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Isabel Yap @visyap Cambridge, MA

Filipino writer/poet/product manager. Clarion 2013. HBS 2020. Fiction @ https://t.co/bt1hKKiYXD, Uncanny, Shimmer. Likes: fanfic, ramen, ugly dogs. Tweets my own. 🌈✨🍙🇵🇭

1,196 Following   4,375 Followers   19,331 Tweets

Joined Twitter 9/21/11


Little-known fact: I almost gave up when I was writing IVAN. I remember standing over my trash can, trying to decid… https://t.co/zAIrwv8zeq
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @fortnightlysara I understand this feeling! But I think of it less as anxiety and more like an empathy problem? I a… https://t.co/w9fSk969Kt
2/27
2020
@SexyGrammar Thank you!!Wanted to addendum this thought since I've been taking a lot of history-ish classes this term. It is so helpful for… https://t.co/nGrVt3PqxFImage 1: something I heard a lot in school Image 2: something I wish they had mentioned even once. https://t.co/SGrsvurNFg
Retweeted by Isabel YapNatalie Diaz was also incredibly amazing and I picked up a copy of Post-Colonial Love Poem because her reading was… https://t.co/M2ISwQYPIband sometimes you get breathless over someone’s ability to make words mean something; sometimes hearing a poet spea… https://t.co/UnO4zOQHvu
2/26
2020
@tinadelro Yay thank you! I will dm some questions hahaDo I have any friends on here who use Co-star and are open to chatting about it? I’m asking with my PM/tech rather… https://t.co/gZk14UuAhcJust came downstairs to this note from my mom, confirming that she is the Best Mom https://t.co/qRLRGlbYMV
Retweeted by Isabel YapI have lost complete control of my notifications, but THANK YOU to everyone - particularly the amazing… https://t.co/kiXwc5T0wT
Retweeted by Isabel YapDon't ask me about my Cavalier. 💙💀 https://t.co/MzpPqZcGWL https://t.co/mgG7B7Arl5
Retweeted by Isabel Yapdo you ever just get really emotional about good coffee or good tea sometimes? hot drinks are so great https://t.co/EW2sfp3UXKA warm chibird hug for you all! 💛 https://t.co/uOI6Vys4yK
Retweeted by Isabel Yapjust found out that Ocean Vuong is doing a reading near me tomorrow, this is not a drill 😭 "I want to eat cake wit… https://t.co/ZWiGOMEktS
2/25
2020
@nomadological I’m so glad to hear that! 😊I do often think: if there was a legitimate alternative to wanting to make art, for the majority of creators, we’d… https://t.co/ThDTdLCmmCThe kind comments, the heart emojis, the strangers-to-me who took the effort to un-lurk and say “hey! I like what y… https://t.co/eKWZfbbV9vAll of it is true. The good stuff and the hurt of it. The professional jealousy that I haven’t yet had the grace to… https://t.co/LznDgNbQwEWriting’s an up and down thing. My feelings about it are always inconsistent. Right now I feel incredibly creative… https://t.co/qvnTYW6MXnAt risk of sounding sappy I just wanted to say, I’ve clearly had some painful feelings about writing the last few w… https://t.co/bjSmS3LUK3my heart gets all fluttery and pained-in-gratitude whenever I get a comment or review. It’s rare, but I sometimes g… https://t.co/JHIyeCdr1S @gabrielle_h yeah! I am so glad you think so! ❤️Wild seeing my face next to these other faces. Still processing. But seriously though: Love spec fic openly. T… https://t.co/s5yQuP0J20
Retweeted by Isabel Yap☀️RTs much appreciated!☀️ I'm opening up 5 commission slots, because I have time (and I just wanna procrastinate)!… https://t.co/MbRRxSVlml
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @s_meems @clarkesworld congrats!! @sentencebender @BlackBolekaja ❤️❤️❤️ @beanofswords mmmmmm yeahhhhh! his whole thing was one of my biggest RK takeaways for sure @sentencebender @BlackBolekaja I want to learn from Sam-sensei @ninocipri This is amazing @beanofswords /whispers Soujiro fuckin Seta thoquick reminder to celebrate the fuck out of your personal victories!!!!! be proud of what you’ve accomplished, you… https://t.co/odU9Waxb3g
Retweeted by Isabel YapThis workshop changed my life. In a very real way it made me more myself! You don’t need it to be a writer, but if… https://t.co/8aNJ7nFDRx
2/24
2020
@jyneonyang ❤️❤️❤️ @CadwellTurnbull YesssssssssYour pains and fears are valid. So are mine. Unfortunately this isn’t the kind of place where you get to see all my… https://t.co/17gpd79hlkI get that many of us now think it’s the cost of doing business today. I get that since we’ve opened this Pandora’s… https://t.co/XC5ow5orwMSometimes we’re trying to protect something. Sometimes there’s a very real potential external consequence that we j… https://t.co/pRQPPAnzs1When authors don’t talk about things, don’t advocate, don’t defend themselves when all kinds of shit is being throw… https://t.co/rMIjegQQrdI’m glad folks are reading this interview; I’m also heartbroken that sections of it exist. Tamsyn Muir’s words kept… https://t.co/54FE9zyrTPMy mans out here killing it 😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/OBGHn6iaQi
