Category Archives: Writing Wonkomance

Thinking about wonkomance from an author’s perspective.

Risk in Writing: A Case Study

Let me tell you about the single riskiest book I’ve ever read… 1. The gently-bred, down-on-her-luck-heroine decides, quite matter-of-factly, that she is going to become a prostitute in order to support herself. There is very little angst about this decision. … Continue reading

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Luxury Fruit Pastilles

When this post is published, I’ll have already read Cara McKenna’s new Curio vignette. And I’m not saying this because I’m actually a creepy android from the future (though I wish I was. Or at least, I wish I was … Continue reading

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Ambigu-Wonk: Outlander

OK, if no one else is going to say it, I am. One of our favorite romances of all time—Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander—is a Wonkomance. Maybe. I’m not sure. In support of the argument, Outlander has: A virgin hero An older heroine … Continue reading

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