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Yoxani

My Two Cultures

TweetSome eighteen years ago I got engaged to my hubby.  I knew I was going to leave my family, my friends and my country when I married him, but at the very young age of twenty I truly didn’t know what all that meant…

November 14, 2017

Three Things Most Americans Don’t Know About Mexico

TweetAs I submerge myself in research for my current works in progress, I find that history has a wonderful way to get to people. In my case, it makes me proud of my roots and culture. I thought it would be fun to go…

October 10, 2017

Motivation Mash-Up

Tweet Today is motivation mash-up here at Adventures Yet Unwritten. I decided to do a little research but not the type of research I usually do for my historical writing. This type of research is all about keeping me going with my writing goals.…

September 12, 2017

For the sake of research and the food of the Gods

Tweet “For the Sake of Research” brings me now to a new adventure, and back to the grain mill handle. In my current work in progress, my main character travels to the state of Tabasco in Mexico, and nope, the tabasco salsa does not…

August 29, 2017

For the Sake of Research and the Taste of Corn Tortillas

Tweet As a historical writer and for the sake of research. I must learn how to do some fun stuff that are quickly becoming extinct or in other words old fashioned. One of them is making hand-made-from-scratch corn tortillas, and since my mom is…

August 16, 2017

Writing Prompts for Romance Writers.

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here at Adventures Yet Unwritten. Do you write romance and sometimes you feel like you need a little boost when it comes to inspiration for a specific scene or story? Well, I have good news. Been there and done that. I…

August 1, 2017

Writing Life During Summer

Tweet  It is summer, which means not much gets done in writing land these days.   Being a mother of young kids, it can be challenging for me to set a side time to write. But it’s possible. Many other writers have managed to…

July 19, 2017

It’s a Celebration

TweetYou know it is an Independence Day celebration when you wake up at six am to the sound of fireworks. I just want to take a moment to share how much I love to live in this beautiful country, where I have had the…

July 5, 2017

Writing the Premise

Tweet In between loads of laundry and the busy days of summer, I’m starting a brand new story. And in case you are wondering, nope, that is not a picture of my dog, but it represents how I feel when I start a new…

June 20, 2017

What do you Want?

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here, writing a new adventure. Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” It makes sense. If you want optimal health, then you need to eat nutritious food. But, what does this have to do with being a…

May 30, 2017

It’s Query Time!

Tweet   I recently receive some feedback from the Genesis contest.  I’m grateful for all the judges giving that valuable feedback, I was able to make some small but significant changes to my MS and now I’m ready to start my query process.  …

May 16, 2017

100 Spanish Names for your Male Characters

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here with the second part of my Spanish Names for your Characters Series, if you missed part one you can still see it here. Now today I’m talking about that hero or secondary character in your story, the one with dark…

May 2, 2017

What the Hook

Tweet Hola, Yoxani here with a question for you. Do you know what writing a hook has to do with an old dying lady? The answer is simple really, what if the old lady was your grandma and she tells you. “Honey, there is…

April 18, 2017

100 Spanish Names for your Female Characters

Tweet Spanish Names Series When choosing a name for a character no matter the genre you write in, sometimes can be tough to decide on a name that represents your character’s personality and traits. Most of my stories have Spanish character’s in, so is…

April 4, 2017

Challenge accepted, What about you?

Tweet I was reading a post written by Bryan Hutchinson in the Positive Writer Blog where he talks about 40 reasons why he chooses to write. He extended a challenge to all writers to think and write their own 40 reasons why they write.…

March 28, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Having a Writing Mentor

Tweet A mentor is a person who has the experience to help you through your process, someone who already did what you are doing. A mentor or coach can come in different forms. It can be a critique partner, it can be a friend…

March 21, 2017