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Author of many celebrated books and now the novel 'Sad Girls,' Lang Leav serves as an inspiration to aspiring writers of all ages. But what inspires the inspiration herself?
Lang Leav is once again making waves in the writing scene—the international bestselling author has just released a new book, but it's not like the previous ones she's written. Her new book Sad Girls is not a compilation of poems, but instead ...
 
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Impress the person who discovered the Harry Potter author with your manuscript.
If you're 1. a writer, 2. a Filipino, and 3. you live in Asia, we have good news for you! Scholastic Asia in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People is giving you the opportunity to have your story or manuscript ...
 
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How many of these books have you read?
In case you need to catch up on your 2016 reading list or you want to add more books to your 2017 pile, here are National Book Store's bestselling books of last year!Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer NivenYou Know Me Well by David ...
 
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Don't miss the latest news on Drake buying gifts for Taylor Swift's pets, Lauren Kate's love for her Filipino fans, nationwide launch of Shopee, the cute story of the Spider-Man actors' meeting, and Jennifer Lawrence talk about marriage.
With rumors going around that Drake and Taylor Swift might be getting closer, Hollywood Life reports that Drake has been showering Tay-Tay's cats with presents. The source revealed that the hip-hop artist knows the way to her heart. Drake reportedly stopped at a pet store "and went buck wild on ...
 
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*BRB, writing a novel*
When Amy Zhang is not doing college work, partying with friends, or traveling, she's either writing another novel, meeting fans, or signing books. Talking to her taught us a lot about her writing process.Write at your own pace."My process is so different ...
 
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Don't miss today's news on Ed Sheeran and Nicole Scherzinger, Gigi Hadid's relationship with the Jenners, Chris Brown on working with Zayn Malik, the Philippine Literary Festival, and Taylor Swift!
You girls know for sure who Ed Sheeran and Nicole Scherzinger are, right? Bet you didn't know that these two are reportedly dating. According to rumors, the two have been out on a few "low-key dates" already. We don't how accurate these reports actually ...
 
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Get to know the person behind the story of the movie Just the Way You Are right here!
Pop Fiction author Kimberly Joy Villanueva is as happy as you are when she learned her book The Bet, which was originally published on Wattpad, was getting turned into a movie last year. "I thought it was a joke at first," she said. ...
 
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We got to chat with the contemporary artist and author recently when she came to the country to pay her fans a visit.
This is contemporary author and artist, Lang Leav's second time to visit the Philippines. The first one was in February when she was promoting her first book, Love and Misadventure."Nothing much has changed," she said when we asked her what she's been ...
 
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Because it's time for local literature love!
Did you know that the Department of Education declared the month of November as the National Reading Month? What better way to celebrate it reading books by Filipino authors, right? Take a break from all those foreign books and enjoy literature written ...
 
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We chatted with the best selling author of The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight when she was in town recently!
Jennifer E. Smith, the author of best selling YA novels like The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight and The Geography of You and Me, was in town recently to meet her fans and talk about her books. Candy had a ...
 
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The best selling author of the Starters duology talks about her books and Callie in this exclusive interview!
Lissa Price, author of the best selling futuristic thriller duology Starters, recently visited the Philippines to meet her fans and talk about her books. Candy had the chance to chat for a few minutes with the author where we talked about an ...
 
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The author of best-selling book Love & Misadventure gives us five writing lessons!
In person, Love & Misadventure author Lang Leav is a far cry from her beautifully heartbreaking poems. She's bubbly and cheerful. She gets kilig when she talks about her craft (writing, drawing, and designing) and when she shares her February plans with ...
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When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.

You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.

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You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?

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