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Why do characters… #1: Why do characters do stupid things?

We’ve all read those books. The ones where everything is going swimmingly and then somebody you’re supposed to care about does something so eye-wateringly dumb that your eyes hurt from rolling, and that sound you hear is your molars grinding … Continue reading

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Elements of Modern Storytelling–Romance

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Where does romance spring from? Cat Kimbriel was asked where romance fit as an element of modern storytelling.
Her immediate thought was “as a subtle puzzle piece.” She explains over at the Book View Cafe blog. Continue reading

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Elements of Romance in Other Genres

Romance crossover novels seem to be popping up all over, and it got me thinking about my own writing process. My novels tend to cross genres, including mainstream, science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and thriller plots, but they all include romantic … Continue reading

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