It’s Tuesday! So time for the regular Romance Weekly 🙂 Hello to all those joining from Jo Richardson’s blog!
1. Have you always written Romance?
Thinking back on it, yeah, I have 😀 I think romance drew me in because of the love and hope it gives, and in my opinion, it adds an extra layer to characters and the story.
Unless I’m writing a short story, my short stories tend to take a very creepy, horror-like turn and I have no idea why!
2. How do you deal with critiques about the romance genre?
There is such a stigma against romance, as though anything in romance is not worthy of being classed as ‘good’. I have no idea why, some of the best books I’ve read have been romance with incredible writing and deep characters. It makes absolutely no sense to me why romance should be classed as less than any other genre.
3. What’s the one thing about our genre you’d like people to know.
That romance can add a powerful layer to a story and characters. All those damsels-in-distress and dashing heroes, they are great characters, they have depth and interest. As do the vampire love interests, the shape-shifters, the average Joes/Janes, the off-worlders.
Love is real and can really drive a story forwards so as a book becomes one of your most cherished reads.
Some interesting questions this week, and they bring up a valuable point. It’s definitely time romance took its place amongst the other genres!
What do you think about the stigma against romance books and those who write them?
Let’s find out what S.C Mitchell has to say on the topic.
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