Archive for November, 2013

Writing: About Families

Writing: About Families

First, here is a personal post on my blog, Kuwarto, talking about and being grateful for my family of friends. Thank you for being here for me, for supporting my work. We don’t have Thanksgiving in the Philippines, but I am thankful for all of you every single day.

I did some thinking a few days after I made that post. Most of my fiction and non-fiction for my MA Creative Writing classes have been about dysfunctional families… or, at least, dysfunctional relationships. Mostly I draw from my own experience. I decided to try writing more about it. Excerpt below:

“So what does you dad do for a living?”

I have gotten so used to receiving this question over the years that my automatic response is to bury the twinge of pain in my chest and cover it up with my well-practiced verse: “Oh, I never met him. I don’t know anything about him.” Occasionally, I add: “My parents are separated.”

Read the rest at my self-care blog, Kasiyahan.

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November 29, 2013 0 comments Read More
Support my work via Patreon!

Support my work via Patreon!

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Support Mel G. Cabral creating Art, Writing, Blogs, Comics, Videos, Jewelry

I’m pleased to announce that I’m now on Patreon! If you like my work and want to support me, this platform allows you to tip me monthly. Money is only taken from your account whenever I come out with new content. You can even set a monthly limit so you don’t go over your budget. :) I’m offering some reward levels where you could get monthly digital or physical post cards, prints, and originals. You’ll also get Patreon-exclusive content that I will NOT post elsewhere!

I have also added a Patreon button to the site sidebar, underneath the ‘Tip via Paypal’ button. Do take a look at our page, and please and share it with your friends!

For friends who would like to support me outside of Patreon’s payment methods (which I think are debit/credit cards and Paypal), just talk to me and we can work something out.
Thank you so much for your support!
November 13, 2013 0 comments Read More
Updates: Icon Day 03 Tip Total

Updates: Icon Day 03 Tip Total

Icon Day 03 has ended with around 25 icons and 1 ACEO to draw. Because we reached $110.34 we’ve unlocked the $100 Tip Incentive Tier for the first time: everyone who requests will receive a colored icon!

I will begin work on the icons as soon as possible. Thank you so much to everyone who tipped and spread the word! ♥ I wonder if we can unlock a second icon for tippers the next time around? ;)

November 1, 2013 0 comments Read More