridel, Liang, Krystal, and all the others who have so far contributed to my fundraiser. Your help has brought me closer to reaching my goal.

There are only twelve days left, still plenty of perks available, and I need your help. You can read more about my fundraiser here.

If you believe in this dream of mine, if you want me to keep going down this path, if you enjoy my blog/writing/jokes, or if you simply want to take advantage of the promotional opportunities offered by the perks from the fundraiser, you can contribute here.

You can also see more advertising opportunities here.

Every contribution matters. Every little bit helps. A lot.

Once more, thank you all for your help and support. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you,


The ideal reader

reader2I’d say that I’ve come a long way from my high school years, when I was struggling to find people who’d be interested in reading my stories. I’m not going to lie: it’s important to know that someone reads your stuff, that someone cares. Makes you feel less alone, and isn’t that one of the reasons we write?

And I appreciate that, and I’m truly grateful for being able to present my ideas or ask questions, to expect a response every single time I need one. But the truth is, we never write for a bunch of people. Yes, we talk a lot about finding our target audience, about all the ways we can improve how we reach our target audience, but that soon becomes a vague term, one that is used to define different people, who only share a number of preferences. Continue reading

A call for help

From time to time I contemplate the idea of abandoning my dream of becoming a full time writer. I get all kinds of ideas in my head. I’m just pretending to be a writer, and I’m not really good enough, and that I should simply give up.

A couple years ago, before I started this blog, one of my uncles asked me about my writing. Back then I was uploading stories on Wattpad, and I was having a lot of fun. So I told him that I had talked with a girl from Etiopia, who said that she really enjoyed my stories. So much that she cried.

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The unreal

the unreal“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  - Chuck Palahniuk

Life’s all about cause and effect. A man without a cause has no effect on the world. A man without a cause crumbles under the pressure of the mundane. Day in and day out he struggles to find a purpose, a reason, a battle worth fighting. He feels as if wasting time, as if something bigger than himself is always running away, day after day after day.

No man is an island, and a way a man sees himself will affect the way he sees those around him. Those he wants to love. Those he wants to save. Those he wants to protect.

And a man must, at times, be willing to sacrifice who he is in order to do any of those things. Continue reading

Sixteen days left. And cool new perks available.

The title says it all. There are 16 more days left in the campaign that is raising funds in order to keep this blog alive. And help me with all my future projects, novels, stories, etc.

There are new perks available, starting for as low as $25, all of which will allow you to reach a bigger audience for your blog/website/online portfolio.

If you want to help me out, you can do so here.

Also, there are a lot of advertising options available here.

Thank you all for your support. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you.

Art and obsession

obsession“OK, I got Velazquez portrait of the Pope Innocent X. Quite an ambivalent study of absolute power. And here comes Francis Bacon. Despite never having seen this painting in person, Bacon became so obsessed with it that he compulsively repainted it over and over again, each version more horrific than the previous. [...] It’s not until an artist finds his obsession that he can create his most inspired work.”Anamorph

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