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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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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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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So that was April Feels Day 2019


It’s an honor and a pleasure to get to do this, again, for people. Every time, I learn more and am reminded that our stories matter. April Feels Day 2019 was held at LOFT in Ortigas, and it was a […]

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May 13, 2019 - - No comments

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Flicker in Young Star and more


A fun thing happened –the #romanceclassYA project that became Flicker was featured in Young Star! Author Angeli E. Dumatol and I were interviewed by Fiel Estrella, and the feature went online earlier this month. I asked Fiel if I could […]

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#romanceclass at your own pace


I get questions sometimes about how to join #romanceclass. The easiest way is to join an online class when I open one, and I announce on this site when I do. But an author can still join the community and […]

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“Mina” is ten years old


A ten-year-old name, that is. The entire year that I was going back and forth with my editor and publisher on what would be my first book, I was communicating using a different name. (They still call me by that […]

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March 29, 2019 - - No comments

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