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#romanceclass lecture: “How to date a musician” (Writing rockstar romances)


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We had our first #romanceclass lecture and it rocked! Sorry for the pun! But it did.

On June 12, Independence Day here in the Philippines, the #romanceclass community met again to have our regular book discussion — except we’ve now turned it into a “lecture” series for writers or aspiring authors. What’s the difference? Well, when we used to meet to discuss books, I think the general impression was that you had to read the assigned books first, when the truth was, we didn’t care. We just wanted to talk about romance, books, and ideas for writing.

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June 13, 2016 - - No comments

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Love and Scoring: A Sports Romance discussion


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I’ve been reading a lot of sports romances in the past few years, so it was a surprise to me that when I started this discussion topic, romance readers would go, “What’s that?” But it’s not that they weren’t familiar with the stories; just that it was called a thing. “Sports romance.” Essentially a romance book that involved athletes, either as main characters or love interests, or both. Set in the world of that sport, but sometimes not that much.

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December 7, 2015 - - No comments

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Romance at Filipino Readercon 2015


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There was a lot for romance lovers to check out at Filipino Readercon this year! We had been experimenting as a group with a bunch of things, and everyone stepped up to put everything to the test for a larger audience on Readercon day.

Like this one. I mean, I had a post about how fun this was, organizing a reading with Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates for a small group of authors. What if we opened it up to a larger group? And what if there was a stage, and microphones, and lights, and everything?

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November 30, 2015 - - No comments

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Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.
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