So last July, I signed up for a writing workshop called #StrangeLit facilitated by Mina V. Esguerra and Bronze Age Media, as well as sponsored by Buqo. This was different from the previous workshops of Mina that I’ve attended, mainly because it’s about paranormal and urban fantasy. I have a soft spot for fantasy because it saved my sanity once when I was going through emo stuff back in college. Ever since then, I’ve been reading one fantasy book after another, and I thought it would be a good challenge to try my hand in writing a story in the said genre.
History has a way of repeating itself, but I won’t bore you with the details. This workshop came at the right time, and I couldn’t be more thankful I was part of it. The story that’s been in my head for so long has finally seen the light of day.
So, long story short, by September 5 I had a finished novelette and managed to make it through the deadline. My story, Bloodline Maharlika, has been bundled with 9 other stories under a common theme: Incredible Truths. There are 41 finished stories in total, also grouped into themes: Killer Seasons, Fateful Turns, and Darkest Dreams. And the best part is they’re now available on Buqo!
I hope you can support us indie authors in getting more people to read and appreciate our work. You can purchase the StrangeLit book bundles at the introductory price of Php 90. Regular price will be Php 250. I’ll be announcing more stuff as we go along (like a giveaway, the launch, etc.), but in the meantime I hope you can grab the chance to avail of the ebook bundles. And if you already have, thank you!