Category Archives: Writing Wonkomance

Thinking about wonkomance from an author’s perspective.

Another Brick From the Wall

I’ve been having some anxiety lately. It’s pretty low grade and often amorphous, although I can usually pin down the source eventually. (Deadlines have a way of making anxiety about them supremely clear as they approach.) Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Heroine and Hero

I have all these theories about why readers want romance heroines to be such good people. My most recent is this: A writer friend told me recently that all romances are hero-centered stories—we read them because we want to follow … Continue reading

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The Finite Well of Shits

Last year I gave a luncheon speech at the New England RWA’s annual conference, which I concluded by advising my fellow writers to respect the fact that one has only so many shits available to give, and to be mindful … Continue reading

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