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Romance novels are feminist, political & made of witchcraft

In my household we often watch Say Yes to the Dress as background noise when writing or messing about on the Internet. This seems obvious. Romance writers, of course, we watch Say Yes to the Dress. Retrograde genre and retrograde show, right? Wrong. The … Continue reading

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RWA issues apology for infamous “one man, one woman” romance definition poll

Today Romance Writers of America issued a long overdue and welcome apology for a poll in 2005 in which it considered defining romance as “a story in which a predominant part of the story line focuses on the romantic relationship … Continue reading

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Poly Yammery on The Hopeless Romantic

I recently recorded an episode of The Hopeless Romantic with Austin Chant and Amanda Jean focusing on polyamory in romance fiction. We cover a wide range of topics (see the blurb below) but particularly if you’re looking for info on our forthcoming … Continue reading

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m SLASH m – a guest post from Erica Kudisch

Erica Kudisch is the author of The Backup, a fantastic (and fantastically reviewed) new LGBT novel involving music, Greek gods, and much mayhem. Note: The Backup is not a romance, but if it’s the right book for you, it’s really, really … Continue reading

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A constantly shifting me

When I write, I come to it as an actor. Last week my partner asked me what was wrong while I was trying to write a scene where Callum (who you’ll get to meet soon, we hope, in The Art of … Continue reading

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5 things being a Mary Kay consultant taught me about being a romance author

Once upon a time, and briefly, I was a Mary Kay lady. Recruited by a friend from high school, and seeing a potential income stream amidst aspiring actors and queer friends who didn’t have the time or inclination to buy … Continue reading

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Yup, bi romance really is a thing

I know you’re reading that headline and wondering why I’m stating the obvious. The short answer is because it apparently needs to be stated. Yesterday,  Erin and I were in our Philadelphia office doing a long, brutal edit on The Art … Continue reading

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Writing, rankings, and ratings: The problem with keeping score

When I was a kid, my parents were pretty strict about acceptable additions to the decor in my room. While I was eventually allowed to get a cork board where I pinned pictures of crush objects and party invitations, the … Continue reading

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Eight things Hamilton taught us about writing romance

Despite still being in the U.K. and having a creepy run in with the fae (pro-tip, if you’re near Avebury and a sign says to please close the iron gate, close the iron gate), Erin has now listened to all of … Continue reading

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Six things Pride & Prejudice taught us about the romance genre while also ruining our lives

In our not quite yet a tradition of watching new-to-us romantic comedies and seeing what they can teach us about the romance genre, Erin and I recently watched the 1995 Pride and Prejudice. Although to be fair, it’s not really … Continue reading

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