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The Great Big Jump · 13h ago

BLOG TOUR + CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas (Plus Giveaway!)

Welcome to the Press Preview tour for Like Nobody's Watching! I have been privileged to be a part of the tour for this book--as you may know, Tara Frejas wrote Waiting in The Wings, which wa...
The Great Big Jump · 4d ago

Rebuilding The Story: Nine Years Away, Part 3 (Plot)

If there's anything that I'd learned in the last three months, it's the understanding that plotting a romance manuscript is different from plotting novels in different genres. I'd spent mont...
The Great Big Jump · 1W ago

Rebuilding The Story: Nine Years Away, Part 2 (Characterization)

Last week I mentioned that I kept a story bible for Nine Years Away, which was basically a journal of anything and everything related to the manuscript. It was less organized than a bullet j...
The Great Big Jump · 2W ago

Rebuilding the Story: Nine Years Away, Part 1 (Story Bible)

First of all, let me explain: Nine Years Away is the story I wrote for #NaNoWriMo2016. I took several breaks from working on the revisions because of other projects that took greater priorit...
The Great Big Jump · 3W ago

Favorite Things

It's the 250th blog entry on The Great Big Jump! This means I get to share with you some of my favorite things! Call it a midlife crisis, but my favorite things of the moment are the ones ...
The Great Big Jump · 1M ago

Manifesting Your Dreams

Let me tell you a story of how a simple question can lead to an extraordinary idea.Several months ago on Twitter, we had a Q & A session with actor Migs Almendras, who's also one of our live...
The Great Big Jump · 1M ago

Rebuilding The Story, or My Book 6 Update

They say that the best ideas happen when you're in the shower, and for a long time I thought that it wasn't going to happen to me. Well, it did, and it practically changed an entire book for...
The Great Big Jump · 1M ago

Bimonthly Goals: September to October

Whew. Time flew by these last two months, didn't they?As I mentioned earlier last month, I drafted my last Bimonthly Goals post without knowing that I would get my #romanceclass2017 notes so...
The Great Big Jump · 1M ago

My Writing Journey

Ever since I attempted to write novels in seventh grade, I was driven to write stories about people that I rarely find in the shelves of many bookstores and libraries. In my case, it was alw...
The Great Big Jump · 1M ago

Working Hours

By the time this post goes live, I would've finished the revisions for my latest manuscript, which means that it would be (God willing) one step closer to publication. This also means that I...