Monthly Archives: September 2012

Escape Into Wonk

Does wonkiness interfere with the escapist quality of romance? Or to put it another way, if you write heroes and heroines who are more real, whose conflicts are deeper and wounds more intense, do you risk waking people out of … Continue reading

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Cinémawonque Analysis: Rizzo as Heroine

So I was self-editing the first book I’m writing for Penguin, and this passage got me thinking: He’d probably make a good father, if he went down that road. Kids today could use more Kelly Robaks in their parental dugouts. … Continue reading

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A Tale As Old As Time

One of my favorite tropes is decidedly unwonky – one might even say a tale as old as time. Romance is full of re-interpretations of the Beauty and the Beast trope… why? Probably most compelling is that the couple must … Continue reading

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