When a whole romance series is dedicated to a group of men introduced in the first book, in which the first guy fell. Here are the archetypes that feature in romance series dedicated to a group of men, with notes on the typical heroines and plotlines of their respective books.
For a work Secret Santa, I put together a "gift set" with the theme of an artist who has a real job—as many of my coworkers are creatives who are practically employed. mini artist's notebook art sticky notes 7-year pen Designer Pricelist mini-poster mini bottles of liquor I typed out the following message to go… Continue reading Gift Idea: Survival Kit for the Artist with a “Real” Job
3 Types of Rivals for the heroine's affections who make their move when the hero and heroine's relationship has hit a rough patch and the hero's reaction when he comes onto the scene
4 Archetypes Often Used for the Hero's Mother: Monster-in-Law, Mother She Never Had, Shrewd Matron, and Mother-Figure Housekeeper/Cook
When the hero/heroine falls for the ex-lover (or even ex-spouse) of his/her sibling
The Romance and Respect event at Strand Bookstore featured a panel of five authors of contemporary and historical romance. They discussed the (lack of) respect for their work and the genre. However, for seasoned authors, the past few years has seen more open acknowledgment and polite interest in a genre that has hitherto dominated trade fiction in ignominy. Questions covered negative attitudes toward romance, writing practices, and the future of the genre.
The hero gets shot protecting the heroine vs. the heroine gets shot protecting the hero: Which is more romantic, more compelling to the plot?
11. Do your nails, somewhat last minute, because you didn't want to risk chipping them earlier. Shape them to points, which goes with the costume but will also prove functional.
The test takers assessed their own powers of creativity, but their results were also evaluated by an algorithm that determined the vividness of their descriptions. The creative experts, of course, composed significantly more vivid, more detailed imaginings.
Rurik stopped and stared in awe. The runner was glorious, her breath unfurling though she hardly panted. Wavy red hair, as long as her waist, fluttered around her like a tattered cape, glittering with snow. The color was and radiant against the tundra. She was almost on top of him, but hadn’t spotted him yet,… Continue reading Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”