Macky Cruz


Macky Cruz, Writer

Member Info

Joined: July 03, 2018
Last Visited: June 20, 2019

Writer Team

Write-a-Thon Team: Admiral Octopus

Writer Bio

*** Outside work: published sporadically in a women's magazine circa 1990s, once in a national daily, once in the Philippine Online Chronicles, recently in a print mag for creatives, so not a lot yet for the kind of thing I want to write *** For the 9 to 5: lots and lots of public-facing technical blog entries about cybersecurity, lots and lots of technical papers and landscape reports throughout my decade-long (and still on-going) career in IT

Writing Style

I always think I'm being cool while drafting, but during revision I read myself as too earnest and strangely optimistic in the face of tragedies. Family features strongly in a lot of my stories even if I don't mean to.

Writing Goal

I'm revising my WIP (working title: Pangkantong Gabay sa Pagiging Ganap, which very loosely translates to: Field Guide to Being Here), an overhaul of a Tagalog novel I've written and rewritten over the course of several years, with the goal of shopping it around to Filipino publishers by the end of the workshop timeline. When I finish it, I'll go straight to a new short story draft and revise another in parallel, until the workshop season ends. I am targeting at least 3 butt-in-chair hours every week day for 6 weeks.

Fundraising Goal

Every little bit helps! I was only able to attend because of scholarship money so this cause is close to my heart! Donate yo moneeeh (please).

writing goal:
60 hours in the chair


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