Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Guest Post! Writing with The Gung Ho Lady, one of the #HeistClub Books

Hi everyone! Arlene Manocot here, and the generous Ana offered me to do a guest post on her blog that’s why I’m here. Thank you

This is part of the #HeistClub Blog Tour this month, and I’ll be talking about my #HeistClub story. Take it away! :)

The Gung Ho Lady was the second book I published after the Vengeance: The Awakening from the #StrangeLit class. My first crime fiction TGHL was produced from the #HeistClub online writing workshop facilitated by Ms. Mina V. Esguerra. I didn’t intend to write any genre in particular, but the opportunity knocked and who was I to resist.

It was not easy to write in this genre, but with the help of F.H. Batacan, R.J. Taduran and Jennifer Hillier, at least I was able to get a glimpse of what was writing crime fiction like. The hardest part would naming the procedures, and the technical terms and the likes, and the World Wide Web helped a lot. It was also fun writing the book, the whole writing process per se. Also, I was able to get my very first help from a beta reader, Amae, and I realized the importance of having someone to read my manuscript.

In the Philippines, F.H. Batacan was the first crime fiction Filipino writer, I heard of, if my memory would serve me well. It would be safe to say that there’s really no comprehensive selection of in print crime fiction in our country, but don’t fret anymore because we’re here, the 16 #HeistClub Authors with your support and patience, dear readers, we would be able to write more stories in this genre. Writing in this genre is very important because it’s a reflection of what kind of society we have in our country, and it can serve as an eye opener to some certain issues we are facing now. Hopefully, we can get solutions for these issues through writing Filipino crime fiction. Together, let’s fight crime through writing crime fiction! Aja! Fighting!


DARKNESS is buried within the deepest part of her soul. A blurry past unceasingly haunts her passive and calm universe and her distorted mind is a burden she can’t get over with. Involved in a murder case, will she be able to prove her innocence?

Margaux Dela Cruz has always viewed the world as a place for repentance. A place to pay the debt of sins, a place where humans pay the price of being alive. The price that can never be sufficed by anyone in this world and while praying for the permanency of her everlasting solitude, men, creatures from another herd, appears and bedlam begins to ensue in her once placid life.

A story of Sins. Repentance. And Love.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gung-Ho-Lady-Book-ebook/dp/B01H8621U0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469232636&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Gung+Ho+Lady
Buqo: http://buqo.ph/Shop/Book/f0b91ff6-c752-48fc-8454-79e979498d45
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-gung-ho-lady
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31165205-the-gung-ho-lady?from_search=true 

 About the author:

Arlene Manocot is a fantasy-suspense-romance fiction Filipino author. She also writes poems about life and love (mostly unrequited). She is an avid fan of anime and manga. Her works are available on Amazon, Kobo and Buqo, or http://bit.ly/BooksbyArleneManocot for print edition.

Blogsite: writingandlovinit.blogspot.com
Facebook: facebook.com/manocot.arlene
Twitter and Instagram: @arlenemanocot
Wattpad: ArleneManocot
Email: arlenemanocot@gmail.com

The Gung Ho Lady and other #heistclub books are available here  http://bit.ly/heistclubamazon

For more about #HeistClub: http://alicekamatis.blogspot.com/search/label/%23heistclub

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