Well, do you?   Subconsciously or consciously, the main characters of a writer’s novel tend to reflect what’s going on inside that writer’s head. It just sort of happens that way. Coming from a multicultural background, I like to throw in various references from my mother’s kitchen/ the Indonesian language because I feel Indonesia isn’t…

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            I’ve personally done it both ways. And multiple other authors have, as well. I have a couple of observations on the pros and cons for both scenarios, and it’s one person’s observation, so bear with me. But this is what I’ve come up with after trying out both ways with separate WIPs (works in…

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Writers enjoy romanticizing things. It’s usually one of the reasons we become writers, to make up stories that provide feelings of experience. It doesn’t have to be entirely the truth or entirely a lie. Sometimes stories become a happy medium between the two, a little bit of exaggeration in order to portray one’s feelings instead…

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1.      You find yourself on YouTube watching one video…and then another…and another…and— 2.      You promise yourself just one episode on Netflix this time. Just one, you SWEAR it. 3.      You find that going to bed extremely late is a lot more common than being an early riser. 4.      You and three A.M. are very close…

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