My Fave Romance Tropes

How is it that in all my yapping about the romance genre, I've never talked about romance tropes?This might be because I really only read historical romances until fairly recently and there are some very specific historical romance tropes.Tropes are plot devices that bring romance characters together or character archetypes that the romance characters fulfill. … Continue reading My Fave Romance Tropes

The Freedom of Writing Contemporary

For the longest time, the reasons I couldn't make a contemporary story work were several-fold: I read a lot of historical, I was more engaged with historicals, and I often didn't feel like I fit in to contemporary American life. Also, all of my contemporary stories felt like they all eventually turned into weird Mary … Continue reading The Freedom of Writing Contemporary