Teresa May B. Bandiola

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Teresa May B. Bandiola is a licensed Filipino pharmacist. Presently, she is pursuing her graduate study at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas.

The Forest of Evergreen: Lost in the Wilderness is her first book. Her idea of the story started when she was a sophomore in college, but she only began writing it four years later.

Today, she lives and writes in her beloved Philippines.

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Teresa May B. Bandiola There is no secret formula in writing. However, writer's block is probably one of the worst enemies of every writer. It's inevitable. It happens to…moreThere is no secret formula in writing. However, writer's block is probably one of the worst enemies of every writer. It's inevitable. It happens to every writer. But how a writer deals with it is what really matters.

Here are some tips that I found helpful in battling with writer's block:
First, step away from your laptop or computer and do other things that could clear your mind from your previous activities.

Second, drink enough water to hydrate every cell in your body, particularly your brain cells which you use principally in writing.

Third, exercise regularly. This helps in providing a good blood circulation and increasing endogenous opioid peptides in your body that could elevate your mood and give you drive in writing again.

Fourth, have a good diet. The food we eat affects our way of thinking. Eating food rich in serotonin, a happy hormone, can contribute to the feeling of wellness and well-being. This can help improve your way of thinking and help return your drive in writing again.

Fifth, go to places or do things that can induce your passion in writing. Example of this is going to museums or malls which can give you hint or ideas that could be helpful in the storyline that you are creating. If your protagonist, say for example, is an artist, roaming through a museum can give you some pointers to enhance the character as an artist.

Sixth, have a productive conversation or interaction with the people around you, who can make your burning passion in writing grow bigger.

Seventh, entertain yourself or hang out with friends. You need to break the monotony, sometimes.

Eight, get back to writing and be contented with what you have finished. Avoid being a perfectionist. This will just sidetrack you to focusing on the betterment of the story rather than finishing it. Remember, there are editors and proofreaders who can do the corrections for you.

I hope these tips help. Sit down now, believe in yourself, and start writing... and you will be surprised of what you can do in the end.

Cheers! ;-)(less)
Teresa May B. Bandiola The best thing about being a writer is that... you can be anyone else. You can be the person you always wanted to be by creating his/her character.…moreThe best thing about being a writer is that... you can be anyone else. You can be the person you always wanted to be by creating his/her character. You can also put all your learning experiences or observations in your writing, and be able to influence people who get to read your book.

But more importantly, a writer leaves a legacy. A book lasts forever, like a painting or sculpture. However, a book comes in multiple copies for all the world to see, not just one, and it could be admired by the whole world simultaneously.(less)
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“To many, eternal love lasts forever. But for me, eternal love is not about duration. It is about a divine something which puts this life into something way beyond what is physical, what is timed, and what is measured.”
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“He was like my compass everytime I found myself lost, because of the cruelty of the world around me.”
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“He was like my compass everytime I found myself lost, because of the cruelty of the world around me.
-Sophia about Jericho, The Forest of Evergreen: Lost in the Wilderness”
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“… I can only wish to remember the good times
and forget the things I refuse to remember. They are nothing but heartache.”
-Sophia to Zarah, The Forest of Evergreen: Found in the Wilderness”
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“He was like my compass everytime I found myself lost, because of the cruelty of the world around me.
-Sophia about Jericho, The Forest of Evergreen: Lost in the Wilderness”
Teresa May B. Bandiola

“He was like my compass everytime I found myself lost, because of the cruelty of the world around me.”
Teresa May B. Bandiola

“… I can only wish to remember the good times
and forget the things I refuse to remember. They are nothing but heartache.”
-Sophia to Zarah, The Forest of Evergreen: Found in the Wilderness”
Teresa May B. Bandiola

“It’s not love when you don’t feel some pain, Sophie...”
Zarah to Sophia, The Forest of Evergreen: Found in the Wilderness”
Teresa May B. Bandiola, The Forest of Evergreen (Volume 2): Found in the Wilderness

“... Join me with my rumination of the human you
warned me of."
-Abanir to Rabel”
Teresa May B. Bandiola, The Forest of Evergreen (Volume 2): Found in the Wilderness

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