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Top Romantic Tropes
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Top Romantic Tropes…

For our novice writers out there, a trope is literary device that you might see in a specific genre.  Since it’s February, I thought what better time of the year is there to explore tropes readers see in the romance genre.  Here are four common ones seen in romance. The Love Triangle… Love triangles are… Continue reading Top Romantic Tropes…

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How to write a romance novel…

Happy February, everyone! It’s hard to believe that January is over, and we are now one month into 2020. To celebrate the month of Valentine’s Day, we will be focusing on topics of romance writing. So the first topic, is especially important for our aspiring authors—how do you write romance? Niche… First and foremost, write… Continue reading How to write a romance novel…

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The Slow Trickle…

I was going through my inbox the other day to clean out my emails when I noticed I was deleting several messages promising to make me the next self-publishing millionaire. Just out of curiosity, how many of you out of there are on these lists?  A few years ago, when I was getting ready to… Continue reading The Slow Trickle…

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Killing off a character

(Warning! This article contains spoilers for other novels.) I have written before about how characters become living and breathing people to their writers. As you develop a character, they interweave your story together with their traits and relationships with others.   When you begin your story, you have a general idea of where it’s going, and… Continue reading Killing off a character

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Archetypes versus Stereotypes – knowing the difference…

Quick show of hands. How many times have you been told: “Sorry, I don’t usually read that genre because of XYZ stereotype?” As a romance writer, I have been told more times than I care to remember.  The romance genre is often thought of as being outdated due to the portrayal of weak female characters… Continue reading Archetypes versus Stereotypes – knowing the difference…