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Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas

Author


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

Trainer


Mina is a resource speaker for the workshop series "Author at Once" for writers and publishers, and teaches #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.

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#AprilFeelsDay2020, because we need this


Adjusting is a thing we do. The first ever April Feels Day in 2016 was itself an adjustment, a thing we started when existing spaces and events felt like they were not for us. Each April and October event after […]

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March 27, 2020 - - No comments

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On Print Books and Online Reading (February 2020)


Sometimes I get asked things, and I inform my interviewers that I will be posting the Q&A on my web platforms or social media. Will leave this here for now (answers are mine!):  How do [you] see the future of […]

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March 2, 2020 - - No comments

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Reading Filipino in 2019


In August of this year, RomanceClass did a challenge to read/watch/listen to Filipino creations, and we had a bingo card for it. I participated here as much as I could but didn’t include my selections in my regular reading list. […]

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December 19, 2019 - - No comments

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My Year in Books 2019, an explanation


This has been my best year of reading. Ever! I have never read more than a hundred books in a year. (I don’t count the ones I helped publish, or manuscripts that may still be revised. Just published books or […]

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December 18, 2019 - - No comments

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Writing Romance in Southeast Asia (thoughts after Tiny Lit Fest)


The description of our session, according to @thetinylitfest: Who loves Love? How does local culture, background, language, nationality influence the ways we express this universal emotion? Who better to answer these questions than romance novelists? ⁣⁣This event will see local […]

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December 10, 2019 - - No comments

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#romanceclass2019, congrats!


We started a new class on September 1, as a way to help fund artwork and related expenses for a new romanceclass app. 27 author participants joined!

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December 2, 2019 - - No comments

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Tiny Lit Fest, Brunei (December 2019)


Something new and exciting — I will be attending the first Tiny Lit Fest in Brunei this December, and will be featured in two of the sessions! Writing Romance in Southeast Asia on December 6, and Masterclass with Mina V. […]

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November 26, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

Aklatan (Nov 20/21) and Keep the Faith audio podcast


There are a few more things happening for me and #romanceclass before the end of the year. #RomanceClass will be at the Aklatan All-Filipino Bookfair at Megamall on November 20 and 21! If you’re giving books for Christmas (which is […]

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November 12, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

#FeelsFest2019: Wherein we tried to relax


We really, really tried to relax. There was nothing on the program except a few announcements and messages from some authors, and the live readings. No workshops, or talks, and we didn’t look for sponsors, even. Come to the thing, […]

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October 9, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

Thank you, MIBF 2019!


Being at the largest book fair in the country is always a reminder that reading is definitely not just a thing that I and my close friends do. So many Filipinos read! And they are best served by not asking […]

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September 23, 2019 - - No comments

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#RomanceClass at MIBF2019


#RomanceClass will be at MIBF this year, at the Visprint booth! This tweet has a list of books that’ll be there. The booth will have my books Better at Weddings Than You, What Kind of Day, and Kiss and Cry. […]

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September 3, 2019 - - No comments

EventsNews

My brand is building worlds


Last weekend, #romanceclass had a branding workshop, offered by Maloy Luakian, and hosted by Belle de Jour Power Planner at their new office/HQ in Shaw Boulevard. Recaps written by the participating authors have called it “personal” and it was! In […]

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