How I Wrote my First Novel

Many people set out to write a novel and never finish it. Even though publishing my book seems far away, I should feel proud that I’m not one of those people. It was a lot of work and it took me a lot of time, but I finished. I now have a completed novel that… Read more »

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What’s it like to be Puerto Rican?

Living in Germany for the past four years has taught me a lot about what it’s like to be Puerto Rican. Even though I haven’t lived on the island since 2007, the plantain stain, or mancha de pl├ítano, is in me, no matter how much I try to hide it. Many people don’t know much… Read more »


How to Use Feedback to Improve your Writing

Last month, I gave some tips on how to give useful feedback to a writer. Today, I want to talk about how to receive that feedback and use it to make your work better. Receiving critical feedback is hard. You’ve worked hard on your manuscript, and now someone tells you all the reasons why it… Read more »


How to Give Useful Feedback to a Writer

All writers receive the same advice: you need to seek feedback on your work. It’s the only way to become a better writer. Starting out, I didn’t know any other writers, so I joined the online community Scribophile. For those of you who are not familiar with it, in order to post your work for… Read more »

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    3 Life Lessons I Learned from Monica Puig

    I love watching the Olympics and am always inspired by the athletes’ stories and their emotions when winning those medals. I still remember when the Magnificent Seven won the gold medal in gymnastics in Atlanta and how Kerri Strug stuck the landing even through the pain. It helped me learn that all pain is mental… Read more »

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    10 Life Lessons I Learned from Doing Yoga

    I’ve been doing yoga on and off for six years but it wasn’t until two years ago that I began a more regular practice. After I moved to Germany, the stress of not being able to find a job plus having to learn a new language and getting used to life here, caused me a… Read more »

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    8 Life Lessons I Learned from Watching Soccer

    I’ve been enjoying the European Championship these past few weeks and I’ve come to realize how much a soccer match is similar to life. I believe you can find inspiration anywhere if you pay attention so here a 8 lessons I learned while watching soccer that I hope to apply into my own life. I… Read more »

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    8 Tips for a Relaxing Trip to Venice

    Last month my husband and I visited Venice for the first time. Ever since I was a child, I’d always wanted to go to Venice, so my husband arranged for us to spend six days there as a birthday present to me. When we told everyone we would spend so many days there, they were… Read more »

  • A brief introduction to what you can expect from my blog

    Welcome to my Blog!

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be posting periodically on topics such as: being Puerto Rican, surviving in Germany, and my journey towards publication. I will also be sharing some inspirational posts, writing tips, and photos of my travels. My objectives with this blog are to entertain, educate, and share news and updates…. Read more »