Filipino American

I wanted to talk about my heritage today.  I'm a proud Filipino American.  I actually don't look very Filipino, but I'm proud regardless.  I grew up speaking English with a good mix of Tagalog words and phrases thrown in for good measure.  I learned a couple of Spanish words from my mother as well (also … Continue reading Filipino American

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Writing strong book characters of different backgrounds

I wanted to talk about writing strong book characters of different backgrounds, and how it relates to mainstream novels.  I started to write my first novel, All In:  The Globe Trot Shuffle,without knowing what race my characters would be.  I am half Filipino (Mother), and half American/Western European (Father).  And my main character is also … Continue reading Writing strong book characters of different backgrounds