Mina V. Esguerra
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Do you cover your hardcover books with plastics or at least put a scotch tape around it?

I don't cover my books at all! Whoops

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Have you ever tried ordering on amazon? How was the experience? Was it worth the hassle and wait?

1. Yes
2. It's good because I use it to order books I can't get here.
3. Yes but also my local post office customs people are aware that personal books shouldn't be charged fees, so it's not stressful.

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What is Your birthday? ( for my project in eng )

I'd rather not give personal info to an anonymous asker. If you'd like my personal info or thoughts for a school project, please send me an email, and tell me your name, your school, and the name of your teacher. Teachers, tell your students this too. Thank you.

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How short a short story should be?

If this is for school or somewhere asking for a submission, you'll need to ask them how many words they expect. :)

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Hi po ms! :) Do you read Rick Riordan's works po? Wala lang po natanong lang hehe. :)

I haven't :)

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Hi, Ate Mina! I'm planning a self-pub for my book po sana. First time ko po ito hahahha. Pwede pong pahingi ng advice? Hindi ko po kasi alam ang gagawin ko pero gustong gusto ko nang mahawakan si Henricccc hahaha.

Don't rush. Create a good book first. Don't ask for money from people if the book isn't ready. :)

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Hi Ate Mina, kakatapos ko lang po basahin yung Welcome to NV Park and it was so interesting for me. I was wondering po if there's a sequel or book 2, meron po ba?

There's no 2nd book, but some of the characters show up in What You Wanted and Iris After the Incident :)

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Ooooh that makes sense hahaha pero bitin po eh! So what happened to their love story? Or was there even a love story to begin with?

Ah there are four stories! Haha the love story continues naman. Links here:
buqo: http://www.buqo.ph/Shop/Book/5b9f95bb-e5bb-4426-bc35-06106b7cdabd
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016QBC54K/ref=series_rw_dp_labf

Thank you :)

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Why did you decide to make Young and Scambitious a mere short story rather than making it as a novel? :)

Felt more episodic to me than a full novel :)

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Do you use the snowflake method when you write? Or if yo don't, can you share your other methods or techniques that you use when you write? It's ok if its a secret tho. :)

I looked it up and I don't think I do that. :) What I do is outline the entire thing, then start writing, then revise the outline as needed.

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Hello po. :)

Haha, hello :)

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how do you find time to write while taking care of your baby girl? Were you writing even when she was still a newborn?

It was easier when she was smaller! (I was typing That Kind of Guy with one hand while holding her with my other arm.) Now that she's older she doesn't like when I'm not paying attention to her, so I have to ask for someone to watch her for maybe two hours or a whole morning. If I can get four hours a week I'm fine.

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do you have a writer-crush? as in, not her/his work, but the person?

Michael A.R. Co's cute. Heh.

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Miss Mina! When was that romanceclass workshop where you were viewing Gahoates????????

That's an ongoing Ayala Museum workshop :)

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What is the purpose of your book "Fairy Tale Fail"? is there a message being conveyed?

Oh, sorry I missed this! It sounds like homework pa naman, haha. :) There is no purpose to me writing the book, and the message from me to the reader was to drop their idea of perfect and good and discover what it really means to them and if their definitions were wrong to begin with. BUT that's me, and if you read it, it might mean something else to you. :)

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What is #NatGioWeekend?

When there's a new opportunity to be entertained by Gio Gahol, like a podcast, a web series episode, or a live performance, it's usually on a weekend. And we support it. Because he's our national Gio. :)

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Do you comment on all blurbs in #romanceclass2016 entries?

Not all. Usually that means I'm okay with it.

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OMG. Where are they reading the blurbs of #romanceclass2016

There's a facebook group for the class :) But it's the same one from 2013. :)

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Have you read any YA books? If yes po, do you have any favorites?

Fangirl, Anna and the French Kiss, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Distance Between Us (what I can think of for now!)

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Why do you like outlander? :)

Because of them. <3

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Did you reject any entries?

I asked for new concepts if there were issues with the one submitted. (Not sure right now if someone actually stopped there and didn't continue.)

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How's the #romanceclass2016 entries? Is it to your liking?

Still in concept stage but they've got potential :)

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how well do you know Gio Gahol? :)

I just know whatever he's chosen to share. :)

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What is your goal in writing a poem?

I haven't done this since high school. :) If this is your homework, you may need to ask yourself instead of me. :)

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Do you have pegs or celebs who look similar to what you imagine your characters to be like? Curious on who it would be for Kimmy and Andrea... Julie too 😂

I never answer this! Haha. Or it keeps changing, depending on when I'm asked. But here's Kimmy's Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/minave/kimmy-s-pinboard/) and Julie's (https://www.pinterest.com/minave/julie-s-pinboard/) and Andrea's, which I used to pin down what she looked like, in my head (https://www.pinterest.com/minave/damon-and-andrea/)

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About Mina V. Esguerra:

Author of romance/new adult novels My Imaginary Ex, Fairy Tale Fail, The Harder We Fall, Playing Autumn. Currently published in the Philippines by Anvil's Spark Books.

Manila, Philippines

http://minavesguerra.com