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The Retreat (The Writers' Retreat Book 1)

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What would you be willing to do to secure a publication deal of a lifetime from the biggest publisher in the country?

The challenge: You have to write a true-to-life crime story set in the Philippines. The case should not be completely resolved. At least 75 percent of the manuscript needs to be completed within thirty days. You have to be willing to go o
ebook, 116 pages
Published June 25th 2016 by Mercy M. Soriano
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Magsi Rover
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yeyet Soriano

Fabulously written and a refreshing read.

How can I rate this story without re-telling a short excerpt from my experiences?
well, the IMHO the rating wouldn't be complete without it so here goes nothing.

My mentors in one of my English Language workshops before once told me that in order to write a great story, one must read more often apart from writing their thoughts alone.

The Retreat surely serves more to the expectation.

I guess, what I'm trying to say is that this story is a n
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I have led myself to believe I'm part Nancy Drew/Veronica Mars, so to have found out this book carried an intertwined mystery pleased me beyond expectation. Granted I had a difficult time getting through the first pages—even I got bored when I facilitated sessions (youth development) for work—but once a certain writer participant's story unraveled, The Retreat became unputdownable~, which is important in sustaining a crime story. (Or in this case, stories.) Oh, the twists and the revelations ...more
Ana Valenzuela
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great, entertaining read.

The story of the four authors have already been talked about in this book, which makes me wonder what the other four books will offer that has not been spoiled by book 1. That's something to watch out for, ye?

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"The Retreat" by Yeyet Soriano was the kind of book that I just couldn't put down. It was that good. It was exciting - quite disturbing at times. I liked the plot and how each story unfolded itself. It was a fast-paced book that didn't feel rushed. My only criticism for this book was that it somewhat had flat characters.

My rating for this book is 3.5/5 stars. When I started reading the book, I was thinking that I'd give it 4 or 5 stars for the way that it had captured my interest right from the
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Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Coming soon :)
Mark Manalang
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent way of weaving together the stories of the main author-characters, and how their lives affect the manuscripts they intend to write. The sneak peek of the "manuscripts" also blend well with the main story, and give a quick look at what works we can expect from them. A fast paced read for those who seek to understand the mind of an author. ...more
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Yeyet Soriano has been writing her entire life, first as an angst-ridden teenager, then as a single working woman, then as a married working woman with kids. Though the themes of her written works have changed over the years, she held on to one truth—she needed to write to keep the voices in her head at bay.

Based in Manila, Philippines, her day job is that of a senior IT manager for the Asia-Paci

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