Wordsling is the official website for Roel F. Concepcion, a Philippines-born American writer of prose and poetry. Roel writes from Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two young children. 

His latest work, a short story featured in the Tahoma Literary Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

Roel received his A.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Long Beach City College and his B.A. degree in English from the University of California, Riverside.

Roel is also an advertising and marketing professional, who worked as a creative director, content chief, and content producer for brands like Under Armour, Red Bull, and CBS Television. 

He tweets @wordsling and blogs on this website, where common topics include:

The challenges of becoming a writer later in life.

The challenges of being a primary caretaker of two young children.

And of course, poetry, short stories, and novels.

Half sentences, mind trips, and misunderstandings.


Locked In Westbrook

Russell Westbrook was so locked in that he forgot the basics, traveling halfway down the court without once dribbling the ball. This is the type of day dreaminess that I try to achieve each time I’m behind the keyboard writing.