Confessions of a failed romance novelist

So this…
What to say about this?
The fact that she thought it would be so easy is insulting. Romance is probably one of the most difficult genres to write because the entire book hinges on the relationship between hero and heroine–I’m talking straight romance here, not any of the subgenres. I’m talking about a story that has no explosions, international intrigue, gory ghouls and ghosts. Nothing but the emotions, thoughts and feelings between a two people. THAT IS YOUR PLOT. Oprah can’t fix for you. Tom Cruise can’t fix it for you. Not even with his witchcraft. It’s just you, the author, making wordsauce out of this intangible thing called “feelings”. That’s incredibly difficult to write. I wish people would realize that.

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