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Mayumi Cruz

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Mayumi Cruz writes diverse, cross-genre fiction with emotionally-charged and thought-provoking plots. Some of her writings have appeared in Philippines Graphic, Medium, AdHoc Fiction and The Drabble. Her short story, Black Love, won in Bookbed’s Fictory Contest in 2017. To date, she has self-published ten books and co-authored three anthologies. Mayumi has degrees in Economics and Educational Management. She lives in the Philippines with her husband and three sons.

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Mayumi Cruz Hogwarts, where else? Genovia comes in second. In Hogwarts, I'd like to study under Prof. Snape, mixing potions and charms, and, of course, mingle…moreHogwarts, where else? Genovia comes in second. In Hogwarts, I'd like to study under Prof. Snape, mixing potions and charms, and, of course, mingle with Harry and Hermione. In Genovia, I'd like to have an hour-long talk with the Queen (Julie Andrews) about many things and roam the entire kingdom in a day.(less)
Mayumi Cruz I walk away from writing for a while and paint. Painting pacifies my mind and at the same time, gives me perspective on what next to do or to write. I…moreI walk away from writing for a while and paint. Painting pacifies my mind and at the same time, gives me perspective on what next to do or to write. I also watch a movie, read a good book, cook a meal, take a walk. Anything to regain the inspiration and continuity of thoughts in what I am presently writing. It may take an hour or a day but it works, instead of fretting and despairing over it.(less)
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First Drafts Don’t Always Look Like These


















First Drafts Don't Always Look Like These















I chanced upon these drafts of my upcoming Sci Fi Romance Thriller,Finding Kismet which I’d almost forgotten existed—and before you scoff, let me assure you that first drafts don’t always look like these.

They look worse.

Don’t believe me? Consider the following:





















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Chroma Hearts by Mayumi Cruz
“Oblivion is bliss. It makes one feel at peace.
But not quite.
Not quite.
My brain is at peace.
But my heart isn't.
It longs for its other half.
The half that comprises the whole.
The half that matches its beat.
The half that makes it throb.
The half that makes it strong to overcome anything.
Even oblivion.”
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“I wished I could have loved you less. Maybe…just maybe, the pain would be more bearable? Would it have been? Would loving you less give me the strength to give you up and let go, when all I ever wanted to do was to clutch you in my heart and take you away from everyone?”
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The Unfaithful Wife by Mayumi Cruz
"A quick read

I loved the depth of emotion the letter writer shared, and her confession of her feelings for her lover. It must have been hard to write those words to her husband. I only think the ending came a little too abruptly. This could easily..." Read more of this review »
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“All I heard was the sound of my own heart.
Beating, but not breathing.
Alive, but not living.
Whole, but fatally broken.”
Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

“Oh, you foolish, foolish man,” she groaned, as she cupped her mouth with her hand, tears tumbling down her cheeks. “That handkerchief is not mine. And that is not W.”
Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

“Life has been harsh to us, in ways we never expected, much more, desired. But it has also been kind in the past. And maybe that was what this tragedy wanted to teach us: to cherish every second, every minute, every hour, every day of our precious yet mundane lives, and to give thanks for every small yet meaningful detail that makes our days worth living.”
Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

“When asked, How do you write? I invariably answer, One word at a time.”
Stephen King

“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”
Toni Morrison

“I think new writers are too worried that it has all been said before. Sure it has, but not by you.”
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“How did we come to this? Two tormented souls, two shattered hearts, two people tied and bound in a perpetual circle of gloom. There was no light in sight. Only darkness. Only sorrow.”

Excerpt From: Mayumi Cruz. “CHROMA HEARTS.” iBooks.”
Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

“I will continue doing it, even if it takes a lifetime. Because I love her. I love her enough to look past the horror of what was done to her and cast my eyes forward, rebuilding our future.”
Mayumi Cruz, Chroma Hearts

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