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @ashposton I relate to this! @MikePElston Thanks! @JayDzed Thanks! @TerryGalvanChi Thanks!- Why am I sick? What’s wrong with me? - Loneliness. But not for people. You’re mourning a thing you never even kn… https://t.co/k93QFP61CN
Retweeted by Isabel Yapi still think it's unspeakably cruel bullshit that women & (esp) lgbt writers are made to feel obligated to discuss… https://t.co/8v4gedogmw
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @jyneonyang Neon!!! I love it and I love you. ❤️💖“and placed my grief in the mouth of language the only thing that would grieve with me” —Lisel Mueller
Retweeted by Isabel YapLate for Valentine’s 🥰👯‍♀️👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 Manananggal and Diwata 🧝🏽‍♀️🧛🏽‍♀️ #artPH https://t.co/rVyBXp7uuz
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @sicarrol Thank you! Is there any particular text about either that you like? :) @kittychocklit is there a particular text/book about her that you like?Anyway I’m sharing this in case it resonates with anyone; part of what I’m trying to do with writing these days is… https://t.co/F8UsQNqO2Fthere is something I can't quite put into words about drafting which is that part of the visual IS a feeling...or s… https://t.co/j6ttMFffxMa thought about writing: drafting for me tends to be a very visual thing, ie, I'm trying to pull an actual image f… https://t.co/jTDmWXAY67 @crashwong Ie, when I think about the heart-pain that is a reading experience I really like, a lot of those stories… https://t.co/pQk2Ac830B @crashwong 👀 I could write a treatise on this! A lot of it for me has to do with the complexity of writing the span… https://t.co/UEpBIHq3jB @agasramirez Thank you! Seems v interesting!
2/23
2020
@prof_dainy Thanks! Been a while since I read that. I remember being almost entirely on Kyra’s side, but maybe my perspective will change! @mrbruff Thank you! Haven’t read either yet @mrakestraw2 Thank you! I only know of this vaguely from the anime so I’ll have to look up the actual one. :) @LadyOfRebellion Thank you! We actually did Antigone in this course :) I’ll have a think about the others! @ascannerburkely Thanks! @layangabi This is great, thank you! And yes Baru came to mind for me. But I left my copy back home in California (… https://t.co/1xmJpSf2t3good things that happened this week that have nothing to do with writing! 🌼 reconnected with a family member 🌼 got… https://t.co/CiiNLmh52tAre you a writer with a completed novel you're ready to submit? John Joseph Adams Books is open to submissions fr… https://t.co/XNx9fPwuTx
Retweeted by Isabel Yap @nivairface I actually haven’t read this yet :) though I’ve heard lots about it. Thanks! @crashwong LOL I couldn’t help myself ❤️❤️ @nwchap Thank you! @nwchap Is there a particular text (book, script, etc) about him that you like?Expounding a little: it shouldn’t be someone whose morality is straight up disagreeable or otherwise; instead it’s… https://t.co/CQRt3CNoxwCrowdsourcing! I need to write a term paper on a figure (preferably fictional or historical) whose moral choices wo… https://t.co/SUxea4JSDc @crashwong wait, wait. you think you're a 1?! REALLY?! (I think you are a severely underestimated 4 on the outside… https://t.co/8ZfjKXgLmv @fortnightlysara @C_L_Clark Idk when because I need a job first but definitely sometime! I miss all my friends and… https://t.co/enYQjis63v @miminality Congrats, Mimi! @C_L_Clark @ForbiddenPlanet @fortnightlysara This sounds like a lovely excursion for the night time I visit London,… https://t.co/iEgJomT8v2 @usmantm That is so lovely!!! ❤️❤️❤️ @strikinglight_ **cries in fanfic** @strikinglight_ hands-off longing i-- @strikinglight_ this feels like a callout tweet
2/22
2020
@CarolineYoachim Congrats!! @anhgryboys Ok but is that a cluster of Nancy drew in the middle"Death is a secret, and the rain with its many hands washes off the streets to the gutters death’s thick surprise.… https://t.co/kv3T70EnEfI do put this poor dude right by the window so I cannot blame himEven my printer is done with this below zero degree bullshit 🥶 https://t.co/bPNnpnwRdW @AtGreenblatt Congratulations!! @wearyintrovert This is so incredibly kind of you. Thank you so so much. ❤️ I’ll keep at it!
2/21
2020
Ngl I'm particularly gratified to see Gideon the Ninth on here because it is *amazing* to see a story you once read… https://t.co/eR1Kp3PQtdCongratulations to all the wonderful finalists on the ballot! Heartened to see such great names and stories on this… https://t.co/7nD0Jx2Iye @fran_wilde @abramskids @UncannyMagazine @NaomiKritzer @gregvaneekhout @WriteTeachPlay @HenryLienAuthor @deuceofgears Fran!! Congrats!! @karenthology Congratulations!! @ac_wise Congratulations!! @luna_luminarium Congratulations!! @AlixEHarrow Congratulations!! @her_nibsen Congrats Nibs!!! @ArkadyMartine Congratulations!! @sicarrol Congratulations!! @nameshiv Congratulations! @WriteTeachPlay Congratulations! @maxgladstone @tithenai Congrats!!
2/20
2020

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