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I wrote Preston’s and Nathan’s story because I love them. I love the struggle between staying best friends and falling in love. Because of the FEELS, I wanted to share their story with all of you. So, I posted Disclaimer: I Like Boys on Swoon Reads. By reading and rating you are helping me get the story of these best friends out there.
Here’s the blurb that you would see on the site:
Nathan and Preston have been best friends for years.
Nathan came out in grade school.
Preston confessed his feelings for Nathan in their junior year.
Nathan is afraid that if they upgrade their relationship status that things won’t work out. That if they broke up he would lose not only a boyfriend but a best friend too.
Preston proposes they try a relationship for a month. That he would do everything to convince Nathan they were meant for each other.
Just as Nathan begins to give in to his feelings, a secret Preston’s been keeping from him will blow up both their worlds.
Can their friendship survive after the dust settles if love is not enough?
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It’s the last day of 35th Manila International Book Fair today, and if you’re a reader who hasn’t been there yet, I’d suggest dropping by. I went yesterday and attended two seminars, one of which was ”Readers Who Write” discussion presented by Filipino ReaderCon and the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and facilitated by Gabriela Lee with panelists Mina V. Esguerra (romance-writing and indie-publishing guru and the author of the Interim Goddess of Love series, among others), Kate Evangelista (author of Taste and Til Death as well as a few more novels), and Alyssa Urbano AKA AerithSage (author of several Wattpad novels as well as The Billion-Dollar Marriage Contract, which is soon to be published by Summit Books, under their new Sizzle imprint). I found the talk fun, productive (from a networking standpoint, for one), informative, and inspiring. And I thought I’d share some of the tips and reminders I came away from this event with.
From left to right: Mina V. Esguerra, Kate Evangelista, and Alyssa Urbano
1. Everyone has at least one novel inside them.
This was something Kate stressed particularly. There are characters, places, and other ideas that hide in your imagination (or ones who don’t hide and pester you until you wonder if you’re schizophrenic), and each one of them clamors to have their story told. Maybe it’s something you devote your time to, maybe not. The difference between an author and a non-author is that an author is willing to go down the rabbit hole and see those stories through ‘til the end.
2. If you want to be a writer, read. Vociferously.
All three panelists found themselves hard-put to stress this strongly enough. They talked about how they were readers since childhood, how they grew to explore the genres the eventually wrote in, and how each story they read made them hungrier to craft their own. Alyssa even mentioned that she read a lot of fan fiction back in the day.
Awesome tips for writers!