Archive of ‘Workshops’

SparkNA new books this month!

New stuff! This month! I’m so excited to see these. Spark Books is a new-adult imprint of Anvil Publishing, and they will have a LOT of new romance books in stores before the end of the year. These new releases were selected from the SparkNA class we had in 2015, where authors signed up to write a new-adult novel based on guidelines and a schedule that I set. As workshop sponsor, Anvil Publishing had first dibs on the submissions. December 2016, the first batch of books are coming out in print, and they look awesome.

Watch out for these in local bookstores! At least ten new books soon!

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December 16, 2016 - - No comments


#HeistClub: Crime stories by Filipino authors, out now


#HeistClub is the online crime writing class we organized, to give Filipino authors who wanted to write crime fiction a chance to (safely) explore the dark side. We told the authors to write a “Case number 1” — and imagine themselves at the very beginning of what could be a procedural series. The stories are out now on buqo as ebook bundles. If crime is your preferred genre, I hope you read it! And encourage an author or two if you like what they’ve created.

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February 3, 2016 - - 1 Comment


#romanceclass 2016, anyone?

So maybe we can do this again, because it’s been a while and we’ve learned a lot since we first did this, and the publishing industry has changed a bit or a lot. Time for an update?

Romance Class

When: March to May 2016
Where: Online, mostly. (Facebook, Twitter, email)
What will we write: Contemporary romance, in English, minimum 30,000 words, steam optional, Philippine setting preferred, must be ready to publish indie-style if you make it all the way to end.

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January 6, 2016 - - 1 Comment


#SparkNA: An update

The #SparkNA class has ended! Sponsored by Anvil Publishing’s Spark Books imprint, this free online class set out to help authors write and finish a contemporary new adult novella. And possibly get them a print deal. Over 200 writers signed up, with over 80 moving on to officially join the class.

On June 6, the last day, we received these submissions. Each one is a complete NA novella!

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Mina V. Esguerra writes and publishes romance novels. She founded #RomanceClass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English.
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